Welcome to the Arrowvale Group of Parishes website


A Message from Rev Anna Branston

My name is Anna, and I am the Rector of our wonderful 6 churches in picturesque North Herefordshire.

I live in Pembridge with my family and Burmese cats, Flora & Ezekiel, and I am kept very busy!

As Rector, I am always very happy to help you with Weddings, Christenings, Baptisms, and Funerals. I am also ready to pray with or for you, whoever you are and wherever you are from.

If you have names that you would like us to remember in prayer or know of people in need who we might be able to help, please call or text 07777 692 458 or email abranston2002@gmail.com


Visiting Our Churches

All our churches are open during the day for visitors. You are very welcome to come and see our historic buildings or to take time in these special places for quiet. There are stations in the churches where you can leave prayers if you wish.

Weekly Livestreamed Service

service is livestreamed on Facebook each week. If you would like to follow the online service, contact Anna for details of how to access it and the Order of Service.

Local Food Banks

There are food bank collections at Pembridge and Lyonshall Churches which we would be grateful if you could contribute to.

Upcoming Services & Events

Click below to view our upcoming Services and Events. A schedule of Services can also be found in the Weekly Pewsheet newsletter.

Weekly Pewsheet

The Pewsheet is a weekly email from Anna containing thoughts, prayers, readings and upcoming services and events.

Prayers & Prayer Group

The latest prayers from Rev Anna, plus find out how to request a prayer, and information about our monthly Prayer Group meeting.

Arrowvale Messenger:

June/July 2024:

Click here or on the image to view/ download the latest copy of the Arrowvale Messenger.

Containing all the latest news and events within the parishes and local communities, a list of upcoming church services, plus local business listings.

If you would like us to consider including anything in the Messenger, please contact malcolmwthompson@btinternet.com

Bishop of Hereford's Weekly Message

Click the button below to go to the Youtube page for Bishop Richard Jackson’s weekly messages (opens in a new tab).

About The Arrowvale Group

The Arrowvale Group of Parishes is made up of 5 parishes with 6 churches in the beautiful rural countryside of Herefordshire.

The group consists of: Pembridge with Moorcourt, Shobdon, Lyonshall, Byton, and Staunton-on-Arrow. Each of the churches has it’s own identity but all are united in wishing to serve God and their communities.

We offer a wide variety of services throughout the year, from weekly Communions and Evening Prayers to services for Easter, Harvest and Christmas. You will find a warm welcome in all of the churches.

Our Churches

Click the pictures or links to find out more about each individual church including about the ministry and parishioners, the building and the history.

You can also find information,  resources and updates about each of the local areas.

All Churches are open to the public.

St Marys Church Byton

St Mary’s Byton

St Michael and All Angels Lyonshall

St Michael and All Angels Lyonshall

Moorcourt Chapel

Moorcourt Chapel

St Mary's Pembridge

St Mary’s Pembridge

St John The Evangelist Shobdon

St John The Evangelist Shobdon

St Peters Staunton On Arrow

St Peters Staunton On Arrow

Church and Community News

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If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact

  • Rev. Anna Branston on 07777 692 458, by email to
    abranston2002@gmail.com, or at The Rectory, Pembridge, HR6 9EB, or 
  • Dr M Lias, Benefice Safeguarding Officer on 01544 340244 / 07815304318 or
  • The Safeguarding Officer at the Hereford Diocesan Office         Carl Steventon on 07593817717 or for non urgent matters contact The Diocesan Office on 01432 373000 and ask for the safeguarding team.