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

SERVICES ON SUNDAY

 

Sunday 23rd June 2024

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Living Communion at Callow End

11.00am Living Communion at Madresfield

 

Sunday 30th June 2024

St Peter’s Day

11.00am St Peter’s Patronal Festival at POWICK

 

Click here to see – Olds Hills Headlines 9th, 16th and 23rd Junethe latest edition of HEADLINES which includes more information on services, events and news for the Old Hills Parishes. The latest intercessions can be found here: Intercessions 9th June 2024 and  Intercessions 26th May and 2nd June (including D-Day 80 Commemoration)

 

MIDWEEK COMMUNION – ALL ARE WELCOME

This takes place fortnightly on THURSDAYS at 10.30am. at The Orchard Common Room at Colletts Green. For the latest dates please see the latest edition of Headlines.

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINGS:

Guarlford and Madresfield with Newland

Thursday 2nd May, 7.30pm at Madresfield Early Years Centre

Powick (with Callow End)

Sunday 5th May after the 11.30am service (indicative time of 12.30pm) at St Peter’s, Powick

APCCM Annual Report for GMN and Powick

POWICK AND GMN APCM AGENDA 2024

GMN PCC 31.12.2023 Draft Accounts (with Trustees Report)

The Vicar's Blog

Vicar's Blog

June 2024 Pastoral Letter

Dear Friends, Towards the end of John’s gospel there is a long section known as Jesus’ ‘final discourse’. It is a deep section of text ...
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May Pastoral Letter

Racing across the World … Benefice… Churches   Dear Friends, Summer is almost upon us again – but perhaps the weather is not helping us get ...
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March Pastoral Letter

An Easter Celebrity! As we journey through March, there is so much going on. After a dark, dismal, and wet winter, the mornings and evenings are getting ...
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February Pastoral Message

Dear Friends, This year Ash Wednesday and Lent follows hard on the heels of Christmas and Epiphany – we have just two Sundays between the ...
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Christmas 2023 Pastoral Message

Dear Friends,   The events of the first Christmas were strange and wonderful. That was the experience of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and the wise ...
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November Pastoral Message

Vicar’s Pastoral Letter –  November 2023   Dear Friends,   November is a month to remember. And we remember not to take things for granted. ...
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A NEW PRAYER FOR THE OLD HILLS MALVERN CHURCHES 

Welcome to our new Old Hills Malvern  Benefice Prayer

Almighty God,
source of our hope and of all good things;
you call us in love to share in the work of creation in making all things new.
Bless our benefice of two parishes, three schools, four churches active across five villages.
May we be faithful in worship,
Confident in our discipleship,
and joyful in our service, 

that through us, the world may catch a glimpse of the love you have for each one of us,
made known in your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen. 

Introducing CATCH –  Your Church’s Acting To Combat Hardship 

PLEASE support the local Foodbank through your supermarket drop off points.  Pop Up collections across the villages will resume in Lent 2022. 

 

WEEKLY INTERCESSIONS

Weekly intercessions are provided as an  online resource only.  If you need a copy,  please contact The Vicarage or ask a friend to print them off for you.  

 

ZOOM BASED PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES

New 2023 Zoom codes and links are needed for services and meetings –  please Contact Us for the new codes for the 2023 year.  

 

OLD HILLS ON YOUTUBE

Search Old Hills Malvern on YouTube for our new channel.  When we can , we will up date videos there of our work and mission.   There are some uploaded Lord’s alive videos to review and ON LINE NOW.

STATEMENT ON PARISH FUNERAL PROVISIONS

Remember, when someone dies in one of our villages, a Church of England funeral is available for them in their own parish where they live, whether they were churchgoers or not. Such funerals are available in our beautiful churchyards at Powick (open for Powick and Callow End residents), Madresfield, Gualford and Newland ,  at a green burial site or at the local Crematorium Chapel in Worcester, Fladbury or Cheltenham. Please contact me if I can help you or your family, if needed, or advice in these difficult times.  Thank you.

 

OLD HILLS’ HEADLINES –  A LINK TO YOUR CHURCHES

Old Hills Malvern Headlines,  our fortnightly pew sheet,  is available to view on this website as well as being emailed out to over 100 people.  A few are delivered by post or hand.  If you would like one delivered or sent,  please contact us by phone or email. People are carping on about the lack of communication – well, if you don’t access or share what is openly and time consumingly produced,  what more can The Vicar do?  It takes two to tango…..

Each (additional week),  when Headlines is not produced,  an email reminder of services for Sunday will be sent to those subscribing to the Headlines news sheet –  called SOS –  Services on Sunday , it will feature urgent messages and confirmation of Service timings. 

Rev Gary’s monthly  Pastoral Letter is on the Vicar’s Blog page 

NEW –  occasional Video Blogs can be viewed on the Old Hills Malvern Churches YouTube Channel

 

ON LINE WORSHIP RESOURCES 

Please look for On Line Worship for  resources to support your faith –  from sermons, blogs, service sheets and intercessions.  there is plenty to refresh your faith.   Any new material will be signposted on this page, but please hop over to On Line Worship to find out more.   Copies can be printed and sent out to parishioners upon request. You just have to ask, then you will receive!

As well as the website,  the parishes have a new YouTube Channel ,  Old Hills Malvern Churches. and our youth and children’s ministry has video’s and news on Facebook –  LORD’S ALIVE SERVICES are available on-line.

Go to the ‘Children and Families’ tab at the top of the page for all the links.  

 

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MINISTRY AND MISSION OF THE OLD HILLS’ MALVERN CHURCHES

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 Malvern’s or the City of Worcester.  We are four Churches that are welcoming and attractive and want to serve you. So, CONTACT US if you are looking for Sunday worship , struggling with your faith or want to find out more, or to explore how Your Church can assist and be with you 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 –  be part of it……

These are difficult times–

Please support your local churches if you need help with life’s events – births ( baptisms), deaths ( funerals) or marriages ( in church).  Contact Rev Gary via www.oldhillsmalvern.co.uk if your  churches can help you.

If you can afford to donate money  to help with the running of these four churches in these uncertain times, please contact Rev Gary via Contact Us, in confidence.  No one has bothered to do so on the basis of this appear so far this year,  but the Christian Faith is one of HOPE.

THANK YOU to the person that donated £50 for our running cost campaign.  That was the only donation received.

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 who will then refer to to our new local parishes’ safeguarding team. Alternatively ,  contact 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 Team 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 safeguareding team.  Follow this link for further information: https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church/policy-practice-guidance