High Street, Pembridge, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9EA.
St Mary’s Church, Pembridge is an important part of this rural community as it has been for almost a thousand years. With it’s unique, detached bell tower and elegant proportions it is both a fascinating building and a centre for worship.
Harvest In Pembridge
Our Harvest Festival will take place at 11.00am on Sunday 24th October followed by a hot soup lunch. All are welcome to join us but please let us know if you want to stay for the lunch. We are again asking for donations of non-perishable food, toiletries etc. for the Kington Churches Together Food Bank.
If you would like to support Pembridge Church financially please click on the link listed below.
You are also invited to support us as you shop on-line by signing up to Easyfundraising.org.uk and selecting Pembridge Church. A donation will be placed into Pembridge Church funds as and when you shop via this website.
We thank you for visiting this website.
The Pembridge Tapestries
The Pembridge Tapestry and Map exhibition will reopen on the 17th May. We look forward to receiving visitors again but ask that you please follow all the current National Guidelines and directions located within the church, to enable Covid safety.
We thank you for your support in this matter
Please visit website for more information – follow this link: Pembridge tapestries.
The Pembridge Tapestries and Pembridge Map merchandise can also be obtained from The Steppes. Merchandise available include the following:-
Aprons – £10
Tea towels – £5
Individual postcards 50p
Packs of all 12 postcards £5
Tapestry Brochures – £5
Effigy brochures – £4
Please click on the magazine link on the Home page for service details.
Bats in Churches.
Pembridge Church is pleased to be in partnership with the Bats In Churches project, which is a joint venture made up of a number of interested partners who are working together to save the fabric of church buildings whilst also giving the bat population the protection they need under current legislation. For additional information please follow the link below.
Window Restoration Update.
Pembridge Church has received a financial boost of £18,500 from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help fund restoration to four of our historic windows during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lifeline grants from the Culture Recovery Fund are designed to protect heritage sites and ensure that jobs and access to culture and heritage in local communities are protected during the months ahead.
The grant comes at a crucial point as the windows have been deteriorating and have become no longer weatherproof, and much of the lead work has weakened.
We were delighted to receive this generous funding thanks to the government’s Culture Recovery Fund as it will make a significant difference to the preservation of our much loved, historic building so that we can continue to be here for you and Here For Culture.
St Mary’s Church, Pembridge to receive £10,800 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
Pembridge Church has received a grant of £10,800 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help us to recover and reopen after lockdown.
Nearly £400 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country, including Pembridge Church, in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic meant that nearly all planned fundraising and income generation for the upkeep and maintenance of the church was cancelled and we have nearly used up our limited financial reserves. We rely heavily on visitor donations and fundraising activity to meet our operating costs through the year, and have nearly expended our remaining reserves while, in line with government guidelines, St Mary’s Church has been closed to both its congregation and other visitors.
This grant from the Culture Recovery Fund will help us to open and recover by making the church as safe as possible for our congregation and the many visitors who come to see the church and the Pembridge Tapestries. It will also help us to build up our reserves until we are able to start our fundraising once more.
We were thrilled to hear we have received funding as thanks to the government’s CultureRecoveryFund we can continue to be here for you and HereForCulture.
Could you help us by donating a few hours of your time in helping us manage the day to day running of our church? We are looking for volunteers to help clean, manage the churchyard and be part of the flower rota. If you are interested please contact either Gill or Jacqui whose contact details are listed above.
We look forward to hearing from you.