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. Visit Leominster Western Parishes regularly to see Matthew’s updates, including posts from Bishop Richard and Archdeacon Derek.
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.
St Michael and All Angels Church at Croft. 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.
Money is always needed to help with the maintenance of these two lovely churches.
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.
Church services in the Parish.
Thursday 2nd Nov All Souls Remembrance Yarpole 5:30pm
Sunday 5th Nov Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer. Croft 9:30
Sunday 12th Nov Holy Communion. Yarpole 9:30
Sunday 19th Nov Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer. Yarpole 8:30
Sunday 26h Nov Themed non Communion service. Croft 9:30. (The Arts and Crafts exhibition “Made in HR6” will be in Yarpole church on 25th-26th)
Sunday 3rd Dec Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer. Croft 9:30
Sunday 10th Dec Holy Communion. Yarpole 9:30
Sunday 17th Dec Carol Service. Croft 4:00pm
Sunday 24th Dec Carols round the tree. Yarpole 3:00pm
Midnight Communion. Eyton 11:30pm
Christmas Day Holy Communion. Yarpole 9:30
Sunday 31st Dec Group service. Orleton 10:30
Changes to the programme will be displayed on notice boards and on the Community website
Anyone wishing to contact a priest please phone:
Rev. Matthew Burns on 01568 614399,
For other information please phone: Priory Office 612124 Monday to Friday 9.30 – 1.00
This policy applies to St Leonard’s and to St Michaels and All Angels Croft.
Croft with Yarpole and Lucton PCC takes a ‘whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This means that all organisations, Church bodies, officers and ministers involved in activities at St Leonard’s and Croft are committed to consistent safeguarding policy and practice. Everyone associated with our churches who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play in safeguarding.
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.
To read the Safeguarding Policy, please follow the link.