Church services are suspended in the Parish due to the new National Lockdown but will hopefully resume in December.

Croft with Yarpole and Lucton Parish Church Services DECEMBER 2020 & JANUARY 2021
 
DECEMBER
Sunday 6th Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer. Croft 9.30am
Sunday 13th Holy Communion – Common Worship. Yarpole 9.30am
Sunday 20th Holy Communion -Book of Common Prayer. Yarpole 8.30am
Sunday 20th Nine Lessons and Carols – limited numbers - bookings only Yarpole 16.00pm
Thursday 24th Christmas Eve. Yarpole 11.30am
Friday 25th Christmas Day. Eyton 9.30am

JANUARY
Sunday 3rd Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer. Croft 9.30am
Sunday 10th Holy Communion – Common Worship. Yarpole 9.30am
Sunday 17th Holy Communion -Book of Common Prayer. Yarpole 8.30am
Sunday 24th Lay-led non communion service. Yarpole 9.30sm
Sunday 31st Group Parishes Service. TBC.

PLEASE BE AWARE IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES THE PROGRAMME COULD CHANGE.

Anyone wishing to contact a priest please phone:
Rev. Matthew Burns on 01568 614399, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For other information please phone: Priory Office 612124 Monday to Friday 9.30 – 1.00
Churchwarden Barbara Nurse (780637)

Anyone wishing to contact a priest please phone: Rev. Matthew Burns on 01568 614399, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit Leominster Western Parishes regularly to see Matthew’s updates, including posts from Bishop Richard and Archdeacon Derek.

For other information please phone: Priory Office 612124 Monday to Friday 9.30 –13.00
Churchwarden: Barbara Nurse (780637) 

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 now cost in the order of £100,000. 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 £100,000.00 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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The churches of St Leonard’s and St Michael’s take seriously the care and protection of adults and children. If you have any concerns please contact: Barbara Nurse, Parish Safeguarding Officer – 01568 780637, Matthew Burns, vicar – 01568 614399 or Mandy McPhee, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor – 07875 757396.