St Mary’s, Pembridge

Pembridge Church

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.

Due to the escalation of the Covid virus we have made the decision to close Pembridge Church with effect from the 5th January 2021. This decision was based on protecting the safety of people entering the church and also the safety of our PCC, who would be putting themselves at risk in managing the building and the fact that we could not guarantee a Covid safe space. Please check the Arrowvale website homepage for further information relating to worship and links to other forms of worship or support.

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

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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

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.

Churchwarden – Jacqui Thomas jacqui.pitfield@yahoo.co.uk
01544 388471
Churchwarden – Gill Smith ianandgillian@googlemail.com
01544388441

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.