Old Hills Malvern - Parishes of Powick, Guarlford and Madresfield with Newland
POWICK FLOOD RELIEF BRING & SHARE SESSIONS
THANK YOU for the over 100 people that donated items for the Powick Flood Relief. Arrangements for onward distribution of the donated stock will be publicised on Facebook (Powick Parish and Village pages). NO FURTHER DONATIONS ARE REQUIRED until such time as onward need is assessed.
A PRAYER FOR THE LOCAL FLOODS
Compassionate God, source of all comfort,
We pray for the people whose lives have afflicted by rain and flood locally in Powick and wider across our county.
Bring comfort and hope to all those affected, despite the obvious adversity, we pray.
Be with all those that are helping our friends and villagers out, ease the anxieties caused by the necessary road closures and diversions.
And may our response to their difficulty be generous and bring you praise.
For we ask it in Jesus name,
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.
STOP PRESS -
Our New Family Orientated and timed service starts on Sunday 8th March at 4pm at Callow End Church. Yes The Lord's Alive is back.............
The toilet at St Peter's Powick is closed until further notice due to irreparable issues with the sewerage system. Sorry for any "inconvenience ". Go easy on church refreshments - to assist, Rev Gary has shortened his sermon and refreshments will only be served at the first Sunday in the month service. You can still stay and chat after any service!
Please support your local churches if you need help with life’s events - births ( baptisms), deaths ( funerals) or marriages ( in church) this new year. Contact Rev Gary via www.oldhillsmalvern.co.uk if your churches can help you.
Church Services across Your Churches this coming Sunday: 23rd February 2020
8am BCP Holy Communion at Powick (Rev Gary)
9.30am Living Communion at St James' Callow End (Rev Gary)
11.00am Sunday Worship at Powick (Ros Davis)
11.00am, Living Communion at Madresfield (Rev Gary) with a private baptism afterwards
No service at Guarlford this week
Choral Evensong at Worcester Cathedral - including the institution of Bishop Martin as a Canon of Worcester Cathedral . The service starts at 4pm.
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
Monthly Pre Schoolers for children and parents Service at Madresfield Church - see calendar or Link Sheet for details
See leaflets in church, and on the Vicar's Blog pages, for Lent information. No course this year: prayers instead.
Ash Wednesday Service at St Peter's Powick - Wednesday 26th February 7.00pm for the parishes and anyone.
A new form of Family Worship for a Sunday Tea Time is in development. FIRST SERVICE on Sunday 8th March at 4pm at Callow End.
Unfortunately, the Mission Morogoro themed services planned for last week were scuppered by the storm. Mission Morogoro will be back on Sunday 8th March at 10.30am at St James' Callow End (note later time for this one off service- open to all)
Our Safeguarding Commitment
IF YOU ARE A CHILD, YOUNG PERSON OR ADULT
WHO IS WORRIED, UPSET OR FRIGHTENED
BY WHAT SOMEBODY IS SAYING OR DOING
PLEASE TELL SOMEONE AS SOON AS YOU CAN
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. Follow this link for further information: https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church/policy-practice-guidance