Welcome to the Yarpole Parish website - get information on events, facilities within the Parish, social groups, Yarpole Community Shop, The Bell Inn, volunteering opportunities, the Parish Council and the PCC and more.


 Yarpole events 

The Lunch Bunch: Tuesday 18th June, 12.30pm at The Bell - all welcome!

Birchpole Singers Summer Concert: St. George's Church, Orleton, Friday 21st June at 7.30pm

Funeral Service for Susan Child: Monday 24th June, St. Leonard's Church, 3.00pm

     If you are organising an event and you'd like it to appear on the website calendar and in the regular 'what's on' email, Facebook and in The Parishioner, 

please use the on-line form - Yarpole Events.

If you would like to receive regular emails about forthcoming events email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Yarpole is a parish of 700 people situated in North Herefordshire, midway between the market towns of Leominster to the south and Ludlow to the north.

St Michael and All Angels Church at Croft is in urgent need of repair. The small church is situated in the grounds of Croft Castle, owned by the National Trust. The church, however, is still a working church and is looked after by the Parish.

At the end of 2016 the lead lining the cupola roof was noticed to be in a bad state of repair and water was entering and damaging the structure of the roof. Emergency repairs were carried out costing £7,000.

It is estimated that the complete repair will cost in the order of £60,000. A major cost being the scaffolding required in order to access the roof.

We are launching a major fund raising campaign. Please watch the video below, -  




The Parish of Yarpole is unusual in that there are two working parish churches. St Leonard's situated in the village of Yarpole and St Michael and All Angels Church situated next to Croft Castle, a National Trust property. Many visitors assume that the church is managed by the National Trust as it is part of a visit to the estate. The National Trust does not contribute to the running costs of St Michael and All Angels church.

If you think you can help us raise our target of £60,000.00 and would like to donate, then please use the link below.

(We use Golden Giving, a charitable website which ensures that we receive the whole of your donation to us. Sites such as JustGiving charge a fee of 5% on each donation as well as a monthly fee. This clearly reduces the value of any donations to us).

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Yarpole nestles deep in the Herefordshire countryside, roughly midway between the market towns of Leominster & Ludlow. There has been a community recorded here for over 2000 years. The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The Anglo-Saxon meaning of Yarpole (Iarpol or Yarpol) is fish pool or dam for containing fish. The original fish pool has long since been abandoned; the remains of the dam are still visible today.

Yarpole retains its red telephone kiosk, its pub, The Bell Inn. It has an award winning Community Shop in St Leonard's church (the first full-time shop in a church).

The Parish has a population of 700 and comprises of the villages of Bircher and Lucton, the community on Bircher Common and the hamlet of Bicton.

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