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)
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.
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?
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
For Next Sunday Worship information, hop across to the Services Tab and click/scroll through to the Church Service Timetable.
The Mary Patronal Service for Guarlford and Madresfield will take place at Mary the Virgin Church at Madresfield at 11am on Sunday 8th September . All other services are cancelled to allow for a good attendance.
The Good News in the Old Hills
Good News - our two Lay Ministers in training, Vicky and Kay, have finished their Children and Youth courses and will be licensed to serve in our church at a service at Worcester Cathedral on the 15th September (time TBA)
BAD NEWS - There has been a distressing increase of dog poo being left in our church yards, especially at Powick. See Facebook and the Worcester News for coverage.
Good News - first hurdle passed in St Peter's Powick's journey to secure Heritage Lottery Funding for its reordering and English Civil War Heritage Project.
Good News - The Powick loo is back in action (but for how long...)
Good News - Christmas Trees are coming to Madresfield in December (shock horror! - No a Christmas Tree Festival - watch this space). And a local community choir will be helping us sing carols at our popular Carols at the Club ( Madresfield Social Club) at 7pm on Friday 7th December
Good News - Guarlford Village Hall 70th Anniversary Bring and Share Family Picnic. Get to know your neighbours. Sunday 8th September 2019 3pm-5.30pm at the Village Hall with a blessing service afterwards in the hall. And there’s is talk of a brass band coming to Guarlford Church at Christmas....
Good News - Newland's Churchyard has had a free makeover by Worcestershire Probation and Community Service Teams. Its beginning to look a lot better.
Good News - 13 couples have chosen an Old Hills Malvern Church for their wedding so far in 2019. Why not consider Your Church for your ceremony in 2020?
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. Google Diocese of Worcester for further information.