Diocese of Hereford
The Diocese’s two bishops are inviting churchgoers to come and talk to them at a series of events this month.
The Bishops of Hereford and Ludlow said that numbers attending had already been high, and admitted that they had been ‘put on the spot’ several times.
Around 100 people turned up at the Craven Arms Community Centre and even more for the event at Hereford Cathedral.
Bishop of Hereford Richard Frith said: “We plan to bring those conversations together and work out how God is inviting us as Christians, as churches, as a diocese today, to respond to his great generosity, and to be part of the difference he longs to see in the lives of the communities we serve.
“That is a big conversation. It affects all that we are and all that we do!”
Events still to come include family events in Leominster and Withington in Herefordshire and Pontesbury in Shropshire. Pop-up cafes will be appearing in Ludlow and Madeley in Telford and Allensmore in Herefordshire.
The Rev Ruth Hulse, one of the organising committee, said that the ‘Pints of View’ had been particularly popular.
“The chance for a chat with other church people alongside the bishops over chips, curry and beer proved irresistible to around a hundred. It certainly stretched the catering as that was a lot more than the numbers who had signed up. But like the miracle of the two loaves and five fishes, there was enough for all!”
The Bishops want as many people as possible to turn up and join the conversation with people from their own churches and from other parishes in settings that are informal.
Information about all events can be found on the Diocesan website www.hereford.anglican.org