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.

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 Worship Across Your Churches:

Sunday 22nd September 2019

8am  BCP Holy Communion -  Powick Church +

9.30am  Living Communion -  Callow End (with an interesting alternative to prayers and sermon involving pottery...) +

11.00am  Matins

11.00am  Living Communion at Madresfield +

(Looking for where Rev Gary's officiating -  look for the + above....)


2.30pm  Annual Pet Service for Remembrance and Memory.  Remembering faithful friends no longer with us.  A special pray activity based service for those that have lost a valued pet - recently or long ago.  WARS (Worcestershire Animal Rescue Rescue Santuary at Deblins Green nr Newland)


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


Sunday services for next Sunday 29th September 

Benefice Harvest Festival Communion

1030am  St Peter's Powick

Please bring any dry or packaged goods for donation to Malvern Foodbank to this service.

A cash collection will be taken for Mission Morogoro -  the Diocesan Link in Tanzania














The Good News in the Old Hills

Good News Open the Book is celebrating 20 years support to our schools across the UK. Teams from the Old Hills Churches regularly support Madresfield, Callow End and Powick Primary Schools.  Let's give thanks for their ministry to the children of our parishes.  The Good News is that there will be a service of Thanksgiving and Dedication at Powick for the three schools and parishes on Sunday 6th October at 4pm.

Good News -  We have secured two dates for local residents to find out more about the Southern Link Road redevelopment and its impact on us all -  and more importantly what we can look forward to in the future.  Also - the artefacts that were uncovered as part of the excavation will be on show with experts from County Archaeology.  Meet with engineers from Griffiths and the County Archaeology Service on the 2nd and 3rd October (drop in 3pm-7pm) at St Peter's Church, Powick 

Good News -the flooring work at St James should start on the 21st October 2019. 

Good News -The Benefice is going Shoe Box Crazy for Teams4U again.  More information om the Vicar's Blog page shortly.



New Wedding Registration procedures are likely to be introduced early in 2020.  This will impact on how weddings are registered and are the responsibility of the happy couple to attend to.  See the Wedding Pages for an update (when I find out officially)

Harvest Walk and Praise -  a different harvest service for Madresfield and Guarlford is happening on Sunday 13th October.  Two graded walks culminating with a Songs of Praise for the Harvest at 3.30pm at Madresfield Church. (Harvest gifts for Malvern Foodbank and a cash collection for Mission Morogoro).  For more info on the walks , please contact Marguerite and Allen on 01684 891760









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.