Welcome to the parish church of St. John the Evangelist in Storridge.
Storridge is a rural Herefordshire parish with a beautiful parish church designed by Frederick Preedy. The congregation share traditional Christian worship and values, reaching out into the wider community with a hand of friendship and welcome to all who would wish to join them.
The history of the church is a fascinating one and the stained glass is a fine example of Preedy's work with an unusually wide third light.
The church hosts an annual programme of literary (and other) events open to all.
The parish church of St. John the Evangelist in Storridge is situated close to the junction of the B4219 with the A4103 Hereford to Worcester road. If you are planning a visit to the church, either to attend a service or an event, you can find directions and other information for visitors on this website.
Are you looking for different ways in which you can pray at home (especially if you are social distancing or self isolating)? Here are some ideas:
BBC Radio 4 Long Wave - Daily Service at 09.45 a.m. See detals online
BBC Radio 4 - Sunday Service at 08.10 a.m. - See detals online
Prayer and reflection for healing and well-being - A resource produced by Hereford Cathedral - details online
Ways to pray from home - A resource produced by Wakefield Cathedral - download
The Revd Robert Ward's ministry covers the parishes of Mathon, Cradley and Storridge, in addition to this he is also Rural Dean for the Ledbury Deanary.
A MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR (updated 4 August 2020)
At this time of particular concern and national anxiety, the Church in our parishes and communities has a unique and important part to play.
Public Worship: A celebration of the Eucharist (Holy Communion) is currently being offered at one church in each benefice in the deanery for further detail please see services page of this website which will be updated as and when details are available, along with details of how to join live-streams of some of our services. Please note: From Sunday 9 August it is mandatory that face coverings be worn by everyone in church buildings for public worship and whenever there are others present (face coverings should only be removed to receive Holy Communion).
Up-dates will be published here, on church notice boards and elsewhere, as appropriate. You may also want to keep an eye on our facebook page. We continue to be a community of hope, of prayer, and of service to one another, and to God.
Private Prayer: From 15 June Cradley church (following Government and Church guidelines) is open daily between 9.00am and 5.00pm for private prayer. There are particular restrictions in place to comply with safety requirements. Please follow the instructions displayed at the church if you visit.
As a result of the major outbreak of Covid 19 at Rook Row Farm, Mathon Church will be closed until at least Monday 27 July. The Rector and the Churchwardens will then review the situation and would hope thereafter to be able to consider re-opening the church during the week for private prayer.
Storridge Church has not customarily been open outside of service times and this continues to be the case.
In words often sung with gusto, especially to west of here, and to the the tune Cwm Rhondda - may the God of hope, who travels with us and blesses us even through these wilderness times, 'land us safe on Canaan's shore.' And God be with you.
Help for those isolating or shielding
Are you in Storridge, Mathon or Cradley and self isolating, shielding, in quarantine after travel, clinically vulnerable, or just feel vulnerable and want to reduce your risk? Would you like help with food and supplies, prescription delivery or social support via telephone? The community support volunteers are still happy to help you. Please use them protect yourselves, your family and our community. For more details please download the latest information sheet.
JULY ISSUE now available on line
Do you normal read the “Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Newsletter”? If so, please note that in light of the covid-19 restrictions imposed by the Diocese on the distribution of printed material including Parish Magazines, issues of the Newsletter will only be published on its website. Readers will be notified when the Newsletter recommences in print. If any reader is unable to access this online edition please write to the Editor c/o Robert Colledge, Barratts Cottage Cradley WR13 5NF and we will endeavour to resolve this issue.
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