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Knife Angel Visit to Hereford Cathedral – 14 June to 12 July

The Knife Angel will be situated outside the West End of Hereford Cathedral from 14June to 12 July.  The sculpture is 27ft tall, it weighs 3.5 ton and is made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. It originated from The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and took sculptor Alfie Bradley over two years to construct. It has been on tour round the UK and has become a national monument against violence and aggression in all its forms. Not only does the Angel act as a catalyst for turning the tide on violent and aggressive behaviour, but it is also acts as a beautiful memorial designed to celebrate those lives who have been lost through these violent and thoughtless actions.

The team responsible for bringing the Knife Angel to Hereford is headed by Alison Davies and Meryl Cain. Alison lost her son Mark to knife crime in 2018. The team want to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities.

Inside both the cathedral and Hereford Library, there will be boards displaying work carried out in response to the Knife Angel by children and young people.  The project team will also share work via social media.  Hereford City Youth Council have also arranged a series of workshop events throughout the month including creative arts and self-defence coaching.

The knife angel creators would like as many young people as possible to become anti-violence champions and have created an anti-violence certificate as a thank you to all young people who stand up to violence.  There will be printed copies of the certificate available at the Knife Angel for those who visit.

Poster of soldier with the words "We will remember

Remembrance Service 8th November 2020


Credenhill, Brinsop & Wormsley, Mansel Lacy & Yazor, Kenchester, Bridge Sollars, Bishopstone.


8th November 2020

at 10.45am


Credenhill War Memorial

We gather in silence

The priest says: God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble.                   (Psalm 46:1)

“This I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning.”  (Lamentations 3:21-23)

We are here to worship God, whose purposes are good; whose power sustains the world he has made; who loves us, though we have failed in his service; who gave Jesus Christ for the life of the world; who by his Holy Spirit leads us in his way. As we give thanks for his great works, we remember those who have lived and died in his service and in the service of others; we pray for all who suffer through war and are in need; we ask for his help and blessing that we may do his will, and that the whole world may acknowledge him, as Lord and King.  At this time we remember Ypres, Gallipoli, the Somme, Mons and Verdun.  We remember the Western Desert, El Alamein, the Normandy beaches. We remember Coventry, Dresden, Hiroshima and the Burma Road. We remember Korea, Malaya, the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, the Balkans, East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf.

We remember the courage, the comradeship, the ingenuity, the spirit of working together for a common cause, the planning together, for a better world that would come with peace. We remember the carnage; the colossal horror of war.  We remember the widows and people who never knew their fathers.  We remember the love that was lost, the wisdom wasted, the minds that are still pained by memories. 

We remember the families bereft by recent wars and conflict.                         We remember this day the children who will die while nation fights nation. Father, remember us;  and forgive our sins against you and our fellow human beings.  Amen.


O God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,                                              
our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.

Under the shadow of thy throne, thy saints have dwelt secure;                             
sufficient is thine arm alone, and our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood, or earth received her frame,                                        
from everlasting thou art God, to endless years the same.

A thousand ages in thy sight are like an evening gone;                                                   
short as the watch that ends the night before the rising sun.

Time like an ever rolling stream, will bear us all away;                                                      
we fade and vanish, as a dream dies at the op’ning day.

O God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,                                                  
be thou our guard while troubles last, and our eternal home.


A list is read of those remembered from 1914-1918 war and 1939-1945.

An older person says Binyon’s lines:

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old:                                                        
age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  

A younger person continues:

 At the going down of the sun and in the morning,                                          
we will remember them.

  And all shall repeat: We will remember them.

The Last Post is sounded followed by


Then the Reveille is sounded signifying that resurrection always follows death.

The Kohima Epitaph is said

When you go home, tell them of us and say                                                    
‘For your tomorrow – we gave our today’.

The following prayer is said

Ever-living God, we remember those whom you have gathered from the storm of war into the peace of your presence; may that same peace calm our fears, bring justice to all peoples and establish harmony among the nations, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


Almighty and eternal God, from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted, either by death or life: hear our prayers and thanksgivings for all whom we remember this day; fulfil in them the purpose of Thy love; and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Luke 12:1-7 –  Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.   There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.   What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.

“I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.   But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.  Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?  Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.   Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth much more than many sparrows.



All join together inTHE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.                            
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done;                                                      
on earth as it is in heaven.                                                                                         
Give us this day our daily bread,                                                                            
And forgive us our trespasses,                                                                                   
as we forgive those who trespass against us.                                                         
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.                                   
For thine is the kingdom. the power, and the glory,                                                      
for ever and ever. Amen.   


God save our gracious Queen,                                                                        
Long live our noble Queen,                                                                              
God save the Queen.                                                                                        
Send her victorious,                                                                                        
Happy and glorious,                                                                                                
Long to reign over us:                                                                                               
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store                                                                                   
On her be pleased to pour,                                                                           
Long may she reign.                                                                                       
May she defend our laws,                                                                               
And ever give us cause                                                                                     
To sing with heart and voice,                                                                          
 God save the Queen.


The priest says:

God grant to the living, grace;  to the departed, rest;                                                                                                                
to the Church, the Queen, the Commonwealth,                                             
and all the people; unity, peace and concord.                                                                                    
And, to us and all God’s servants, life everlasting.

And the blessing of God Almighty,                                                                         
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,                                                                                             
be with you all,                                                                                                             
and remain with you always. Amen.

Covid-19 recovery – visitor economy

Herefordshire Visitor Economy Project

The visitor economy has been one of the sectors most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic due to government restrictions that meant many businesses closed for a number of months.

Herefordshire Council in partnership with the Herefordshire Business Board has secured £444,220 from the Marches LEP to support Covid-19 recovery focused on the visitor economy through a campaign promoting the county as a great place for day and overnight visits.

An independent project steering group has been established, with all governance and procurement decisions taken in accordance with Herefordshire Council’s processes. The project will run until the end of March 2021.

The Covid Tourism Recovery Steering Group

The Covid Tourism Recovery Steering Group has a private sector chair with members including representatives from Herefordshire Council, the Herefordshire Business Board as well as individuals from a cross-section of tourism businesses.

The role of the steering group is to:

  • Establish the approach to the delivery of the project
  • Develop briefs and a ‘concept’ strategy to inform the appointment of creative agencies
  • Ensure the project’s successful delivery


Creative agencies have been appointed to develop the marketing plan and promotional campaigns. A specialist travel PR consultancy has been appointed to handle PR and social media elements. All the agencies are Herefordshire based.

The early focus of the campaign is an update of the Visit Herefordshire website to improve promotion of the county. The PR will focus on press coverage for the staycation market to encourage more visitors throughout the coming seasons.

The first campaign is for autumn, focused during the month of October, called Apples for Autumn.

Tourism is a critical part of our local economy in Herefordshire. All of the public and private sector partners hope that this project will be the first step in supporting future growth in the industry. We are working together to explore the development of a Destination Business Improvement District (Destination BID) across the county.

Get involved

Join Visit Herefordshire – Green and Delicious – a closed Facebook group where updates on this new county-wide project and campaigns will be shared.

St Marys Church to reopen for Private Prayers

From 13th June, we have been advised that our church may be opened for individual private prayers. In order to do this safely we will be opening St Mary’s Church, Credenhill on Wednesdays and Sundays from 2-4pm beginning on Wednesday 17th June.

It will be kept locked in between these times to ensure any virus present is dead before reopening. Revd Rana Davies-James will be present during opening hours to advise. We will endeavor to keep things as clean as possible but please don’t come if you are not feeling well or have symptoms that may indicate Corona Virus.

Warm Blessings

St Marys Church, Credenhill.

Credenhill Community Hall – February 2019

Hello Credenhill, January started well for your local Community Hub when the first Street Kitchen took place. Bringing a new and exciting variation to the use of your Hall. Darren and Natalie are there to greet you each Friday and Saturday 7a.m to 2p.m serving up Coffee,Home Made Cake and delicious gourmet toasties etc for you to eat in or take away. A quick breakfast snack or a light lunch or coffee with friends can be enjoyed ,so give it a try and help put your Hall on the map


Help us keep up the good work by logging on to the Co-op Community Fund website and voting to support Credenhill Community Hall ,each time you buy a

co-op product during the next year your Hall will benefit


No need to worry about the weather for your Winter family celebration

Credenhill Community Hall is an ideal venue ,with enough space for a Bouncy Castle or Children’s Entertainment . Maybe for a family tea party or get together .

It is a good space for little ones to run around and we are constantly trying to improve the facilities to encourage people to use the venue. So if you are looking for a safe environment for a children’s event please contact us .

LOG ON NOW TO OUR WEBPAGE book or see what is on in your local Hall and make it a thriving centre of your community

We are delighted to say that many children parties are held in the Hall. Don’t forget if you have an event coming up and would like to hold it in a pleasant, light, airy hall with a large outside grassed area [big enough for a marquee] then come along and have a look at Credenhill Community Hall. We can give you details of license holders who will provide a bar for your function if you need one. What is more it will not break your budget ! Please contact us for more information.

Betty Morris Booking Secretary 07954081999 or

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