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    Sep 2024 - Certificate in Catechesis

    Light of Truth LogoThis 2-year Certificate in Catechesis course, approved by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, is offered by the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, as part of their apostolate of Faith formation, Light of Truth

    The Light of Truth Certificate in Catechesis prepares you for these essential roles:

    • catechetical work in your parish, school, or diocese
    • understanding and communicating the Catholic Faith to adults, youth, and children in face of cultural challenges
    • teaching, witnessing to, and accompanying others in their journey of faith

    It is designed for new or experienced catechists who wish to gain a greater understanding of their mission in the Church and of the mysteries of faith which they transmit to others in a changing cultural context.   It equips them to share their faith with confidence, passion, and in faithfulness to the Catholic tradition, using the sources of catechesis. 

    Those applying could include catechists, children's Liturgy leaders, parents, and everyone passionate about passing on the Catholic faith to others.   No previous qualification is required to sign up for the programme. 

    The course comprises:

    • 8 modules (4 modules per year) comprising 9 online sessions each, offered live, in an interactive environment, and accessible afterwards within a learning management system. 
    • accompanying resources for each modules in written, audio or video format
    • 2 in-persons day a year: a formation day and a retreat day
    • personal tutorials on-demand

    Full details can be found at https://www.lightoftruth.uk/certificate.

    Mon 12 - Fri 16 August 2024 - Walsingham Pilgrimage

    Most Holy Trinity - Walsingham Group Banner

    "When England Returns to Walsingham, Our Lady Will Return to England"

    Why not come with us to Walsingham this year for the Solemnity of the Assumption, to visit one of the oldest Marian shrines in the world, founded in 1061?   Stay in the ancient village of Walsingham, walk the Holy Mile to the Slipper Chapel, and visit the pre-Reformation churches in Walsingham and Houghton St Giles.

    Included in the price is 4 nights' half board pilgrim accommodation from £335 - £555 depending on your choice of accommodation, and including all travel costs and a visit to nearby Oxburgh Hall.   For full details please contact Menna MacBain, 21 Woodfield Gardens, Belmont, Hereford HR2 9RN (T:  01432 - 359867).

    Sat 22 June - Summer Cheese & Wine Evening

    Parish Room

    The Parish Advisory Group are arranging a Summer Cheese & Wine Evening to take place in the Parish Room (Hall) on Saturday 22 June at 6.00pm after the 5.00pm Mass.

    All are welcome.


    Wed 24 April - CBCEW Pastoral Reflection on Gender

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    The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a pastoral reflection on gender entitled Intricately Woven by the Lord.   The document emphasises that, whilst all are welcome in the Church, the sexual identity of an individual is not a purely “cultural or social construction”.

    Read the full document on the CBCEW website.

    Sun 17 March - Lent Penitential Service (St Joseph's, Malvern)

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    There will be a Lent Penitential Service at St Joseph's, Malvern at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday 17 March.   Priests will be available to hear confessions.



    Sun 10 March - Lent Penitential Service (St Wulstan's, Little Malvern)

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    There will be a Lent Penitential Service at St Wulstan's, Little Malvern at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday 10 March.   Priests will be available to hear confessions.



    Fri 8 March - Parish Lenten Lunch

    Parish RoomJoin us in the Parish Room from 12:30 p.m. for a shared Lenten Lunch of soup, bread, and cheese.

    All donations to parish funds.

    Thu 7 March - 5:00 p.m. - Diocesan Merger Open Listening Session - Belmont Abbey

    Province of CardiffArchbishop O’Toole will celebrate a Station Mass at Belmont Abbey, followed by an Open  Listening Session to discuss the proposed merger of the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the Diocese of Menevia.   The listening session will comprise:

    • Time of adoration (~30 mins)
    • Presentation from Archbishop Mark on plans for possible unification of the Dioceses
    • Small group discussion, based on 3 questions
    • Feedback & Questions
    • Station Mass
    • Light refreshments

    For further details of this event see the Archdiocese of Cardiff website.

    Fri 16 February 2024 - Marathon of Prayer at St Francis Xavier's, Hereford

    Rosary

    Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine the Belmont group of the Walsingham Association organised at Belmont Abbey a 12 hour marathon of praying the Rosary for peace.   Since then a small group has met regularly continuing to pray for peace. 

    Now with conflicts spreading throughout the world another 12 hour marathon of prayer will take place from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Friday 16 February at St. Francis Xavier's Church in Hereford.   All are welcome to join us.   If you live too far away, please join us in prayer during this time.   Thank you.

    Sun 16 December 2023 - Proposal to merge Archdiocese of Cardiff & Diocese of Menevia

    Province of CardiffMark O’Toole, Archbishop of Cardiff and Bishop of Menevia, encourages the faithful to consider the possibility of uniting the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the Diocese of Menevia into one Diocese, aiming to enhance the mission and outreach of the Church.    To find out more watch or read his Pastoral Letter to the Archdiocese of Cardiff & Diocese of Menevia.


    Thu 14 December 2023 - New Digital Organ Installed

    Out with the Old ...

    All Clean & Tidy ...

    Almost there ...

    Contentment ...

    All Done!

    I am delighted to report that I was approached on the 1st Sunday of Advent by an 11:30 Mass attendee generously offering to donate a former home practice Ahlborn-Galanti 30-stop two manual plus pedal digital organ to replace the struggling Wyvern Gloucester ST30 analogue organ which is believed to have been installed 47 years ago when the church was opened in 1976.

    Ten days on — and with Fr Adrian’s enthusiastic approval — the replacement organ was transported from Malvern to Ledbury and installed on Thursday afternoon in good time for Gaudete Sunday and for Christmas!   

    The old organ has already been found a home as a home practice instrument for another parishioner.

    Sat 9 December - LEAF Ledbury - Nativity Festival

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    LEAF Nativity Festival 2023A display of Nativity Sets from around the world,10am to 4pm at Ledbury Methodist Church, Bye St, HR 2AA.    Refreshments available.    Admission free of charge.   

    For more information see  LEAF Ledbury or email Caroline.

    Sun 3 December - LEAF  Ledbury - Advent Party

    LEAF

    LEAF Advent Party 2023A Free-of-charge Advent Party from 2.15pm to 4.45pm in Ledbury Community Hall, with Crafts, Puppets, Carols, Games, and Tea.  Children to be accompanied by an adult.   

    For more information see  LEAF Ledbury or email Mary Anne

    Sat 2 December 2023 - Advent Quiet Day

    Most Holy Trinity - Exterior FrontA day of quiet reflection and worship in the Parish Room.   Programme:

     10.30

      Coffee on Arrival

     10.45

      Introduction, Worship and First Talk

     11.45

      Worship and Second Talk

     12.45

      Lunch

     1.30

      Worship and Third Talk

     2.15

      Worship and Fourth Talk

     3.00

      Closing Session to share our thoughts, feelings and questions

     3.15

      Cup of Tea

    Sat 25 November 2023 - Advent Wreath-making Workshop

    Advent candle wreathJoin us in the Parish Room to help prepare the parish Advent altar wreath, make your own Advent candle table wreath, and/or just come along for some refreshments and a chat.

    Drop in to the parish room any time from 2:30 p.m. Father Adrian will bless the wreaths at the 5:00 p.m. Mass.

    If you’d like to make a table wreath, please either let Judith know or sign up on the sheet on the narthex notice board. Suggested donation of £5 per wreath on the day. 

    Sat 7 October 2023 - Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - Rosary & Mass at Belmont Abbey

    RosaryJoin the Ledbury and Belmont Abbey Walsingham Group in Belmont Abbey Church for  Rosary at 11:45, Mass 12:00, and Monastic Midday Prayer at 12:45.

    Bring a packed lunch and join us afterwards in the Parish Room;  tea and coffee will be provided.   Do come along if you have been to Walsingham, if you would like to go, or if you are just interested.   You do not have to be a member of the Walsingham Association to attend.   For full details please contact Menna MacBain (T:  01432 - 359867).

    September - Website update - Monthly Saints & Celebrations

    St Elizabeth of HungaryA new feature of our parish website is a page containing monthly summaries of seasonal saints’ feast days and other celebrations in a format that is suitable for children and adults of all ages.   The summaries are produced by Carol Ann Harnett of St Joseph’s, Malvern and reproduced on our website with permission. 

    Mon 7 - Fri 11 August - Noah's Camp 2023

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    *** Unfortunately Noah's Camp 2023 has been cancelled owing to lack of bookings.  ***

    For details see Noah's Camp website.


    Mon 10 - Fri 14 July 2023 - Walsingham Pilgrimage

    Most Holy Trinity - Walsingham Group Banner

    "When England Returns to Walsingham, Our Lady Will Return to England"

    Why not come with us to Walsingham next year, to visit one of the oldest Marian shrines in the world, founded in 1061?   Stay in the ancient village of Walsingham, walk the Holy Mile to the Slipper Chapel, and visit the pre-Reformation churches in Walsingham and Houghton St Giles.   Enjoy a day trip to Norwich where Mass will be celebrated in St John the Baptist Cathedral followed by Evensong in the Anglican Cathedral and a visit to the Shrine of St Julian of Norwich.   

    Included in the price is 4 nights' half board pilgrim accommodation from £332 - £540 depending on your choice of room, and including all travel costs.   For full details please contact Menna MacBain, 21 Woodfield Gardens, Belmont, Hereford HR2 9RN (T:  01432 - 359867).

    Wed 10 May - Torchlight Rosary Procession (Belmont Abbey)

    Belmont Abbey

    The annual Torchlight Rosary Procession in honour of Our Lady at Belmont Abbey, beginning at 9:00 p.m., will be led this year on Wednesday May 10th by Archbishop Mark O’Toole.   Refreshments are available from Hedley Lodge at the Abbey from 6:00 p.m.

    All welcome.

    Mon 8 May - Parish Coronation Tea Party

    Coronation - Charles III

    There will be a Parish Tea Party in the Parish Room from 2:00 p.m. on Monday 8 May to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.   

    Refreshments will be available.   All welcome.

    Sun 26 March - Lent Penitential Service (St Wulstan's, Little Malvern)

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    There will be a Lent Penitential Service at St Wulstan's, Little Malvern at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday 26 March.   Frs. Naz, Hugh, Patrick and Adrian will be available to hear confessions.


    Fri 24 March - Lent Penitential Service (St Joseph's, Malvern)

    Vestments - Purple

    There will be a Lent Penitential Service at St Joseph's, Malvern at 7:00 p.m. on Friday 24 March.   Frs. Naz, Hugh, Patrick and Adrian will be available to hear confessions.


    Fri 3 March - World Day of Prayer

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    This year we are hosting the World Day of Prayer service on Friday 3 March at 2:00 p.m., followed by refreshments in the Parish Room.

    The women of Taiwan have prepared the 2023 service.

    Wed 1 February - Walsingham:  its History and Significance as a Place of Pilgrimage

    Walsingham - Slipper Chapel

    A talk by Samuel Baker, Director of Operations at the Catholic National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady at Walsingham and Founder of CatholicMan UK & Ireland at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday 1 February in the Parish Room.   Refreshments available.   Walsingham merchandise will be available for purchase, cash or cheque only.   Preceded by Medjugorje Rosary Prayer Group at 2:30 p.m.

    Tue 20 December - Parish Carol Service

    2022 - Parish Carol ServiceThere will be a Parish Carol Service at Most Holy Trinity, Ledbury at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday 20 December.    Carols to include O little town of Bethlehem, Angels from the realms of glory, Away in a manger, and Hark the herald angel.

    Followed by refreshments in the Parish room.

    Sat 17 December - Parish Pot Luck Advent Day

    Parish RoomThere will be an Advent Pot Luck Day in the Parish Room from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday 17 December.   

    Refreshments will be available.   All welcome.

    Fri 16 December - Advent Penitential Service (Ledbury)

    Vestments - PurpleThere will be an Advent Penitential Service at Most Holy Trinity, Ledbury at 7:00 p.m. on Friday 16 December


    Sun 11 December - Advent Penitential Service (Blackmore Park)

    Vestments - PurpleThere will be an Advent Penitential Service at Our Blessed Lady & St Alphonsus, Blackmore Park at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday  11 December.   


    December - Catholic Truth Society - New titles available

    CTS Bookstand

    There are some new titles available on the Catholic Truth Society (CTS) book stand at the back of the church, including some Polish Simple Prayer Books which include the Order of Mass.

    Why not have a look at the full selection of booklets displayed on the bookstand. 

    Sun 27 November - Change to Sunday Mass times

    Vestments - PurpleFrom 27 November (1st Sunday of Advent)with the support of the Parish Advisory Group and with the approval of Archbishop Mark O'Toole, times of parish Masses satisfying the Sunday Obligation will be as follows:

               

     Saturday   

     17:00   

     Anticipatory Holy Mass

     

     Sunday

     09:30

     Holy Mass

     

     Sunday

     11:30

     Holy Mass (Latin)




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