TOWER AND ROOF PROJECT
IT'S FULL STEAM AHEAD! We are now making good progress, through the good offices of John Needham RIBA of Ludlow, we have a good outline plan for the work to be done and with the help of a lean grandson who daringly went into the very narrow roof cavity to photograph each joint between the rafters and wall plate timbers. He found most had only been held together with an iron strap for the last 100 years or so as a result of rot and woodworm. Following our own fund raising efforts over many years, we have built up a fabric fund of nearly ?60,000. The overall estimate for the complete project is some ?167,000. So far we have applied for grants from English Heritage and Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust. English Heritage has made a grant of ?14,000 for project development and a provisional offer of a further ?49,000 towards the repairs work. HHCT has made a grant of ?1600 for project development, so the position is that we need around ?15,000 more to complete the whole project, which as a result of the grants we expect will definitely go ahead. Project development will be done this year and the actual repair work next year 2014. If you are interested in helping us in any way please make contact with PCC deputy chairman David Reeve on dw.reeve@gmail.com, 01568 750275 or Neville Cheadle our Treasurer on 01569 750560; g3nug@btinternet.com. Click for more news

Services
Every 2nd Sunday - Family Communion - Common Worship 9.45am
Every 4th Sunday- BCP Holy Communion 8.30am
On Sundays when there is a group services elsewhere, there will be no service at St Mary's.

The Church of St Mary the Virgin in Middleton on the Hill lies between Leominster and Tenbury Wells at the junction of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire – all three postcodes occur in the Parish (and should not be confused with Middleton four miles to the North). For a map, click here.

We are a small, mostly farming and retired community; part of the Kimbolton Group of parishes with St Michael’s Bockleton, St Dubricius Hamnish, St James The Great Kimbolton and St Andrew’s Leysters belonging to the Leominster Deanery in the Diocese of Hereford.

The Parish is geographically in the village of Leysters, with which we share the civic parish. There are about 110 people of all ages living in the Parish. Thank you for visiting and taking an interest in our church, do come again.


We are open all hours, every day, so please come in at any time, join in a service, or simply stop by and relax and look around our church. May our peace go with you.

 

Forthcoming Events


There are no forthcoming events currently in the diary, but there will be soon! Please have a look another time.

Repairs

Like every church we constantly face repairs, which currently cost this time about £47,000 (£21,000 after grants). If you would like to help in any way, we would be eternally grateful. (click here for the latest news on the state of the repairs to St Marys.)

Donations
If you would like ton help towards the upkeep of St Mary’s, please make payments to Middleton on the Hill PCC. If you complete a Gift Aid declaration, then you can make your gift worth around 25% more at no cost to you.
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