Welcome to the website for the Bartestree Cross Group of Parishes. Please click around our pages to see what’s happening across the benefice!
We are a group of five rural and semi-rural Church of England churches a few miles east of the city of Hereford and this website contains information about our churches, their services and activities and fundraising and community events throughout the year, to which you are warmly welcome.
Who’s who …
Our Rector is Reverend Prebendary Jane Davies MA who has been with us since January 2012. Jane is a Herefordian, born and bred, and worked in accountancy and book keeping before ordination in Hereford Cathedral in 1996. She was curate at the South Wye Team Ministry in Hereford for four years and then vicar of the Frome Valley Group of Parishes (a group of eight rural parishes in the Bromyard Deanery) for twelve years. She has a particular interest in encouraging the ministry of all Christians, lay and ordained, working with young people and families, rural issues and seeking new ways for the church to serve the community. Pastoral care is also very important and she is very happy to visit people who are ill or housebound or in hospital.
Our Assistant Curate is Revd Paul Roberts. Before training Paul worked as a planning officer for Malvern Hills District Council and was the organist and choirmaster at Bosbury. However, he felt strongly that he was being called by God to become more involved in the church. To begin with this led to him joining in with church initiatives in the Bosbury and the Hop Churches group, but with each step closer to God, the call became stronger: he felt that he might be being called to the priesthood. After exploring this strange thing the church calls ‘vocation’ he was recommended for training and completed two years theological training at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Paul was ordained deacon in 2015 and Priest in September 2016.
Revd Preb Jane Davies 01432 850244 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revd Paul Roberts 01432 850484 email: email@example.com
Church mobile 07342980872
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Click on individual church names here for more detailed information about each one:
St Peter’s Church Lugwardine, St Peter’s Church Dormington, St Peter’s Church Withington, St Bartholomew’s Church Westhide, St John the Baptist’s Church Weston Beggard.