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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.

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. Leaflets and booklets on the church and the area can be found in St. Andrew's.

For more images of the Church click here

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.

 

 

 

Church Services, and people involved today

St Andrew's Bredwardine is one of the eight Border Link Parish churches. The Rector is The Rev'd. Luci Morriss, The Rectory, Cusop, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5RF, Tel 01497 821877, luci.borderlinkbenefice@outlook.com

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 (Parish Contact) for St Andrew's is Mrs Catherine Widdecombe, Tel 01544 327352, cathy.widdicombe@gmail.com.

Church Calendar December 2019, January - March 2020
Click here for Calendar

Cancelled: Mother's Day Service 22nd March 2020 9.30 am Click Here

Palm Sunday Choral Eucharist 5 April 10.30 am for 11.00 am Click Here

 

 

 

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.

 

 

LINK MAGAZINE

The eight Border Link Parish Churches get together each month to print a joint Parish Magazine "The Link". This gives details of the Schedules of Services for the various churches and also lists events and news from the parishes. The printed magazine is distributed widely towards the end of each month.

The Coronavirus emergency resulted in an interruption in the distribution of the printed copy, and led to the May 2020 and subsequent editions appearing in digital form:

June 2020

May 2020

 

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 150 subscribers. Fifty % of the proceeds are given in cash prizes to the lucky draw winners and the remainder goes to St Andrew’s Church

May 2020 - Draw Winners
The May draw was again a lockdown affair in the Red Lion kindly done for the Friends of St Andrew's by Mike Taylor and Gordon Faux with the help of the laptop and Facebook. The winners were as follows:


First 1st prize £50 - No. 132, Phil Harvey;
2nd prize £25 - No. 8, Nigel Sellar;
3rd prize £15 - No. 21, Kay Shapcott.


As in April, the In-It-To-Win-It prize will be held over for the time being.

Many thanks to Gordon and Mike for doing this.

The next draw will take place at the Red Lion on Thursday 4th June again at 8.15pm to allow people to show their 8pm appreciation for the NHS.

April 2020 - Draw Winners
The April draw could not take place as usual because of the lockdown against Coronavirus across the UK. Nevertheless, Gordon Faux suggested that with Mike Taylor's approval and assistance they could perform the draw in the empty Red Lion whilst respecting "social distancing". The draw was observed at a respectful distance by Brenda Taylor and streamed live on Facebook on Thursday the 2nd April from the Red Lion. The balls were drawn by Mike Taylor and the winners were as follows:


First 1st prize £50 - No. 72, Martyn & Debbie Lewis;
2nd prize £25 - No. 7, Hugh Peachey;
3rd prize £15 - No. 146, Naomi Norman.


The In-It-To-Win-It prize will be held over for the time being.

Many thanks to Gordon and Mike for doing this.

 

March 2020 - Draw Winners
The March draw took place on Thursday the 5th at the Red Lion. The balls were drawn by Wendy Middleton and Cathy Widdicombe and the winners were as follows:


First 1st prize £50 - No. 34, Keith Cartwright;
2nd prize £25 - No. 82, Tina & Nigel Gosden;
3rd prize £15 - No. 105, Jacob Florence
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Janet Preece.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

February 2020 - Draw Winners
Thursday the 6th of February saw the second draw of 2020 at the Red Lion. The balls were drawn by Sue Whittall and the winners were as follows:


First 1st prize £50 - No. 87, Heloise Kirby;
2nd prize £25 - No. 18, Vron Price;
3rd prize £15 - No. 83, James and Sharon Ayres
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Naomi Norman.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

January 2020 - Draw Winners
The first Draw of 2020 took place at 8pm on Thursday the 9th of January at the Red Lion. The balls were drawn by Hugh Peachey and the winners were as follows:


First 1st prize £50 - No. 60, Doris Howells;
2nd prize £25 - No. 95 David & Susan Sahota;
3rd prize £15 - No. 44, Jane Plaisted;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Pam Probert.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

December 2019 - Draw Winners
The "Christmas" Draw took place at 8pm on Thursday the 5th of December at the Red Lion, and was very well attended. The balls were drawn by the Rev'd Jane Rogers and the winners of the double value prizes were as follows:


First 1st prize £100 - No. 62, Joan & Ted Waring;
2nd prize £50 - No. 54 Julie Miller;
3rd prize £30 - No. 26, Pam Probert;
In-It-To-Win-It £20 - Hilary Blandford.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

November 2019 - Draw Winners
The November Draw took place at 8pm on Thursday the 7th at the Red Lion. It was drawn by Nigel and Charlotte Sellar. The winners were as follows:


First 1st prize £50 - No. 2, Philip Bauer;
2nd prize £25 - No. 58 Hilary Blandford;
3rd prize £15 - No. 138, Laura Matthews;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Nigel Sellar.

The Rev. Luci Morriss was presented with a cheque for £1,500 - the money raised by the club this year for our village church, St. Andrew's. Part of this is to be spent completing the kitchen project in the Church, and the remainder will pay for the final section of the dry stone retaining wall around the churchyard.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

October 2019 - Draw Winners
The October Draw took place at 8pm on Thursday the 3rd at the Red Lion. It was drawn by Ollie Main. There were two first prizes and the winners were as follows:


First 1st prize £50 - No. 34, Keith Cartwright;
Second 1st prize £50 - No. 84, Alison Morgan & Andrew Coats;
2nd prize £25 - No. 36 Paul Mitchell;
3rd prize £15 - No. 82, Tina & Nigel Godsden;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Ann Jones.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

September 2019 - Draw Winners
The September Draw took place at 8pm on Thursday the 5th at the Red Lion. It was drawn by Alwyn Minton, on his 90th birthday. The winners were as follows:


First prize £50 - No. 88, Jane Rogers & Lord Lisvane
2nd prize £25 - No. 70, Roger Bowen;
3rd prize £15 - No. 106, Ruben Florence;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Nigel Sellars.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

August 2019 - Draw Winners
The August Draw took place at 8pm on Thursday the 1st at the Red Lion. It was drawn by Ed Pinches. The winners were as follows:


First prize £50 - No. 9, Olly Main
2nd prize £25 - No. 94, Phil Minton;
3rd prize £15 - No. 54, Jules Miller;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Doreen Strang.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

July 2019 - Draw Winners
The July Draw took place at 8pm on Thursday the 4th at the Red Lion. It was drawn by Alistair Morriss. The winners were as follows:


First prize £50 - No. 45, Jane Plaisted
2nd prize £25 - No. 87, Heloise Kirby;
3rd prize £15 - No. 91, Laura Matthews (Lion's Den);
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Panda Morgan.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

June 2019 Double Summer Draw - Draw Winners
The June Draws took place from 8pm on Thursday the 6th at the Red Lion.

The first draw was made by Katherine and Jack Walsh. The winners were as follows:


First prize £50 - No. 125, Arthur Foster RIP
2nd prize £25 - No. 32, David Bowen;
3rd prize £15 - No. 62, Joan & Ted Waring;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Mark Bennett.

The second draw was done at 9pm by Ann Jones, with the following results:

First prize £50 - No. 46, Jeanette Bowen;
2nd prize £25 - No. 32, David Bowen (again!);
3rd prize £15 - No. 149, Katie & Hamish Light;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Jules Miller

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

The next draw will take place at 8pm at the Red Lion on Thursday July 4th.

May 2019 - Draw Winners
The May Draw took place at 8pm on Thursday the 2nd at the Red Lion. It was drawn by Mark Bennett. The winners were as follows:


First prize £50 - No. 42, Leila Bosinoska
2nd prize £25 - No. 92, Di Bowen;
3rd prize £15 - No. 112, Kari Lawson;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Janet Preece.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

April 2019 - Draw Winners
The April Draw took place at 8pm on Thursday the 4th at the Red Lion. It was drawn by Patrick and Kath Dyke. The winners were as follows:


First prize £50 - No. 29, Jack & Katherine Walsh
2nd prize £25 - No. 103, Terry Preece;
3rd prize £15 - No. 89, Richard & Mary Lyn Walker;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Patrick Dyke.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

The next draw will take place at 8pm at the Red Lion on ThursdayMat 2nd.

March 2019 - Draw Winners
The March Draw took place at 8pm on Thursday the 7th at the Red Lion. It was drawn by Billy Montague and Heather. The winners were as follows:


First prize £50 - No. 33, Jon & Natalie Evans
2nd prize £25 - No. 94, Phil Minton;
3rd prize £15 - No. 16, Dennis Price;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Sandy Strang.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

February 2019 - Draw Winners
The February Draw took place at 8pm on Thursday the 7th at the Red Lion. It was drawn by Marion Howe. The winners were as follows:


First prize £50 - No. 62, Joan & Ted Waring
2nd prize £25 - No. 30, Panda Morgan;
3rd prize £15 - No. 70, Roger Bowen;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Panda Morgan.

Many thanks to Mike and Gordon and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

January 2019 - Draw Winners
The first Draw of 2019 took place at 8pm on Thursday the 3rd at the Red Lion. It was drawn by Steve and Anne Owen. The winners were as follows:


First prize £50 - No. 3, Maia Faux
2nd prize £25 - No. 100, Patrick and Kath Dyke;
3rd prize £15 - No. 8, Nigel Sellars;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Janet Preece.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

December 2018 - Draw Winners
The Christmas Draw took place at 8pm on Thursday the 6th at the Red Lion. It was drawn by the Rev Luci Morriss. The winners were as follows:


First prize £100 - No. 17, Jean Rea;
2nd prize £50 - No. 106, Reuben Florence;
3rd prize £25 - No. 20, Andrew & Ildiko Head;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Gordon Faux.

Chairman Jen Maddison presented a cheque for £1500 from the Friends of St. Andrew's to Luci Morriss who received it on behalf of the PCC. This is the sum raised in 2018 by the Draw; it is earmarked to go towards the new kitchen in the Church.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

November 2018 - Draw Winners
The winning numbers for the November Draw, which took place at 8pm on Thursday the 1st at the Red Lion, were drawn by Tina, Nigel and Lily Gadsden. The winners were as follows:


First prize £50 - No. 132, Phil Harvey;
2nd prize £25 - No. 86, Ray Harberd;
3rd prize £15 - No. 25, Rollo Clarke and Nicola Cutcher;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Brenda Taylor.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

October 2018 - Draw Winners
The winning numbers for the October Draw, which took place at 8pm on Thursday the 4th at the Red Lion, were drawn by Panda Morgan. There were two first prizes this time because of the increase in the number of subscribers in 2018. The winners were as follows:


First 1st prize £50 - No. 75, Glyn & Lisa Preece;
Second 1st prize £50 - No. 21, Kay Shapcott;
2nd prize £25 - No. 93, Rob Evans & Karen Hall;
3rd prize £15 - No. 128, Antony & Pip White;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Panda Morgan.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

September 2018 - Draw Winners
The winning numbers for the September Draw, which took place at 8pm on Thursday the 6th at the Red Lion, were drawn by Helen and John Darbyshire. The winners were as follows:


1st prize £50 - No. 2, Phil Bauer;
2nd prize £25 - No. 147, Greg & Philippa Price;
3rd prize £15 - No. 5, Judy Seymour and Peter Gunn-Wilkinson;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Elaine Mitchell.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

August 2018 - Draw Winners
The winning numbers for the August Draw, which took place at 8pm on Thursday the 9th at the Red Lion, were randomly drawn by Susan and Nadia Sahota. The winners were as follows:


1st prize £50 - No. 62, Joan and Ted Waring;
2nd prize £25 - No. 66, Pat Pritchard;
3rd prize £15 - No. 124, Josef Bozinoski;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Alan Maddison.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

July 2018 - Draw Winners
Antony and Pip White drew the winning numbers for the July Draw which took place at 8pm on Thursday the 5th at the Red Lion. The winners were as follows:


1st prize £50 - No. 11, Brenda Taylor;
2nd prize £25 - No. 122, Alwyn Minton;
3rd prize £15 - No. 145, Paul Hood;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Brenda Taylor.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

June 2018 - Double Draw!
Dennis and Vron Price drew the winning numbers for the first of the June Double Draws which took place at 8pm on Thursday the 7th at the Red Lion. The winners were as follows:


1st prize £50 - No. 101, Charlie Blandford;
2nd prize £25 - No. 52, John Bland & Helen McNamara;
3rd prize £15 - No. 43, Tony Charles;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Mick Miller.

The second draw was made just before 9pm by some younger Prices, namely Greg, Phillipa and Polly who came up with the following lucky balls:

1st prize £50 - No. 91 Laura Matthews (Lion's Den)
2nd prize £25 - No. 142 Debbie Lewis
3rd prize £15 - No. 128 Anthony & Philipa Feltham-White
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Mark Blandford

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

May 2018 Draw Winners
Richard and Rosie LLoyd drew the winning numbers for the May draw which took place on Thursday the 3rd at the Red Lion.


1st prize £50 - No. 30, Panda Morgan;
2nd prize £25 - No. 130, Phil Musto;
3rd prize £15 - No. 40, Dave Morgan;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Terry Preece.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

April 2018 Draw Winners
The April draw took place on the 5th, which had been a pleasant spring day - for a change! John Inge drew the lucky numbers as follows:


1st prize £50 - No. 39, Bella Morgan;
2nd prize £25 - No. 19, Angela Blandford;
3rd prize £15 - No. 141, Chris & Tracy Duke;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Olly Main.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

March 2018 Draw Winners
Nicola Cutcher and Rollo Clarke battled through the snow to draw the numbers for the March Draw that took place at the Red Lion on Thursday 1st at 8pm. Thanks to the other 16 people who were there to learn that the lucky winners were as follows:


1st prize £50 - No. 42, Leila Bozinoska;
2nd prize £25 - No. 38, Jac & John Faulkner;
3rd prize £15 - No. 3, Nan Stockwell;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Debbie Lewis.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

February 2018 Draw Winners
Elaine and Paul Mitchell did the honours at the February Draw that took place at the Red Lion on Thursday 1st at 8pm. The lucky winners were as follows:


1st prize £50 - No. 39, Bella Morgan;
2nd prize £25 - No. 32, David Bowen;
3rd prize £15 - No. 150, Judy & Malcolm Taylor;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Dave Morgan.

Many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

January 2018 Draw Winners
The first Draw of 2018 took place at the Red Lion on Thursday 4th January, at 8pm. Joan and Michael Blythe drew the numbers, and the lucky winners were as follows:


1st prize £50 - No. 76, David Blandford;
2nd prize £25 - No. 1, Martha Head;
3rd prize £15 - No. 49, Phillip & Clare Preece;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Sue Miles.

As usual, many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

December 2017 Draw Winners
The Double Value December Draw took place at the Red Lion on Thursday 7th, at 8pm. Ted and Joan Waring, who had drawn the lucky numbers for the second draw on February 5, 2009 were there again, 8 years on, to do this special draw. Many thanks to them. The lucky winners were :


1st prize £100 - No. 129, Neil & Lynette Woods;
2nd prize £50- No. 88, Jane Rodgers;
3rd prize £25 - No. 67, Graham & Pauline Smith;
In-It-To-Win-It £20 - Dave Morgan.

A cheque for £1450, representing the amount raised during 2017 for the church by the Draw, was presented by Chairman Jen on behalf of The Friends of St. Andrew's to Wendy Middleton who received it on behalf of the PCC.

As usual, many thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

The next draw will take place on Thursday 4th January 2018 at the Red Lion as usual at 8pm.

November 2017 Draw Winners
The November Draw took place at the Red Lion on Thursday 2nd, at 8pm. Morgan and Jacob Florence drew the following lucky numbers :


1st prize £50 - No. 34, Keith Cartwright;
2nd prize £25- No. 42, Leila Bozinoska;
3rd prize £15 - No. 63, Mike Berridge;
In-It-To-Win-It £10 - Brenda Taylor.

As usual, thanks to Mike and the Red Lion for providing the venue and the chips, and for putting on the curry.

 

October 2017 Draw Winners
The October Draw took place at the Red Lion on Thursday 4th, at 8pm. Martha and Andrew Head drew the lucky numbers as follows :


1st prize £50 - No. 31, Rachel Jones;
2nd prize £25- No. 25, Clare Wozencroft