Dio­cese of Here­ford

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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

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