Recent Events

Catholic Friends Lent Lunch

A soup and bread lunch was held after Mass on Sunday 17th March raising funds for Aid to the Church in Need

Homemade vegetable soup and a chance for parishioners to chat and catch up with friends

In the HallCath and Brenda

Tables in the HallMaureen Sylvia and BarbaraA full Hall

World Day of Prayer
An ecumenical service held on 1st March.

Catholic Friends at Pershore Abbey April 2018

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Reading displaysSignLiz and Maureen

Catholic Friends outing 27th March

A group of parishioners with Fr Adrian had a good visit to Tewkesbury Abbey

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Catholic Friends outing 23rd February

 13 friends visited Birlingham near Pershore where the churchyard of St James is a mass of snowdrops and crocuses with primroses and cyclamen. A wonderful sight even in the blustery winds.

This was followed by a leisurely "senior's lunch "  at the Oak at Defford.

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A talk on John Bradburne of Mutemwa

The Catholic Friends  meeting on 26th May had a talk on John Bradburne given by Rev Ben Bradshaw and accompanied by John Bradburne's niece Celia.

We learnt about his work in Zimbabwe with the lepers and his commitment to the lepers.

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 John Bradburne literature

There was a good range of booklets about his life and his poetry


Confirmation at Belmont Abbey 2016Trinity Sunday 22nd May 2016

Archbishop George Stack confirmed 8 of our parishioners with others at Belmont Abbey


Sunday 2nd August

We were blessed with good weather and the hall was packed with an overflow into the garden bringing chairs and tables from the Parish Centre.

Thanks to all who came and provided such delicious cakes and strawberries. Everyone's diet begins later!

Tea Party cakes

Full house

Very busy scene

Full hall

Tea party tables     The Hall looked very welcoming even before the cakes arrived!


10 parishioners enjoyed a sunny lunchtime at Ralph Court Gardens

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Lunch in the Cafe

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Through the Musical fountain

Great fun everywhere you looked


Sunday 7th June Corpus Christi

Eight children received the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time at Corpus Christi.

The church was packed with over 200 in attendance and the service finished with a Procession and Benediction in the garden on a lovely sunny day.

Fr Adrian made the first cut in the wonderful special cake.

FR ready to cut the cake

The cake

The Procession

In the garden

Tabernacle flowers

Flowers for Our Lady

Decorated pews

Pew decorations

Catholic Friends Daffodil Walk

Thursday 26th March
21 members of the group enjoyed a splendid lunch at the Beauchamp Arms in Dymock 

Outside the Beauchamp Arms


Daffodils in the orchard

After lunch

After lunch we did a gentle stroll to a wonderful old orchard (part of the Daffodil Way). Many of us rounded off the walk with tea and cakes in Dymock Church where we also read about the Dymock poets. Thanks to Pat and Margaret for researching the walk. Everyone had a good time.

 SWIECONKA Easter Food Blessing

Well over 100 young families packed the church this  Holy Saturday. There were almost 40 baskets of brilliantly decorated special Easter foods which were blessed and there was a short service with readings in Polish, before the children delightedly reclaimed their own baskets looking for the chocolate element!

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Good Friday 2014 Market House

Good Friday March of Witness 2014

The Ledbury Churches joined forces again this year on the Good Friday March of Witness, when over 100 people took part.  Most walked from the Baptist Church following the Cross carried by the Revd Howard Mayle and praying silently for the town and joined others under the historic Market House.  There was a short service of hymns and readings with reflections on the meaning of Good Friday involving participants from all the local denominations.  The music echoed out across town attracting local shoppers and visitors who paused on their way past.

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 This march is organised each year by Christians Together in the Ledbury area to show the local community why Good Friday is still so important.

 The pictures shows some of the crowd gathering at the Baptist Church, on the Walk, under the Market House and  The Revd Howard Mayle  who carried the Cross on the walk and stood holding it throughout the Service!