St Luke's Flower Festival – 2018

Bank Holiday weekend of 26th, 27th and 28th May 2018.

A Year in the Life of St Luke’s.

The nine main flower displays will be based on Lent, Easter, Harvest, Advent and Christmas, baptisms, weddings, Remembrance Sunday, Mothering Sunday.
In addition to the flower displays, there will be delicious home-made refreshments, a children’s treasure hunt, a local history table, organ playing and bell ringing.
There will also be a special Songs of Praise at 6.00pm on the Sunday evening.
For more information please contact Karen Powell – 01630-685325 or email

Licensing of New Vicar

St Lukes Church, Hodnet.
Rev. Edith Quirey will be licensed as the new Vicar of Hodnet at a service in St. Luke’s Church on Tuesday 16 June at 7:00pm. The licensing will be conducted by the Bishop of Lichfield.
More information from Janice Parker, 01630 685531 or email.

Palm Sunday Service with a Difference

Palm Sunday this year is the 29th of March and St. Luke’s Church, Hodnet is trying something different!
Bob Wiltshire, the interim vicar, says:

This year we are opening up the church to the whole community with a worship service with a difference.
Starting at at 2:00pm there will be craft tables so everyone can make their own palm crosses or an Easter garden. Also there will be lots of other activities for children and young people to get involved in.
If you can play an instrument, even badly, there will also be a music workshop led by the Retrospectives group. What comes out of that workshop will be the music for our short act of worship.
I do hope that you can make it even if you do not normally come to church. You never know they might enjoy it.

St Lukes Church, Hodnet.

WW1 Remembrance Service for Hodnet Soldier

King’s Shropshire Light InfantryHodnet Parish Council has been contacted by St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury which is is holding weekly WW1 remembrance services. The services are being held every Wednesday at 5pm from 27 August 2014 until June 2019. The intention is to remember by name every man and woman listed on a Shropshire war memorial in the week of the 100th anniversary of their death.
On 8 October the lone name to be remembering is that of John Barber from Hodnet who served in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. On November 5th a total of 23 people are to be remembered including William Hill from Hodnet who served in the Royal Navy.
All are welcome to any or all of these short (approx 1/2 hour) services. The names of those to be remembered each week are shown on St. Chad’s website: www.stchadschurchshrewsbury.com/ww1-services.
Those organising the services ask that if anyone would like to have another person remembered during one of the services, to contact them. They are happy to include men and women from any conflict with or without a connection to Shropshire. The information used to compile the lists for these services is also being used to produce a county roll of honour for WW1 and the information will in time be available on-line in a fully searchable format.
St. Chad’s can be contacted by phone 01743-365478 or by email.

Vicar's Last Service

Rev. Charmian Beech will be taking her last services in the parish this Sunday, 28th September 2014.
The first service of the day is Holy Communion in The Chapel of the Epiphany, Peplow starting at 11.00am.
This will be followed by a light lunch served in the Lyon Hall and everyone is welcome to come along.
Charmian’s last service is Evensong at St. Luke’s, Hodnet starting at 6:30pm.

Art, Literature and Christian Spirituality

A talk by Dr. Jane Gledhill  on Saturday, September 21st at 3pm in Hodnet Hall Tea Rooms.
Cost £6 per person, includes light refreshments.
All proceeds To St’ Luke’s Church, Hodnet.
Further details from Janice Parker, Tel. 01630-685531 or email

Festival of Churches – St. Luke's Hodnet

Churches in Hereford, Worcester and Shropshire are holding an open weekend on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th. 10am-6pm.
St. Luke’s Church, Hodnet is participating in this Festival of Churches.
There will be produce for sale, art work, hand made crafts and of course afternoon tea.
There will also be a display of local history and old record books will be available for anyone researching family history.
Further details from Janice Parker, Tel. 01630-685531 or email

Songs Of Praise at St. Lukes Church

Radio Shropshire are to record an Easter Service at St Luke’s Church (Church Street, Hodnet) on Tuesday 19th April at 6.30pm. Please arrive for 6.00pm.
The broadcast will be on Easter Sunday.
We invite members of all churches within the Deanery to join us on that occasion. It is planned to have a rehearsal on Tuesday 5th April at 6.30pm.