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The Diocese of Hereford is a Church of England diocese based in Hereford, covering Herefordshire, southern Shropshire and a few parishes within Worcestershire in England, and a few parishes within Powys and Monmouthshire in Wales. The cathedral is Hereford Cathedral and the bishop is the Bishop of Hereford. The diocese is one of the oldest in England (created in 676 and based on the minor sub-kingdom of the Magonsæte) and is part of the Province of Canterbury.On 16 July 2014, it was announced that Richard Frith, Bishop suffragan of Hull, was to become the next Bishop of Hereford;WEB, New Bishop named for Diocese of Hereford,weblink The Diocese of Hereford, 21 August 2016, 16 July 2014, his canonical election was confirmed on 17 October 2014 and he was installed on 22 November in Hereford Cathedral.WEB, Richard Frith becomes 105th Bishop of Hereford,weblink The Diocese of Hereford, 21 August 2016, November 2014,

Bishops

The diocesan Bishop of Hereford (Richard Frith) is assisted by the Bishop suffragan of Ludlow, Alistair Magowan (whose see was created in 1981.) The provincial episcopal visitor (for parishes in this diocese – among twelve others in the western part of the Province of Canterbury – who reject the ministry of priests who are women, since 1994) is Jonathan Goodall, Bishop suffragan of Ebbsfleet, who is licensed as an honorary assistant bishop of the diocese in order to facilitate his work there.A retired bishop, Michael Westall (Bishop of South West Tanganyika) lives in Kingstone, Herefordshire.{{Crockford| surname = Westall| forenames = Michael Robert| id = 39474| accessed = 18 June 2016 }}

Statistics

As reported in the Church of England's Statistics for Mission 2016, published in October 2017, the diocese had a population of 326,000, fewer than any other except Sodor and Man.WEB,weblink Statistics for Mission 2016 Table 3: Diocesan summary statistics, 2016, October 2017, Church of England, 2018-02-13,weblink 2018-02-13, With 403 churches, the population per church was 810, the lowest of any diocese and less than 60% of the 1390 in the next lowest, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. Average weekly church attendance was 9,900, up from a low of 9,600 in 2014.WEB,weblink Statistics for Mission 2016 Table 5: Diocesan average all age weekly attendance, all age Sunday attendance, and all age school service attendance, 2011 - 2016, Church of England, 2018-02-13,weblink 2018-02-13, The total worshipping community was estimated at 12,800, up from 11,700 in 2014, and 46% of these were aged over 70 years.WEB,weblink Statistics for Mission 2016 Table 4: Diocesan worshipping community, 2014 - 2016, Church of England, 2018-02-13,weblink 2018-02-13,

Archdeaconries and deaneries

The following deanery mergers have taken place:
  • Kington and Weobley before 1972
  • Ross and Archenfield before 1979
{| class="wikitable sortable"!Diocese!Archdeaconry!Deanery!Paid clergy!Churches!Population!People/clergy!People/church!Churches/clergyDiocese of HerefordArchdeaconry of HerefordAbbey Dore>Abbeydore|5|35|12,046|2,409|344|7|Deanery of Bromyard|5|23|10,465|2,093|455|4.6|Deanery of Hereford|18*|44*|79,772|4,432|1,813|2.44Kington, Herefordshire>Kington and Weobley|5|30|14,142|2,828|471|6|Deanery of Ledbury|5|22|17,884|3,577|813|4.4|Deanery of Leominster|7|35|22,808|3,258|652|5Ross-on-Wye>Ross and Archenfield|9|39|28,355|3,151|727|4.33Archdeaconry of Ludlow|Deanery of Bridgnorth|10|34|28,851|2,885|849|3.4|Deanery of Clun Forest|5|27|10,383|2,077|385|5.4|Deanery of Condover|6|36|20,001|2,857|556|5.14|Deanery of Ludlow|6|42|28,238|4,706|672|7|Deanery of Pontesbury|5|24|15,091|3,018|629|4.8|Deanery of Telford Severn Gorge|5|9|25,952|5,190|2,884|1.8Total/average|92|400|313,988|3,413|785|4.35
  • including Cathedral

Churches

Last fully updated 5 October 2018.

Outside deanery structures {| class"wikitable"

!Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!Ref|Cathedral| WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-04,

Deanery of Abbeydore {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!RefBlack Mountains Group, The, Comprising Craswall, Clodock, Llanveynoe, Longtown, Herefordshire>Longtown, Michaelchurch Escley, Newton, and St Margaret's|
  • St Clydog, Clodock & Longton
  • St Mary, Craswall
  • SS Beuno & Peter, Llanveynoe
  • St Michael, Michaelchurch Escley
  • St John the Baptist, Newton
  • St Margaret, St Margaret's|weblink|
  • Vicar: Nicholas Lowton|1,348
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-04, Cagebrook Parishes, Comprising Allensmore, Clehonger, Eaton Bishop, Kingstone, Herefordshire>Kingstone, and Thruxton|
  • St Andrew, Allensmore
  • All Saints, Clehonger
  • St Michael & All Angels, Eaton Bishop
  • St Michael & All Angels, Kingstone
  • St Bartholomew, Thruxton||
  • Rector: Hilary Morgan
  • NSM: Elizabeth Hitchiner|3,902
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-04, Cusop (St Mary) with Blakemere, Bredwardine with Brobury, Clifford, Herefordshire, Dorstone, Hardwicke, Moccas and Preston on Wye>Preston-On-Wye|
  • Priest-in-Charge: Lucinda Heyn
  • NSM: Jane Rogers
1,919HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9345/THE-BENEFICE-OF-CUSOP-(ST-MARY)-WITH-BLAKEMERE,-BREDWARDINE-WITH-BROBURY,-CLIFFORD,-DORSTONE,-HARDWICKE,-M>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF CUSOP (ST MARY) WITH BLAKEMERE, BREDWARDINE WITH BROBURY, CLIFFORD, DORSTONE, HARDWICKE, MOCCAS AND PRESTON-ON-WYELANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-04, |
  • Holy Trinity, Hardwicke|weblink|
  • St Mary, Cusop
  • St Leonard, Blakemere
  • St Andrew, Bredwardine
  • St Mary the Virgin, Clifford
  • St Michael & All Angels, Moccas
  • St Lawrence, Preston-on-Wye|Ewyas Harold (St Michael and All Angels) with [hide]Dulas, Herefordshire
Abbey Dore>Abbeydore, Bacton, Kentchurch, Llangua, Rowlestone, Llancillo, Walterstone, Kilpeck, St Devereux and Wormbridge|
  • St Michael & All Angels, Ewyas Harold|weblink
  • Priest-in-Charge: Mark Godson
2,309HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9375/THE-BENEFICE-OF-EWYAS-HAROLD-(ST-MICHAEL-AND-ALL-ANGELS)-WITH-DULAS,-KENDERCHURCH,-ABBEYDORE,-BACTON,-K>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF EWYAS HAROLD (ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS) WITH DULAS, KENDERCHURCH, ABBEYDORE, BACTON, KENTCHURCH, LLANGUA, ROWLESTONE, LLANCILLO, WALTERSTONE, KILPECK, ST DEVEREUX AND WORMBRIDGELANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-04, | WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-04,

Deanery of Bromyard {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!Ref|Bredenbury (St Andrew)|
  • St Andrew, Bredenbury
  • St John the Baptist, Grendon Bishop
  • St Mary, Collington
  • St Michael, Edwyn Ralph
  • Little Cowarne Parish Church
  • St John, Pencombe
  • St Anna, Thornbury
  • St Luke, Ullingswick||
  • Rector: Elizabeth Sidwell|1,526
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Bromyard (St Peter) and Stoke Lacy|
  • St Peter, Bromyard
  • Brockhampton Chapel
  • SS Peter & Paul, Stoke Lacy|weblink|
  • Vicar: Clive Evans
  • Curate: Kina Robertshaw|5,268
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Edvin Loach (St Mary) with Tedstone Delamere, Tedstone Wafer, Upper Sapey, Wolferlow and Whitbourne, Herefordshire>Whitbourne|
  • St Mary, Edvin Loach
  • St James, Tedstone Delamere
  • St Michael, Upper Sapey
  • St John the Baptist, Whitbourne|weblink|
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
  • NSM: Dawn Hyett|1,412
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Frome Valley Group of Parishes, The, Comprising Acton Beauchamp, Bishop's Frome>Bishops Frome, Castle Frome and Fromes Hill, Evesbatch, Much Cowarne, Ocle Pychard, and Stanford Bishop|
  • St Giles, Acton Beauchamp
  • St Mary the Virgin, Bishop's Frome
  • St Michael, Castle Frome
  • St Matthew, Fromes Hill
  • St Andrew, Evesbatch
  • St Mary the Virgin, Much Cowarne
  • St James the Great, Ocle Pychard
  • St James, Stanford Bishop|weblink|
  • Vicar: Steven Baggs
  • Curate: Richard Allaway|2,259
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05,

Deanery of Hereford {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!RefBartestree Cross Group of Parishes, Comprising Dormington, Lugwardine with Bartestree, Weston Beggard, and Withington, Herefordshire>Withington|
  • St Peter, Dormington
  • St Peter, Lugwardine
  • St John the Baptist, Weston Beggard
  • St Bartholomew, Westhide
  • St Peter, Withington|weblink|
  • Rector: Vacant|4,051
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Burghill (St Mary the Virgin)|
  • St Mary the Virgin, Burghill|weblink
  • Priest-in-Charge (Burghill): Philip Brown
  • NSM: Eileen Verwey
3,234WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Pipe and Lyde>Pipe-Cum-Lyde (St Peter) and Moreton-On-Lugg|
  • St Peter, Pipe-Cum-Lyde
  • St Andrew, Moreton-on-Lugg|
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Stretton Sugwas (St Mary Magdalene)|
  • St Mary Magdalene, Stretton Sugwas|
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Credenhill (St Mary) Brinsop and Wormsley, Mansel Lacy and Yazor, Kenchester, Bridge Sollers and Bishopstone, Herefordshire>Bishopstone|
  • St Mary, Credenhill
  • St Lawrence, Bishopstone
  • St Andrew, Bridge Sollars
  • St George, Brinsop
  • St Michael, Kenchester
  • St Michael, Mansel Lacy||
  • Priest-in-Charge: Rana James
  • NSM: Angie Deane|2,978
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Fownhope (St Mary) with Mordiford, Brockhampton, Herefordshire>Brockhampton and Fawley and Woolhope|
  • St Mary, Fownhope
  • All Saints, Brockhampton
  • Holy Rood, Mordiford
  • St George, Woolhope
  • Checkley Mission Room|weblink|
  • Rector: Chris Moore|2,296
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Hereford (St Peter with St Owen) (St James)|
  • St Peter with St Owen, Hereford
  • St James, Hereford
  • St Giles' Chapel, Hereford|weblink|
  • Vicar: Andy Morgan
  • Curate: Elliot Swattridge
  • OLM: Sharon Elson|5,796
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Hereford South Wye (St Francis) (St Martin)|
  • St Martin, Hereford
  • St Peter, Upper Bullinghope|weblink|
  • Team Rector: Anne Dowdeswell|22,894
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Wye, South Rural Parishes, Including Ballingham, Dinedor, Holme Lacy, and Little Dewchurch|
  • St David, Little Dewchurch|weblink
  • Vicar: Peter Houghton
1,449HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/92006/THE-BENEFICE-OF-WYE,-SOUTH-RURAL-PARISHES,-INCLUDING-BALLINGHAM,-DINEDOR,-HOLME-LACY,-AND-LITTLE-DEW>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF WYE, SOUTH RURAL PARISHES, INCLUDING BALLINGHAM, DINEDOR, HOLME LACY, AND LITTLE DEWCHURCHLANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, |
  • St Andrew, Dinedor||Hereford, West Team Ministry (All Saints) (Holy Trinity) (St Michael) (St Nicholas)|
  • All Saints, Hereford
  • Holy Trinity, Hereford
  • St Nicholas, Hereford
  • St Michael, Breinton|weblink|
  • Team Rector: Robert North
  • Team Vicar: Ruth Hulse
  • Curate: Matthew Cashmore|13,710
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Tupsley (St Paul) with Hampton Bishop|
  • St Paul, Tupsley
  • St Andrew, Hampton Bishop|weblink|
  • Vicar: Nick Armstrong
  • Curate: Rachel Robertson|11,308
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Holmer and Shelwick>Holmer (St Bartholomew) (St Mary) with Huntington|
  • St Mary Magdalene, Huntington
  • St Bartholomew, Holmer
  • St Mary, Holmer|weblink|
  • Vicar: Steven Lee
  • Curate: Rob Oram|8,321
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Maund Group of Parishes, Comprising Bodenham, Felton and Preston Wynne, Marden, Herefordshire>Marden with Amberley and Wisteston, and Sutton St Nicholas and Sutton St Michael|
  • St Michael & All Angels, Bodenham
  • St Michael the Archangel, Felton
  • Holy Trinity, Preston Wynne
  • Amberley Chapel
  • St Mary the Virgin, Marden
  • St Michael, Sutton St Michael
  • St Nicholas, Sutton St Nicholas|weblink|
  • Rector: Paul Roberts|3,735
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05,

Deanery of Kington and Weobley {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!RefEardisley (St Mary Magdalene) with Bollingham, Willersley, Brilley, Michaelchurch, Whitney, Winforton, Almeley and Kinnersley|
  • Rector: Marcus Small
2,221HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9366/THE-BENEFICE-OF-EARDISLEY-(ST-MARY-MAGDALENE)-WITH-BOLLINGHAM,-WILLERSLEY,-BRILLEY,-MICHAELCHURCH,-WHIT>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF EARDISLEY (ST MARY MAGDALENE) WITH BOLLINGHAM, WILLERSLEY, BRILLEY, MICHAELCHURCH, WHITNEY, WINFORTON, ALMELEY AND KINNERSLEYLANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, |
  • St Mary Magdalene, Eardisley
  • St Mary, Brilley
  • St Silas, Bollingham
  • St James, Kinnersley
  • SS Peter & Paul, Whitney
  • St Michael & All Angels, Winforton|Kington, Herefordshire>Kington (St Mary) with [hide]Huntington, Herefordshire
Old Radnor, Kinnerton, Powys>Kinnerton and Titley|
  • St Mary, Kington
  • St Thomas a Becket, Huntington
  • St Mary the Virgin, Kinnerton
  • St Stephen, Old Radnor
  • St Peter, Titley|weblink|
  • Rector: Ben Griffith
  • NSM: Paul Buckingham|4,004
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Letton, Herefordshire>Letton (St John the Baptist) with Staunton on Wye, Byford, Mansell Gamage>Mansel Gamage and Monnington|
  • St John the Baptist, Letton
  • St John the Baptist, Byford
  • St Mary, Monnington-on-Wye
  • St Mary, Staunton-on-Wye
weblink
  • Vicar (Weobley): Sean Semple
2,245WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Weobley (St Peter and St Paul) with Sarnesfield and Norton Canon|
  • SS Peter & Paul, Weobley
  • St Nicholas, Norton Canon
  • St Mary, Sarnesfield
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Pembridge (St Mary the Virgin) with Moorcourt, Herefordshire>Moor Court, Shobdon, Staunton-On-Arrow, Byton and Lyonshall|
  • St Mary the Virgin, Pembridge
  • St Mary, Byton
  • St Michael & All Angels, Lyonshall
  • St Mary's Chapel, Moorcourt
  • St John the Evangelist, Shobdon
  • St Peter, Staunton-on-Arrow|weblink|
  • Rector: Anna Branston|2,868
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Presteigne (St Andrew) with Discoed, Kinsham, Lingen, Herefordshire>Lingen and Knill|
  • St Andrew, Presteigne
  • All Saints, Kinsham
  • St Michael & All Angels, Knill
  • St Michael & All Angels, Lingen
  • St Michael, Discoed||
  • Rector: Stephen Hollingshurst
  • NSM: Debbie Venables|2,804
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05,

Deanery of Ledbury {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!RefColwall (St Crispin's Chapel) (St James the Great) with Upper Colwall (Good Shepherd) and Coddington, Herefordshire>Coddington|
  • St James the Great, Colwall
  • All Saints, Coddington|weblink|
  • Rector: Melanie Horton
  • NSM: Anne Lanyon-Hogg|2,455
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Cradley, Herefordshire (St James) with Mathon, Herefordshire>Mathon and Storridge|
  • Rector: Robert Ward
2,031HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9335/THE-BENEFICE-OF-CRADLEY-(ST-JAMES)-WITH-MATHON-AND-STORRIDGE>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF CRADLEY (ST JAMES) WITH MATHON AND STORRIDGELANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, |
  • St John the Baptist, Mathon|weblink|
  • St John the Baptist, Storridge|weblinkCider Churches Benefice, The, Comprising Aylton, Little Marcle, Much Marcle with Yatton, Herefordshire>Yatton, Pixley, Putley, and Wellington Heath|
  • Aylton Parish Church
  • St Michael & All Angels, Little Marcle
  • St Bartholomew, Much Marcle
  • All Saints, Yatton
  • St Andrew, Pixley
  • Putley Parish Church
  • Christ Church, Wellington Heath||
  • Vicar: Howard Mayell
  • NSM: John Rhodes|1,789
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Hop Churches Benefice, The, Comprising Bosbury, Canon Frome, Munsley, Stoke Edith, Stretton Grandison with Ashperton, Tarrington, and Yarkhill|
  • Vicar: Mandy Williams
  • NSM: Nicola Seabright
  • NSM: John Watkins
2,083HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/91592/THE-BENEFICE-OF-HOP-CHURCHES-BENEFICE,-THE,-COMPRISING-BOSBURY,-CANON-FROME,-MUNSLEY,-STOKE-EDITH,-S>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF HOP CHURCHES BENEFICE, THE, COMPRISING BOSBURY, CANON FROME, MUNSLEY, STOKE EDITH, STRETTON GRANDISON WITH ASHPERTON, TARRINGTON, AND YARKHILLLANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, |
  • St John the Baptist, Yarkhill|weblink|
  • St James, Canon Frome
  • St Bartholomew, Munsley
  • St Mary, Stoke Edith
  • St Bartholomew, Ashperton
  • St Lawrence, Stratton Grandison
  • SS Philip & James, Tarrington|Ledbury (St Michael and All Angels) with Eastnor|
  • St Michael & All Angels, Ledbury|weblink
  • Vicar: Keith Hilton-Turvey
  • NSM: William Simmonds
9,526HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/91591/THE-BENEFICE-OF-LEDBURY-(ST-MICHAEL-AND-ALL-ANGELS)-WITH-EASTNOR>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF LEDBURY (ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS) WITH EASTNORLANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, |
  • St John the Baptist, Eastnor|weblink
weblink {| class"wikitable"">

Deanery of Leominster weblink {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!RefCanon Pyon (St Lawrence) with King's Pyon, Birley and Wellington, Herefordshire>Wellington|
  • St Peter, Birley
  • St Lawrence, Canon Pyon
  • St Francis, Westhope
  • St Mary the Virgin, King's Pyon
  • Ledgemoor Mission Room
  • St Margaret of Antioch, Wellington||
  • Vicar: Jane Davies|2,023
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Kingsland, Herefordshire>Kingsland (St Michael and All Angels) with Eardisland, Aymestrey and Leinthall Earles|
  • St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland
  • SS John the Baptist & Alkmund, Aymestrey
  • St Andrew, Leinthall Earles
  • St Mary the Virgin, Eardisland||
  • Priest-in-Charge: Julie Read|1,946
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Leominster (St Peter and St Paul)|
  • Team Rector: Michael Kneen
  • Team Vicar: Sydney Thomson
  • Team Vicar: Matthew Burns
  • Curate: Kirsty Clarke
  • NSM: Walter Dummert
  • OLM: Paul Smith
  • OLM: Celia Rees
16,427HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9452/THE-BENEFICE-OF-LEOMINSTER-(ST-PETER-AND-ST-PAUL)>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF LEOMINSTER (ST PETER AND ST PAUL)LANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, |
  • St Michael, Brimfield
  • St Mary the Virgin, Dilwyn & Stretford
  • St Bartholomew, Docklow
  • All Saints, Eyton
  • St Leonard, Hatfield
  • St Mary the Virgin, Hope-under-Dinmore
  • St Mary the Virgin, Humber
  • St John, Ivington
  • St Dubricius & All Saints, Hamnish
  • St James the Great, Kimbolton
  • All Saints, Monkland
  • St George, Orleton
  • St Peter, Pudleston
  • St John of Jerusalem, Ford
  • St Luke, Stoke Prior|Wigmore Abbey, Comprising Adforton, Aston, Brampton Bryan, Burrington, Herefordshire>Burrington, [hide]Downton, Herefordshire
Elton, Herefordshire>Elton, Leinthall Starkes, Leintwardine, and Wigmore|
  • St Andrew, Adforton
  • St Giles, Aston
  • St Barnabas, Brampton Bryan
  • St George, Burrington
  • St Giles, Downton
  • St Mary the Virgin, Elton
  • St Mary Magdalene, Leinthall Starkes
  • St Mary Magdalene, Leintwardine
  • St James the Apostle, Wigmore|weblink|
  • Rector: Mike Catling|2,412
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05,

Deanery of Ross and Archenfield {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!RefAriconium: Aston Ingham, Hope Mansell>Hope Mansel, Linton, Herefordshire, the Lea, Upton Bishop and Weston under Penyard>Weston-Under-Penyard|
  • St John the Baptist, Aston Ingham
  • St Michael, Hope Mansel
  • St Mary the Virgin, Linton
  • St John the Baptist, The Lea
  • St John the Baptist, Upton Bishop
  • St Lawrence, Weston-under-Penyard|weblink|
  • Rector: David Howell|3,431
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Wye Brooks Benefice, The, Comprising Goodrich, Llangarron, Llangrove, Marstow, Welsh Bicknor, and Welsh Newton with Llanrothal|
  • Vicar: Philip Bentham
  • NSM: Richard Jones
  • OLM: Penny Powdrill
2,453HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9390/THE-BENEFICE-OF-WYE-BROOKS-BENEFICE,-THE,-COMPRISING-GOODRICH,-LLANGARRON,-LLANGROVE,-MARSTOW,-WELSH>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF WYE BROOKS BENEFICE, THE, COMPRISING GOODRICH, LLANGARRON, LLANGROVE, MARSTOW, WELSH BICKNOR, AND WELSH NEWTON WITH LLANROTHALLANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, |
  • St Deinst, Llangarron
  • Christ Church, Llangrove
  • St Matthew, Marstow
  • St Mary the Virgin, Welsh Newton|Ross-on-Wye>Ross (St Mary the Virgin) with Walford and Brampton Abbotts|
  • St Mary the Virgin, Ross-on-Wye
  • St Michael & All Angels, Walford
  • Brampton Abbotts Church|weblink|
  • Rector: Sarah Jones
  • Curate: Simon Tarlton
  • NSM: Caroline Pascoe
  • Hon. Curate: Christopher Blanchard|12,066
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |St Weonards (St Weonard)|
  • St Weonard, St Weonards
  • St Michael, Garway
  • St Dubricius, Hentland
  • St Catherine, Hoarwithy
  • St John the Baptist, Orcop
  • St Denys, Pencoyd
  • St Mary, Tretire|weblink|
  • Rector: Elizabeth Cathie
  • NSM: Fran Pullen|2,001
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Stowcaple|
  • St Bridget, Bridstow
  • St Mary, Foy
  • SS Andrew & Mary, How Caple
  • St John the Baptist, King's Caple
  • St Peter, Peterstow
  • St Michael, Sollers Hope|
  • Vicar: Crispin Pemberton
  • Curate: Tim Starling
2,330HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9266/THE-BENEFICE-OF-STOWCAPLE>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF STOWCAPLELANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, | WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Wye Reaches Group, The, Comprising Bishopswood, Herefordshire>Bishopswood, Dixton Newton, Ganarew, and Whitchurch|
  • All Saints, Bishopswood
  • St Peter, Dixton Newton
  • St James, Wyesham
  • St Swithin, Ganarew
  • St Dubricius, Whitchurch|weblink|
  • Vicar: Vincent Cecil
  • OLM: Penny Powdrill (see above)|3,696
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05,

Deanery of Bridgnorth {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!Ref|Alveley (St Mary the Virgin) and Quatt|
  • St Mary the Virgin, Alveley
  • St Andrew, Quatt|weblink|
  • Rector: Neil Dunlop
  • NSM: Ruth Sims|2,242
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Bridgnorth (St Mary Magdalene) (St Leonard) (St James) and Morville Parishes Team Ministry, Including Acton Round, Astley Abbotts, Aston Eyre, Monkhopton with Upton Cressett, Morville, Oldbury, Shropshire>Oldbury, Quatford, and Tasley|
  • St Mary Magdalene, Bridgnorth
  • St Leonard, Bridgnorth
  • St James, Bridgnorth
  • St Calixtus, Astley Abbotts
  • St Nicholas, Oldbury
  • St Mary Magdalene, Quatford
  • SS Peter & Paul, Tasley
  • St Mary, Acton Round
  • Aston Eyre Parish Church
  • St Peter, Monkhopton
  • St Gregory, Morville|weblink|
  • Team Rector: Simon Cawdell
  • Team Vicar: Sarah Cawdell
  • Curate: Clive Munday
  • NSM: Marjorie Brooks
  • Hon. Curate: Hugh Patterson|14,827
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Claverley (All Saints) with Tuckhill| WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Ditton Priors (St John the Baptist) with Neenton, Burwarton, Cleobury North, Aston Botterell, Wheathill and Loughton, Shropshire>Loughton and Chetton|
  • St John the Baptist, Ditton Priors
  • St Michael & All Angels, Aston Botterell
  • St Giles, Chetton
  • SS Peter & Paul, Cleobury North
  • All Saints, Neenton
  • Loughton Parish Church
  • Holy Trinity, Wheathill|weblink|
  • Rector: Terry Mason|1,820
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Highley (St Mary) with Billingsley, Glazeley and Deuxhill and Chelmarsh|
  • Vicar: Mike Harris
  • Curate: Thomas King
  • NSM: Val Smith
  • NSM: Wendy Rylance
  • NSM: David Poyner
4,424HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9410/THE-BENEFICE-OF-HIGHLEY-(ST-MARY)-WITH-BILLINGSLEY,-GLAZELEY-AND-DEUXHILL-AND-CHELMARSH>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF HIGHLEY (ST MARY) WITH BILLINGSLEY, GLAZELEY AND DEUXHILL AND CHELMARSHLANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, | WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Worfield (St Peter)|
  • St Peter, Worfield
  • Ackleton Mission Room||
  • Vicar: Jeannetta Stokes|2,136
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05,

Deanery of Clun Forest {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!Ref|Bishop's Castle (St John the Baptist) with Mainstone, Lydbury North and Edgton|
  • St John the Baptist, Bishop's Castle
  • St Michael the Archangel, Edgton
  • St Michael & All Angels, Lydbury North
  • St John the Baptist, Mainstoneweblink
  • Priest-in-Charge: Stephanie Fountain
  • Curate (Churchstoke): Carol Whittock
4,827WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Church Stoke (St Nicholas) with Hyssington and Sarn, Powys>Sarn|
  • Holy Trinity, Sarn
HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9308/THE-BENEFICE-OF-CHURCHSTOKE-(ST-NICHOLAS)-WITH-HYSSINGTON-AND-SARN>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF CHURCHSTOKE (ST NICHOLAS) WITH HYSSINGTON AND SARNLANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, | WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Middle Marches Benefice, The, Comprising Bedstone, Bucknell, Shropshire>Bucknell, Chapel Lawn, Clungunford, Hopton Castle, Shropshire, Llanfair Waterdine, and Stowe, Shropshire>Stowe|
  • St Mary, Bedstone
  • St Mary, Bucknell
  • St Mary, Chapel Lawn
  • St Cuthbert, Clungunford
  • St Edward, Hopton Castle
  • St Mary, Llanfair Waterdine
  • St Michael & All Angels, Stowe|weblink|
  • Vicar: Annie Ballard|1,870
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Wentnor (St Michael and All Angels) with Ratlinghope, Myndtown, Norbury, Shropshire, More, Shropshire>More, Lydham and Snead|
  • St John the Baptist, Myndtown|weblink
  • Rector: Deborah Swann
1,010HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9600/THE-BENEFICE-OF-WENTNOR-(ST-MICHAEL-AND-ALL-ANGELS)-WITH-RATLINGHOPE,-MYNDTOWN,-NORBURY,-MORE,-LYDHAM-A>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF WENTNOR (ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS) WITH RATLINGHOPE, MYNDTOWN, NORBURY, MORE, LYDHAM AND SNEADLANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, |
  • St Michael & All Angels, Wentnor
  • Holy Trinity, Lydham
  • St Peter, More
  • All Saints, Norbury
  • St Margaret, Ratlinghope
  • St Mary the Virgin, Snead|

Deanery of Condover {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!Ref|Acton Scott (St Margaret)|
  • St Margaret, Acton Scott|
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
  • NSM (Ac, Hal, Sto): Mervyn Williams
3,562WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Halford, Shropshire>Halford (St Thomas) with Sibdon Carwood|
  • St Thomas, Halford|
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Stokesay (St Christopher) (St John the Baptist)|
  • St John the Baptist, Stokesay|
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Wistanstow (Holy Trinity)|
  • Holy Trinity, Wistanstow|
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Apedale Group, The, Comprising Cardington, Shropshire>Cardington, Eaton Under Heywood, Hope Bowdler, and Rushbury| WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Church Stretton (St Laurence)|
  • St Laurence, Church Stretton
  • St Michael & All Angels, All Stretton
  • All Saints, Little Stretton|weblink|
  • Rector: Richard Hill
  • NSM: Jon Hughes
  • NSM: Margaret Magowan
  • Hon. Curate: Valerie Morris|4,833
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Condover (St Andrew and St Mary) with Frodesley, Acton Burnell and Pitchford|
  • SS Andrew & Mary, Condover
  • Ryton Mission Chapel
  • St Mary, Acton Burnell
  • St Mark, Frodesley
  • St Michael & All Angels, Pitchford|weblink|
  • Rector: Geoff Garrett|2,222
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Dorrington, Shropshire>Dorrington (St Edward) with Leebotwood, Longnor, Shropshire, Stapleton, Shropshire>Stapleton, Smethcote and Woolstaston|
  • St Edward, Dorrington
  • St Mary, Leebotwood
  • St Mary, Longnor
  • St Michael, Smethcott
  • St John, Stapleton
  • St Michael & All Angels, Woolstaston|weblink|
  • Rector: Laura Hill|1,616
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Wenlock, Comprising Berrington, Shropshire>Berrington with Betton Strange, Church Preen, Cound, Cressage, Easthope, Harley, Shropshire, Hughley, Shropshire>Hughley, Kenley, Shropshire, Much Wenlock with Bourton, Sheinton, Shipton, Shropshire>Shipton, and Stanton Long|
  • All Saints, Berrington
  • St Margaret, Betton Strange
  • St John the Baptist, Church Preen
  • St Peter, Cound
  • Christ Church, Cressage
  • St Peter, Easthope
  • St Mary, Harley
  • St John the Baptist, Hughley
  • St John the Baptist, Kenley
  • Holy Trinity, Bourton
  • Holy Trinity, Much Wenlock weblink
  • SS Peter & Paul, Sheinton
  • St James, Shipton
  • St Michael & All Angels, Stanton Long|weblink|
  • Team Rector: Matthew Stafford
  • Team Vicar: Sarah Hare
  • Curate: Alison Walker
  • NSM: John Cumberland|6,151
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05,

Deanery of Ludlow {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!RefAshfords, The, Including Ashford Bowdler, Ashford Carbonell>Ashford Carbonel, Caynham, Knowbury, Ludford, Shropshire, and Richard's Castle>Richards Castle|
  • St Andrew, Ashford Bowdler
  • St Mary, Ashford Carbonell
  • St Mary, Caynham
  • St Paul, Knowbury
  • St Giles, Ludford
  • All Saints, Richards Castle||
  • Rector: Lynn Money|2,086
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Bromfield (St Mary the Virgin), Including Bitterley with Middleton (near Ludlow), Bromfield, Shropshire>Bromfield, Clee St. Margaret and Cold Weston, Onibury, Stanton Lacy, and Stoke St. Milborough>Stoke St Milborough with the Heath and Hopton Cangeford|
  • Rector: Vacant
2,201HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/91587/THE-BENEFICE-OF-BROMFIELD-(ST-MARY-THE-VIRGIN),-INCLUDING-BITTERLEY-WITH-MIDDLETON,-BROMFIELD,-CLEE-ST>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF BROMFIELD (ST MARY THE VIRGIN), INCLUDING BITTERLEY WITH MIDDLETON, BROMFIELD, CLEE ST MARGARET AND COLD WESTON, ONIBURY, STANTON LACY, AND STOKE ST MILBOROUGH WITH THE HEATH AND HOPTON CANGEFORDLANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, | WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Corvedale Benefice, The, Comprising Culmington, Diddlebury, Holdgate, Munslow, and Tugford|
  • All Saints, Culmington
  • St Peter, Diddlebury
  • Holy Trinity, Holdgate
  • Broadstone Chapel
  • St Michael, Munslow
  • St Catherine, Tugford
  • St Margaret, Abdon||
  • Rector: John Beesley|1,606
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Ludlow (St John) (St Laurence)|
  • St John the Evangelist, Ludlow|
  • Rector: Kelvin Price
10,511HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/91586/THE-BENEFICE-OF-LUDLOW-(ST-JOHN)-(ST-LAURENCE)>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF LUDLOW (ST JOHN) (ST LAURENCE)LANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, | WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05,

Deanery of Pontesbury {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!RefChirbury (St Michael), Marton, Shropshire>Marton, Middleton (near Chirbury) and Trelystan with Leighton and Eaton Constantine>Leighton|
  • St Michael, Chirbury
  • St Mark, Marton-in-Chirbury
  • Holy Trinity, Middleton-in-Chirbury
  • St Mary the Virgin, Trelystan
  • Holy Trinity, Leighton||
  • Vicar: Vacant|1,307
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Ford, Shropshire>Ford (St Michael), Gt Wollaston and Alberbury with Cardeston|
  • St Michael, Ford
  • St Michael & All Angels, Alberbury
  • St Michael, Cardeston
  • St Margaret, Wattlesborough
  • All Saints, Middletown
  • St John the Baptist, Great Wollaston||
  • Vicar: Valerie Tait
  • OLM: Maxine Neal|3,079
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Hanwood, Great (St Thomas) and Longden and Annscroft with Pulverbatch|
  • Rector: Graham Phillips
  • NSM: David Moss
  • OLM: Olive Dawson-Campbell
2,633HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9392/THE-BENEFICE-OF-HANWOOD,-GREAT-(ST-THOMAS)-AND-LONGDEN-AND-ANNSCROFT-WITH-PULVERBATCH>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF HANWOOD, GREAT (ST THOMAS) AND LONGDEN AND ANNSCROFT WITH PULVERBATCHLANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, |
  • St Edith, Pulverbatch
  • Christ Church, Annscroft
  • St Ruthen, Longden|Minsterley (Holy Trinity), Habberley, Shropshire>Habberley and Hope with Shelve|
  • Holy Trinity, Minsterley
  • St Luke, Snailbeach
  • St Mary, Habberley
  • Holy Trinity, Hope
  • All Saints, Shelve||
  • Rector: Giles Tulk|2,846
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, |Pontesbury First and Second Portions (St George)|
  • St George, Pontesbury|weblink|
  • Priest-in-Charge: Margaret Jones
  • Curate: Max Lambourne|2,816
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Westbury (St Mary), Worthen and Yockleton|
  • Rector: Vacant
2,410HTTPS://WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UK/PLACES/9604/THE-BENEFICE-OF-WESTBURY-(ST-MARY),-WORTHEN-AND-YOCKLETON>TITLE=THE BENEFICE OF WESTBURY (ST MARY), WORTHEN AND YOCKLETONLANGUAGE=EN, 2018-10-05, |
  • St Mary, Westbury
  • All Saints, Worthen|

Deanery of Telford Severn Gorge {| class"wikitable"

!width="425"|Benefice!Churches!Link!Clergy!Population served!RefBroseley (All Saints) with Benthall, Shropshire>Benthall, Jackfield, Linley, Shropshire, Willey, Shropshire>Willey and Barrow|
  • All Saints, Broseley
  • St Mary the Virgin, Jackfield
  • St Giles, Barrow|weblink|
  • Priest-in-Charge: Christopher Penn|5,715
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Coalbrookdale (Holy Trinity), Ironbridge>Iron-Bridge and Little Wenlock|
  • Holy Trinity, Coalbrookdale
  • St Luke, Ironbridge
  • St Lawrence, Little Wenlock|weblink|
  • Priest-in-Charge: Ian Naylor
  • Curate: Samuel Mann
  • NSM: Janet Edwards
  • NSM: Pamela Morgan|3,725
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05, Madeley, Shropshire>Madeley (St Michael)|
  • St Michael, Madeley
  • Sutton Hill Church
  • Woodside Church|weblink|
  • Priest-in-Charge: Alan Walden
  • Priest-in-Charge: Linda Cronin
  • NSM: Dawn Taffinder|16,512
WEBSITE=WWW.CROCKFORD.ORG.UKACCESS-DATE=2018-10-05,

References

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Sources

  • Haydn's Book of Dignities (1894) Joseph Haydn/Horace Ockerby, reprinted 1969
  • Whitaker's Almanack 1883 to 2004, Joseph Whitaker and Sons Ltd/A&C Black, London
  • Church of England Statistics 2002

External links

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