Our Mission Statement.
• To provide a sustainable and attractive shop which will deliver valued products and services to the whole community.
• In addition the shop will enable social engagement across the whole parish and will use its surplus funds to develop the business and to support a range of community projects and needs.
Yarpole Community Shop (The Shop in the Church)
Green Lane Yarpole Leominster HR6 0BB
Shop open Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday – 9.00am to 1.00pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays - closed (pre-ordered newspapers available)
Post Office open 9.00 - 12 midday Monday to Saturday.
Royal Mail Collection 11.00am weekdays.
Telephone: 01568 780148 Email:
The Gallery café is open Monday to Wednesday and Saturdays 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Thursdays and Fridays open 10.30 am - 4.00 pm with light lunches available from 12 -2 pm
See the Gallery Café page for more details.
Christmas goodies of all sorts
G and R Tudge are a family run business based in nearby Richards Castle and their Herefordshire reared rare breed pigs and free range turkeys have locally become an essential component of a traditional Christmas meal.
Remember if you want to order your Christmas turkeys and sausages, hams, bacons, etc from them, to collect at the shop, then you will need to fill in a form which you can collect from the shop.
The orders will be ready to collect after midday on Friday 22nd December. They will need to be collected by 13:00 on Saturday the 23rd December at the latest as the shop will be closed after that until Wednesday 27th December (Do let us know if you need your order any earlier than that as this can be arranged).
If you would like to order any speciality breads, dairy products, pies and pates then you will need to e-mail
The Christmas hamper raffle is now in full swing and the hamper is on display in the shop. Come and buy a ticket for a £1 a number and see if this year the box filled with our delicious seasonal treats and fare will be yours this Christmas!
The raffle will be drawn on Thursday 21st December at 15:00 - which means the lucky winner has plenty of time to collect it and start to enjoy it over the Christmas weekend.
If you would like to buy a hamper as a gift then please ask in the shop and we will agree what you would like in it and the price you would like to pay and it will then be made up for you. Please allow a few days for us to do that and then we will let you know when it is ready for you to collect.
Remember if you need to withdraw cash the Post Office also serves as an ATM and you can withdraw money from your account across the counter. The added advantage of using the Post Office is that for every withdrawal made the Post Office will donate a penny to the Trussell Trust - a charity which provides emergency food and essential toiletries to those in sudden acute need, and it also works to create a future where everyone can afford the essentials and no one needs to use a foodbank.
We had a very enjoyable visit from Sky TV who interviewed a number of us from shop and church and filmed the church (which was looking fabulous with the remembrance floral displays) and shop to create a short piece for broadcast.
One of the interviews was with one of our long serving (literally) volunteers whose story of what volunteering had meant to her the reporter found very moving. In fact she felt privileged to be able to spend the day filming what to her was a very positive story when so many of her journalistic colleagues were covering really grim stories from elsewhere in the world and so she felt that the editors might really appreciate a good news story to slot in to the news.
We have no confirmed broadcast date but she hoped it would go out just before Christmas.
Seasonal opening times
Saturday December 23rd: Shop close at 13.00 + PO close at noon.
Sunday 24th: Shop + PO closed
Monday 25th: Shop + PO closed
Tuesday 26th: Shop + PO closed
Wed 27th, Thurs 28th, Fri 29th, Sat 30th: usual opening hours
Monday Jan 1st: closed
Tuesday 2nd back to usual hours.
Newspapers available as usual everyday except Christmas Day.
Finally can we wish everyone a happy Christmas and very best wishes for 2024.
And thank you for however you support our shop.
Last Posting Dates for Christmas
Monday 18 December
2nd Class Signed For
Tuesday 19 December
1st Class Signed For
Friday 22 December
Special Delivery Guaranteed® (Guaranteed Saturday delivery for an extra fee)
Tuesday 5 December
Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, China (People’s Republic),
Far and Middle East, New Zealand
Wednesday 6 December
Cyprus and Malta
Thursday 7 December
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic and Poland),
France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey
Friday 8 December
Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
The church, the Gallery Café and Yarpole Community Shop - the beating heart of our community.
Yarpole Community Shop account holders:
Message to all account holders. We would be very grateful if account holders could use BACS to settle their accounts on a monthly basis. Cheque and credit card payments incur the Shop in a charge.
If you are able to pay by BACS/Faster payment then these are the details you need:
Account Name: Yarpole Community Shop
Sort Code: 60-83-01
Account Number: 20387813
In the Reference field please enter the full name of the shop account holder whose account you are paying.
If you wish to become an account holder please use the link. Yarpole Shop Account Application Form.
Our shop and Post Office are what helps to make Yarpole the great place it is.
If you feel you would like to volunteer in either the Café or the Shop please follow the link. Volunteer here.
The Shop was voted Best Village Shop & Post Office in the UK in 2010 in the Countryside Alliance Awards. A group from the shop travelled to the House of Lords to be presented with the award.