Fladbury Church is open again on Sundays between 10:00am - 4:00pm, from Sunday 21st June.
My thoughts are with everyone during these strange and disturbing times; with all who are unwell, with all whose work or volunteering puts them at increased risk, with all who are self-isolating, with all for whom Covid-19 brings the additional worry of job, business and money.
It was a sad day when I needed to close church buildings because for many they are special places of quiet and prayer, open seven days a week (though I fully understand and support the reasons for their temporary closure). Churchyards are however open. We hope anyone able to visit them during their daily exercise will continue to enjoy them, while also observing the necessary social distancing.
Church buildings are closed for a time, but the Church is NOT shut! Prayer continues in our hearts and homes. Each Sunday at 5:00pm the Five Alive Prays Together at Home. Please join at home with us. The service can be downloaded on a Saturday from the Five Alive website:
If you would like to be included on the circulation list for
Five Alive Praying at Home, then please contact Revd Sarah.
As well as the offering of Christian worship on radio and television, the Church of England online offers a Palm Sunday broadcast at 9:00am, daily reflections for this coming week, and an Easter Day Service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury at 9:00am. These are all available on the Church of England’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thech
Our cathedral also offers daily services, reflections and sacred music online https://www.facebook.com/Worce
The Five Alive Pastoral Care Team continue to offer pastoral support by telephone. Please phone either Celia Willis, Pastoral Care Coordinator, 861348, or me 861669 if we can offer pastoral support to you.
Pershore Food Bank is grateful for financial donations rather than donations of goods. This can be done by Standing Order to the account of Pershore Food Bank; Sort Code 20 98 61 Account 50714356.
I hope in this coming Holy Week you will receive strength each day, and whatever the challenges, find all the hope of that first Easter Morning.
Revd Sarah Dangerfield
Priest-in-Charge of the Five Alive Parish
Rural Dean of Pershore
The Church of St. John the Evangelist was consecrated in 1883, having been converted from an Elizabethan barn in 1872. It was linked with St. Michael’s Church, Cropthorne, in a united benefice in 1923 before both parish churches became part of a wider united benefice with churches in the villages of Fladbury, Hill & Moor and Wyre Piddle across the River Avon in 1998.
Following a serious fire in the church in May 1985, the village community responded positively and the repaired church was rededicated in November 1986.
This restoration and subsequent major repair work demonstrated the strength of the church community.
Above the clock you can see the remains of the bell turret which was removed in 1998 as part of a wider refurbishment programme, as the weight was beginning to push the walls below apart
As a relatively small building (seating capacity 100 approx.), simply adorned, there is a homely and relaxed feel to worship. Visitors have remarked on the warmth of the welcome they receive and that they soon feel to be part of the church 'family'.
The simplicity of the church’s architecture, with its wooden beams, lends itself to a variety of services, including those conducted in the Taize and Celtic style.
Parish Priest: Reverend Sarah Dangerfield - 01386 861669
Church Warden: Helen Fowler - 01386 860331
The church building is now closed due to Coronavirus issues. You are however welcome to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the church garden.
All scheduled Church services are now cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns.
However, please see details of FIVE ALIVE PRAYING TOGETHER AT HOME each Sunday at 5:00pm for approximately 15 minutes at the top of this web page.