Old Hills Malvern - Parishes of Powick, Guarlford and Madresfield with Newland

Levani oculos meos in montes  

Psalm 121 (I lift my eyes to the hills)

Well done for finding us on the web! A number of people are saying " what has the Old Hills got to do with the churches in these parts?"  Well,  the Psalm says it all really.....

This website should provide you with a lot of useful information about the four churches in the Parishes of Powick, Guarlford and Madresfield with Newland. We are a small group of parishes that is in the Malvern Hinterland. If you are driving to or from Worcester or the Malvern Hills or the Three Counties Show Ground, there is a high probability you are driving through us.

We have the best of both worlds -10 minutes either from the Malverns or the City of Worcester.  We are four Churches that are welcoming and attractive and want to serve you. So if you are looking for Sunday worship (give us a try), struggling with your faith or want to find out more, or to book Your Church for a wedding, baptism or a funeral, We hope you will consider contacting us after reviewing the information and pictures on this new website. Or better still. Why not join us for worship and see for yourself?

Your Churches have an interesting future ahead including a signifiant Heritage project at Powick. We also have projects to improve facilities at Callow End and Madresfield - more details to come soon. 

What's on this week?

Sunday Services -  Sunday 10th November 2019

8am  BCP Holy Communion at Powick (Rev Gary presiding)


Each community has an opportunity to participate in a Remembrance Service on Sunday. Wear your poppy with pride and remember the sacrifice made by so many for us- 

Powick St Peters - 1045am
Callow End St James’ / War Memorial - Upton Road 3pm
Guarlford St Mary’s - 9.15am
Madresfield St Mary’s - 1045am

In addition, there will be a short act of remembrance for Armistice Day on Monday 11th November at the Upton Road War Memorial  Callow End  at 1050am

Tea and Chatter - for our older residents - Powick Village Hall on Thursday 14th November - drop in between 1.30pm-3.00pm


Every Wednesday - Community Coffee Shop at Callow End Village Hall (all welcome) 2pm-4pm

Bell ring practice -  Mondays (7.30pm) Madresfield Church and Wednesdays (7.30pm)  at Powick Church 

Renew2 Wellbeing at The Link Garden Centre (Friday mornings) -  contact us for more details

Monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month, we visit Severn Heights Nursing Home for a Church or Communion Service -  see the Calendar for details


Christmas Services information - coming here soon



Tea and Chatter and Parents with Prams - Powick Village Hall

Due to low and inconsistent take up, for a variety of good reasons, both of these groups will cease at the end of the current published runs. It is hoped that alternatives will be considered and implemented next year.

The last Tea and Chat will be on the 14th November due to the General Election requiring the room used on the 12th December. 



The Good News in the Old Hills


Good News - Powick toilet is working, and planning permission finally received to sort it out for good.


A TIME CAPSULE will be buried into the new floor at Callow End Church this week.  Containing materials from this year in the church's life, who know's what our future residents of Callow End will think when they dig it up in 2219? May be by then,  Callow End St James will have its own car park (multistorey of course)  and its sermons will be beamed in from the Resource Church in Dudley.......

Good News -The Benefice is going Shoe Box Crazy for Teams4U again. Closing date for the shoe boxes -  23rd November 2019 (please contact vicarage to arrange collection)


Pastoral Care - If you are interested in getting involved in the establishment of a small team of people to help Rev Gary with pastoral care visiting,  please contact him at the vicarage or via this website Contact Us.



St James Callow End will be closed to worship from Monday 21st October until December to enable the flooring work and new carpeting to be installed.  Sunday Worship will transfer to Callow End School (same services/times/dates)


Our Safeguarding Commitment


If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DST (See below). If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services. Other agencies such as Childline are available 0800 1111

You will be taken very seriously and it's safe to talk

For urgent advice or concerns, please contact the Vicar of the parish, the Reverend Gary Crellin on 01905 830270  or the parishes' safeguarding officer (PSO) ,  Mrs Kay Shaurd on 01905 830744 or the Diocese of Worcester Safeguarding Leads (DSTs) on 07495 060689 or 07376 374380 

We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) for both parishes (see above). The Diocese of Worcester's  safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, DST, who advise our PSOs.  Google Diocese of Worcester for further information.