St Mary’s, Pembridge

Pembridge Church

High Street, Pembridge, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9EA.

For Information.

The Bats in Churches group will be working in the church overnight on the 27th & 28th May and the 1st – 5th June.

Due to window restoration work from June 1st – June 11th the area for private prayer has moved. Please follow the signs.

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.

Due to the Covid pandemic the church is open for private prayer only between the hours of 9.00am and 4.30pm. With effect from the 17th May The Pembridge Tapestry and Map exhibition will reopen following the guidelines laid down by the government and Church of England.

On-line worship can be found on The Pembridge Facebook page, You Tube or you can phone Dial A Sermon to listen to the latest collect, lessons and sermon on 01584 701985. You can also subscribe to the Arrowvale weekly pewsheet by clicking on the link on the homepage of the this website.

Unfortunately the closure has not reduced our financial liabilities and so we are now actively looking at new ways to attract financial support to enable us to carry on the work of our parish church, insure and manage the fabric of the building and look after the churchyard.

If you would like to support Pembridge Church financially please click on the link listed below.

https://givealittle.co/campaigns/60c742d9-704f-46d6-a330-e83b9a91b4ea

Or use this QR code

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 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

Services

During the Covid Pandemic there is one streamed service every Sunday within the Arrowvale Group of Parishes. For the service schedule please click on the Worship tab on the home page.

Churchwardens.

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.

Pembridge, St Mary the Virgin – Bats In Churches

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.

Volunteers.

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.

Jacqui