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


See below for our church services for the coming Sunday. Who knows-  maybe church attendance featured as a new year resolution......

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 me via www.oldhillsmalvern.co.uk if your  churches can help you.

Reverend Gary Crellin - The Vicar


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. 


The toilet at St Peter's Powick is closed until further notice due to irreparable issues with the sewerage system. Sorry for any "inconvenience " 


Church Services across Your Churches this coming Sunday:

Epiphay 3 (or Conversion of Paul) - January 26th 2020

Ever had a life changing experience in your life? One that changed your outlook and approach to life in an instant? Come to church to hear how Paul changed from the biggest persecutor of the new church to one of its architects and influencers.

St Peter, Powick - 8am BCP Holy Communion with Revd Gary, 11am Matins with Meg Allsopp.

Callow End School - 9.30am Holy Communion with Revd Gary.

St Mary, Guarlford - 9.30am Sunday Worship with Rosemary Wells

St Mary, Madresfield - 11.00am Holy Communion with Revd Gary.

A service for anyone and everyone. 

Every blessing for a great weekend. Revd Gary.



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


A new form of Family Worship for a Sunday Tea Time is in development.  Watch this space.  It is hoped that it will be launched in February 2020.

Callow End's Church,  St James', is still closed .  It will not open for worship until The end of January 2020.  See service info, pew sheets and magazine flyers for Service and Christmas information

The Good News in the Old Hills Malvern Churches


Good News -  Portaloos will arrive at Powick this coming week for the Christmas Season  and plans are in development to sort the sewerage system.

Good News -The Benefice collected over 160 show boxes for Teams4U this year. Thank you. Although the total is significantly down on last year, we collected over 570 boxes across the greater Malvern and Colwall  area this year which is fantastic. Our boxes are off to Moldova and Bosnia.

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.  So fat no one has -  is this note being read?  Is there any interest in helping others in need?  

A new top gravel dressing has been lain at Guarlford Church by community service volunteers from Worcestershire Probation. Don't the paths look great? With grateful thanks both to Probation and a local benefactor who donated the gravel. 

Happy New Decade to all communities we serve.
What will the new year let alone the decade bring? See the
Vicar's  blog for Rev Gary's  new year message ( it will also feature in the next parish magazines) - to be uploaded in the new year. Something to look forward to reading then......

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.  Follow this link for further information: https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church/policy-practice-guidance