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St Andrew's Church, Bredwardine

 

 


St Andrew's Bredwardine is a fascinating church of considerable antiquity, in a beautiful and peaceful setting above the banks of the River Wye. The south doorway and much of the nave date from the time of the Conquest, and the chancel was rebuilt after being partially destroyed by Owain Glyndwr's soldiers in 1406. Inside, notable features include a massive font, and the tombs of a gigantic knight, Walter Baskerville and a smaller effigy of Sir Roger Vaughan who died defending Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Another striking feature is the "bend" in the nave towards the altar, which means that the altar is not visible from all seats.

In the churchyard are the tombs of two notable residents (see "Famous Residents" link on left for more information) who lived in Bredwardine, albeit for a short time only, namely George Jarvis and the Reverend Francis Kilvert. The former's will set up the Jarvis Charity in the late 1700s, which still continues to generate intense debate in this area, while Francis Kilvert is known much more widely for his fascinating Diary, which shed light, humour and pathos on the hard life of the poor in Victorian Times. Kilvert ministered in St Andrew's from November 1877 until his untimely death in September 1879. Leaflets and booklets on the church and the area can be found in St. Andrew's.

For more images of the Church click here

 

 

Church Services, and people involved today

St Andrew's is one of the eight Border Link Parish churches. The Rector is The Rev'd. Anand Sodadasi, The Rectory, Cusop, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5RF, Tel 01497 821656, anandsodadasi@hotmail.co.uk

The Schedule of Services for St Andrew's and the other churches is published monthly in the "Link" magazine, and at each church. The Churchwarden for St Andrew's is Mrs Charlotte Sellar, Yew Tree House, Brobury, Herefordshire HR3 6DX, Tel 01981 500281. Deputy Churchwarden Mrs Angela Blandford, Woodlands, Brobury, HR3 5DX Tel 01981 500383.

In 2007, St Andrew's was part of a Church Tourism pilot project which resulted in the preparation of a village leaflet to put Bredwardine with Brobury and St Andrew's on the map.

Brobury's Church In 1851 the parish of Brobury, on the opposite bank of the River Wye, was united with Bredwardine, and St Andrew's became the church for the combined parishes. This left the church of St Mary Magdalen, Brobury, abandoned. In 1873, the former nave was pulled down and a western wall built to the c1300 chancel. More recently the building was extended and converted into a private dwelling. Brobury's ancient bell was moved to St Andrew's but not installed until 2007 when the bell tower was restored. It now rings out as the tolling bell.

 

April Auction in aid of St Andrew's

The Auction was held very successfully at the Village Hall in the evening of Saturday 16th April 2016. Many thanks to everyone who contributed items to the auction and to those who bid; £2100 was raised which will all go to help with the running of St Andrew’s Church.

 

Work Mornings at St Andrew's

These are occasionally held to tidy the churchyard on Saturdays, 9.30am onwards – details given approximately 2 weeks ahead.

FRIENDS OF ST ANDREW'S

100 Club Draw

In an effort to raise money for the maintenance and upkeep of St Andrew’s Church, Bredwardine, in 2009 we applied for and received a Small Lotteries Licence from the Herefordshire Council to run a monthly draw. Initially, the draw had been restricted to 100 people; now there are 145 subscribers. Fifty % of the proceeds are given in cash prizes to the lucky draw winners and the remainder goes to St Andrew’s Church. 

February 2017 Draw Winners
The February Draw was held on Thursday 2nd, with Jo Sandler, chef at the Red Lion, making the draw with the following results:

1st prize £50 - No. 107, Charlie Blandford;
2nd prize £25- No. 136, Jo Sandler;
3rd prize £15 - No. 71, John Inge;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Alan Maddison.

The next draw will take place on Thursday 2nd March at the Red Lion. Thanks to the Red Lion for the chips on the house and for making curries available!

January 2017 Draw Winners
The first Draw of 2017 was held on Thursday 5th January at the Red Lion Hotel. Ed Bowen, ably helped by Clive, drew the following winners:

1st prize £50 - No. 121, Chris Staley;
2nd prize £25- No. 98, Jen & Alan Maddison;
3rd prize £15 - No. 134, Val Andrews;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Charlie Blandford.

 

December 2016 Draw Winners
The "Christmas Draw", with its double value prizes, was held on Thursday 1st December at the Red Lion Hotel. Mark Blandford stood in at the last minute for June and Roy, and drew the following winners:

1st prize £100 - No. 14, Adrian Gale;
2nd prize £50 - No. 9, Olly Main;
3rd prize £25 - No. 59, Sue Whittall;
In-It-To-Win-It £20 - Janet Preece.

 

November 2016 Draw Winners
Thursday 3rd November saw Heloise Kirby draw the lucky balls to give the following winners:

1st prize £50 - No. 52, Sheila Stone;
2nd prize £25 - No. 35, Wendy & Graham Middleton;
3rd prize £15 - No. 18, Vron Price;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Tony Charles.

A cheque for £1400 was presented to Heloise as secretary of the Parochial Church Council. This constituted the 2016 donation from the Friends of St. Andrew's to the Church for maintenance and upkeep.

 

October 2016 Draw Winners
The October draw was held at the Red Lion on Thursday 6th October, with Dave and Sarah Morgan randomly drawing the lucky numbers. The winners were as follows:

1st prize £50 - No. 19, Angela Blandford;
2nd prize £25 - No. 143, Terry Nash;
3rd prize £15 - No. 113, Elsie Harberd;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Charlie Blandford.

September 2016 Draw Winners
The September draw was held at the Red Lion on Thursday 1st September, with Arthur Foster doing the honours and drawing the lucky numbers from the butter churn. The winners were as follows:

1st prize £50 - No. 108, Pat Blandford;
2nd prize £25 - No. 115, Jenny and John Forsyth;
3rd prize £15 - No. 127, Sheila Leighton;
In-It-To-Win-It: £10 - Mike Taylor.

August 2016 Draw Winners
The August draw took place at the Red Lion on Thursday August 4th, and was carried out by Jackie Kirk. The winners were as follows:

1st prize £50 - No. 41, Ivy and Andrew Jones;
2nd prize £25 - No. 7, Joan and Mike Blythe;
3rd prize £15 - No. 64, Evelyn and Geoffrey Mason;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Hilary Blandford.

July 2016 Draw Winners
The July draw was held at the Red Lion on Thursday July 7th, and was carried out by Maggie and Phil Venvil. The winners were as follows:

1st prize £50 - No. 129, Neil and Lynette Woods;
2nd prize £25 - No. 24, Barbara and John Hughes;
3rd prize £15 - No. 31, Rachel Jones;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Roy Blandford.

June 2016 Double Draw Winners
There were two draws at the Red Lion on June 2nd. The first was made at 8pm by Dave and Angela Blandford, with the following winners:

1st prize £50 - No. 86, Ray Harberd;
2nd prize £25 - No. 60, Doris Howells;
3rd prize £15 - No. 61, Di and Paul Furlong;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Terry Preece

Eric and Pam Probert did the second draw at 9pm:

1st prize £50 - No. 40, Dave Bowen;
2nd prize £25 - No. 130, Phil Musto;
3rd prize £15 - No. 11, Brenda Taylor;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Janet Preece

 

May 2016 Draw Winners
Terry and Janet Preece made the draw at the Red Lion on Thursday May 5th, with the following three prize-winning numbers emerging:

1st prize £50 - No. 101, Helen Furnell;
2nd prize £25 - No. 62, Ted and Joan Waring;
3rd prize £15 - No. 132, Phil Harvey;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Terry Preece

April 2016 Draw Winners
Dennis and Vron Price made the draw at the Red Lion on Thursday April 7th, and managed to deliver three prize-winning numbers all under 100!:

1st prize £50 - No. 8, Nigel Sellar;
2nd prize £25 - No. 50, Eric Probert;
3rd prize £15 - No. 5, Judy Seymour & Peter Gunn-Wilkinson;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Mick Miller

March 2016 Draw Winners
The draw was performed at the Red Lion by Mark and Pat Blandford on March 3rd to give the following lucky numbers :

1st prize £50 - No. 75, Glyn & Lisa Preece;
2nd prize £25 - No. 124, Josef Bozinoski;
3rd prize £15 - No. 139, Sue & Stas;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Sue & Stas

February 2016 Draw Winners
Wendy and Graham Middleton drew the following lucky numbers on the 4th of February at the Red Lion:

1st prize £50 - No. 119, Jill Brown;
2nd prize £25 - No. 96, Jen & Alan Maddison;
3rd prize £15 - No. 63, Mike Berridge;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Mike Taylor

Thanks to the landlord for chips on the house!

January 2016 Draw Winners
Judy Seymour and Peter Gunn-Wilkinson drew the following numbers for their appreciative owners on the 7th January at the Red Lion:

1st prize £50 - No. 103, Terry Preece;
2nd prize £25 - No. 72, Neil and Lynette Woods;
3rd prize £15 - No. 83, Sharon and James Ayres;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Jen Maddison

December 2015 Draw Winners
The special Christmas Draw was made by Mike Taylor who has hosted the Friends of St. Andrew's Draw at the Red Lion since 2006.

1st prize £100 - No. 47, Tim Pryke;
2nd prize £50 - No. 91, Laura & Peter Matthews;
3rd prize £25 - 3, Carol Kirby;

Brenda Matthews drew the In-It-To-Win-It, and the £10 went to - June Blandford.

November 2015 Draw Winners
Carl, Emma and Flo Carpenter are leaving the area soon but before they went they drew the following lucky numbers on the 5th November at the Red Lion:

1st prize £50 - No. 127, Sheila Leighton;
2nd prize £25 - No. 68, Rhonda Pryke;
3rd prize £15 - No. 110, Luka Bozinoski;

Hazel Fakrhi drew the In-It-To-Win-It, and the £10 went to - Jen Maddison!

Another winner - the main purpose of the draw - was the Friends of St Andrew's Draw Fund, which was able to present a cheque for £1,450 to the churchwarden Charlotte Sellar for further works on the churchyard wall.

Thanks for the chips Mike, and the outstanding curries from Grant.

October 2015 Draw Winners
Sue & Stas drew the following numbers for their lucky owners on the 1st October at the Red Lion:

1st prize £50 - No. 46, Jeanette Bowen;
2nd prize £25 - No. 98, Alan & Jen Maddison;
3rd prize £15 - No. 82, Tina & Nigel Gadsden;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - June Blandford

September 2015 Draw Winners
Val Andrews drew the following numbers for their lucky owners on 3rd September at the Red Lion:

1st prize £50 - No. 1, Martha Head;
2nd prize £25 - No. 96, Jen & Alan Maddison;
3rd prize £15 - No. 7, Mike & Jean Blyth;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Jen Maddison
 

August 2015 Draw Winners
The following lucky numbers were drawn by the Widdicombe Family on 6th August at the Red Lion:

1st prize £50 - No. 112, Kari Lawson;
2nd prize £25 - No. 1, Martha Head;
3rd prize £15 - No. 131, Billy Montague;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Rob Widdicombe
 

July 2015 Draw Winners
The following lucky numbers were drawn by Dave and Sarah Morgan on 2nd July at the Red Lion:

1st prize £50 - No. 121, Chris Staley;
2nd prize £25 - No. 142, Ian Rumbold and Sarah Ashby;
3rd prize £15 - No. 6, Sheila and Jo Perry;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Charlotte Sellar
 

June 2015 Double Draw Winners
Thanks to new (and continuing) supporters of the Draw in 2015, there were sufficient funds to have an additional mid-summer excitement (!) on June 4th at the Red Lion. Roy and June Blandford drew the first batch of numbers as follows:

1st prize £50 - No. 69, Mary Freeman;
2nd prize £25 - No. 4, Sheila & Jo Perry;
3rd prize £15 - No. 102, Isaac Florence;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Angela Blandford

The second Draw was made by Pam & Eric Probert:

1st prize £50 - No. 6, Sheila & Jo Perry;
2nd prize £25 - No. 98, Jen & Alan Maddison;
3rd prize £15 - No. 12, Dave Morgan;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Charlie Blandford  


The next draw will be held on 2nd July at 8pm at the Red Lion.

May 2015 Draw Winners
The following lucky numbers were drawn by Di Jenkin on Election Day, Thursday 7th May at the Red Lion:

1st prize £50 - No. 69, Mary Freeman;
2nd prize £25 - No. 83, James Ayres and Sharon;
3rd prize £15 - No. 94, Phil Minton;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Ed Pinches  



April 2015 Draw Winners
Jan and Chris Staley drew the following lucky numbers on Thursday 2nd April at the Red Lion:

1st prize £50 - No. 19, Angela Blandford;
2nd prize £25 - No. 144, Rachel Griffiths;
3rd prize £15 - No. 142, Ian Rumbold and Sarah Ashby;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Terry Nash  

March 2015 Draw Winners
Tony Charles and Sheila Leighton drew the following lucky numbers on Thursday 5th March at the Red Lion:

1st prize £50 - No. 113, Elsie Harberd;
2nd prize £25 - No. 126, Mary Macpherson;
3rd prize £15 - No. 14, Adrian Gale;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Jenny Forsyth  

January 2015 Draw Winners
The January Draw was made by Tracy and Chris Duke on Thursday 8th at the Red Lion. The lucky winners were as follows:

1st prize £50 - No. 84, Alison Morgan and Andrew Coates;
2nd prize £25 - No. 20, Andrew and Ildi Head;
3rd prize £15 - No. 99, Liz and Paul Stewart;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Roy Blandford  

December 2014 Draw Winners
The December Draw, as well as having "Double Prizes" was made special by being drawn by the the youngest of our ticket owners, Martha Head. It took place on Thursday 4th at the Red Lion, and gave the following winning numbers:

1st prize £100 - No. 28, Andrew Pearce;
2nd prize £50 - No. 84, Alison Morgan;
3rd prize £30 - No. 14, Adrian Gale;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Jan Staley  

November 2014 Draw Winners
The November Draw was made by Helen Furnell on Thursday 6th at the Red Lion, to give the following winning numbers:

1st prize £50 - No. 118, Mark Blandford;
2nd prize £25 - No. 120, Linda & Ed Hadley;
3rd prize £15 - No. 86, Ray Harberd;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Richard LLoyd  

October 2014 Draw Winners
Alison Morgan and Andrew of Lower Barn made the October Draw on Thursday 2nd at the Red Lion, and drew the following winning numbers:

1st prize £50 - No. 47, Tim Pryke;
2nd prize £25 - No. 127, Alwyn Minton;
3rd prize £15 - No. 18, Vron Price;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Phil Bauer  

September 2014 Draw Winners
David Morgan of Green Farm, Clifford made the September Draw on Thursday 3rd at the Red Lion with the following winning numbers emerging from the butter churn:

1st prize £50 - No. 38, Alan Stone;
2nd prize £25 - No. 28, Andrew Pearce;
3rd prize £15 - No. 25, David Morgan;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Paul Stewart (again!) 

August 2014 Draw Winners
The draw was made by Di and Paul Furlong of Ivy Cottage on Thursday 7th at the Red Lion and the following winning numbers were drawn

1st prize £50 - No. 108 , Pat Blandford;
2nd prize £25 - No. 29, Jack Walsh;
3rd prize £15 - No. 25, Claire Wozencroft;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Paul Stewart  

July 2014 Draw Winners
The draw was made by Helen Pilkington at the Red Lion on Thursday 3rd and the following winning numbers were drawn :

1st prize £50 - No. 100 , Kath and Patrick Dyke;
2nd prize £25 - No. 12, Dave Morgan;
3rd prize £15 - No. 60, Doris Howell;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Mike Taylor 

June 2014 Draw Winners
The draw took place at the Red Lion on Thursday 5th and the winning numbers were drawn by Jill and Roger Brown:

1st prize £50 - No. 30 , Mary Freeman;
2nd prize £25 - No. 116, John and Helen Darbyshire;
3rd prize £15 - No. 48, Richard and Rosie Lloyd;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Martha Head  

May 2014 Draw Winners
The draw was held on the 1st at the Red Lion with Doris Howells and Jenni Forsyth doing the honours and drawing the following winning tickets:

1st prize £50 - No. 23 , Helen Pilkington;
2nd prize £25 - No. 120, Linda & Ed Hadley;
3rd prize £15 - No. 103, Terry Preece;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Charlotte Sellar  

April 2014 Draw Winners
The draw was held on the 3rd at the Red Lion with Jean and Ralph Dubberley drawing the following winning tickets:

1st prize £50 - No. 14 , Adrian Gale;
2nd prize £25 - No. 91, Laura & Peter Matthews;
3rd prize £15 - No. 113, Thomas Harberd;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Chris Staley (Staleys again!). 

March 2014 Draw Winners
The draw was held on the 6th at the Red Lion and Claire Wozencroft drew the following winning tickets:

1st prize £50 - No. 34 , Keith Cartwright;
2nd prize £25 - No. 6, Sheila and Joe Perry;
3rd prize £15 - No. 98, Jen & Alan Maddison;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Jan Staley (again!). 

February 2014 Draw Winners
The weather was wet, but the stalwarts turned out on Thursday February 6th and had an enjoyable evening at the Red Lion where Gordon Faux drew the following winning tickets (and did the chips!):

1st prize £50 - No. 95 , Susan and David Sahota;
2nd prize £25 - No. 16, Dennis Price;
3rd prize £15 - No. 28, Andrew Pearce;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Jan Staley. 

January 2014 Draw Winners
The first draw under the new team took place at the Red Lion Hotel on Thursday January 2nd and was drawn by Bredwardine's newest resident, Ollie Meade. The results were as follows:

1st prize £50 - No. 116 , John and Helen Darbyshire;
2nd prize £25 - No. 13, Andrew and Ildi Head;
3rd prize £15 - No. 48, Richard and Rosemary Lloyd;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - June Blandford. 

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Thanks to all of you who have supported our 100 Club Draw for the past five years.  Together we have donated just under £6,000 to St Andrews Church and given the same amount in prize money to the lucky monthly winners.  Many thanks to Jen, Charlotte, Nigel and Alan for taking over the running of the draw.  Long may it last!  Now that I am no longer the draw organiser, do you suppose my winning number will be drawn?  Fingers crossed.  Happy New Year!  All the best, Sarah

 

December 2013 Draw Winners!
The 60th monthly draw took place at the Red Lion Inn on Thursday,  December 5th.  Dave and Sarah Morgan hosted the evening with Sarah drawing the winning numbers.   December is double prize money.  The winners were pleased! 

1st prize £100 - No. 108, Gilbert Bowen
2nd prize £25 - No. 101, Helen Furnell
3rd prize £15 - No. 67, Graham & Pauline Smith
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Dave Morgan  

First draw of 2014 will be held at 8pm Thursday, January 2nd in the Red Lion
  Contact Jen, Charlotte, Nigel or Alan for more details.

 

November 2013 Draw Winners!
The November draw took place at the Red Lion Inn on Thursday, November 7th.   Charlotte and Nigel Sellar hosted the evening.   The winners were: 

1st prize £50 - No. 100 , Kath and Patrick Dyke;
2nd prize £25 - No. 56, Marion and Richard Howe;
3rd prize £15 - No. 113, Thomas Harberd;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Jen Maddison. 
It was a great evening!

 

October 2013 Draw Winners!
The October draw took place at the Red Lion Inn on Thursday,  October 3rd. Many thanks to Tim and Rhonda Pryke for hosting the evening. And the winners were:     

1st prize £50 - #87, Penny Nelson
2nd prize £25 - #75, Glyn & Lisa Preece
3rd prize £15 - #104, Morgan Florence
The winner of In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Jan Staley
It was a great evening
!

 

Draw Schedule 2014

2/1 6/2 6/2 3/4 1/5 5/6
3/7 7/8 4/9 2/10 6/11 4/12

 

Draw Details

2013 is our fifth year of fundraising! We have renewed our Small Lotteries Licence from the Herefordshire Council for our Friends of St Andrew's monthly draw. The number of participates has increased from 125 to 132. The name and rules will remain the same for 2013. Each draw ticket will cost £20.  There will be twelve monthly draws as follows.  

January thru November Prizes
1st = £50     2nd = £25     3rd = £15

December
“Bonus” Prizes
1st = £100     2nd = £50     3rd = £25

Monthly-Must-Be-Present-to-Win-Prize £10

You do not need to be present to win.  Winning numbers will be printed in the Bredwardine & Brobury County Events Section of the Hereford Times, on this website www.bredwardine-brobury.org.uk and in the following monthly issue of the ’The Link’.  Plan to attend!  It is a great opportunity socialise and catch up on the latest!  The 100 Club Draw is registered with Herefordshire Council, Registration Number 937. 

Good luck and thank you for your support!

 

CHURCH NEWS FROM OUR CHURCH WARDEN

It may seem odd in December to be referring to our Harvest Festival, but because it took place so late in October this year, this is the first opportunity to thank all those who worked so hard to decorate the Church.  I think it looked the most beautiful that I have ever seen it in my few years here, and many people commented on the work that had been put in, so sincere thanks to all involved.

 

Christmas trees will be on sale at Yew Tree House, Brobury as from Sat. 7 th Dec. at the following times:  Weekdays 1.00-5.00pm , Weekends 9.00am-5.00pm.

 

The Christingle service at St. Andrew’s, Bredwardine will take place on Sun 22 nd Dec. at 3.00pm. All are welcome at this lovely candlelit service; come and learn all about the origins of the Christingle tradition, sing some favourite carols, and  children will be able to make and take home their own Christingles.

 

Midnight Mass will be celebrated at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve ; the service will be taken by Sally Barnes and it will be the last one at which she officiates before her retirement – a fitting occasion, as her first communion service as a priest was also at Bredwardine.   We wish her a long, happy and fulfilling retirement!

 

If you are planning a pre-Christmas clearing out session, and happen to come across any really brilliant books in good condition, then the church would be delighted to relieve you of them; we sell dozens of books each month and always need replacements. If you have any to donate, either leave them in a bag at the back of the church, or call Charlotte to collect them.  (And , of course,  do come and browse through our current collection, if you are in need of a Good Read!)

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: February 3, 2017