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Parish Giving

Living as we do in the rural parish of Yarkhill with its beautiful church on a site of worship that is centuries old, we can all too easily take for granted its presence and role in the community serving our village and its people, as it has done for countless generations.

Whether or not we attend church services most of us live by Christian values and many turn to the Church for major life events such as the celebration of marriage or christenings, or to provide comfort and succour at times of bereavement.
With this in mind and wanting to secure St. John the Baptist’s Church for future generations do you think that YOU can help your local church practically and financially over the coming years?

The Parish Giving Scheme is already helping hundreds of parishes across England and has now arrived in Herefordshire.

The following leaflets, which can be found on the Downloads page, explain the scheme:


ii. PGS FAQ’s (Frequently asked questions).

We, as your local parish church, are thankful for all your generosity and giving, whether in time, talents or treasure, and given in whatever way or whatever amount.

It will help greatly if you are able to join this scheme, as a new giver or in place of any current giving arrangements you have, so that we can look forward to a more secure future and continue to be here for everyone in Yarkhill whenever you need us.

Mandy Williams, Rector

With our thanks and all good wishes

Julia Savagar,   Treasurer, Yarkhill PCC

Social Events

Thank you to all who supported the Church’s recent fund-raising social events.

Cider and Sausages at Yarkhill Village Hall gave a full hall chance to sample Bartestree Cider’s fruity brew whilst feasting on succulent sausages from a very local source. Vinnie’s vibes provided background entertainment and it was a good chance to catch up with friends and neighbours whilst putting some much needed cash into Church finances.  The event raised just over £500.00.

‘Dreamers’ was a new undertaking for us.  Bernard Morgan brought Team Spirit and a specially formed orchestra to the Lady Emily Hall, Tarrington, to perform a moving and rousing musical on the life of the Reverend John Venn.  John Venn was a far sighted social reformer who did boundless work in Victorian Hereford to alleviate the plight of the poor. His ideas led to the provision of a soup kitchen in the hard and hungry eighteen forties, the purchase of land for allotments for the industrious poor to provide food for themselves and most notably the establishment of the Corn Mill (now Berrows Business Centre) for ordinary people to have their grain milled and buy flour at lower prices.
Venn’s legacy continues in the dedicated Christian work of the Vennture Trust who we were delighted to have with us on the evening to showcase their work.

The evening, rounded off with Yarkhill’s delicious refreshments, was a great success and raised in excess of £600.00.

Bingo continues to attract a devoted following and our last session, held at the start of the Easter holidays, gave families and children a fun evening raising around £100.00.  We hope you will return for the next sessions which will be on 18th October and 29th November 2019.

We are also planning a Harvest Supper on Saturday 5th October, details yet to be finalised.

The PCC has worked hard to deliver these events and has been encouraged by the support you have given.  Our Church cannot survive without a significant level of fundraising so please look out for future events and give us your ideas if you think there is anything else we can put on for the community.  Your help and support is always much appreciated.


Electoral roll

Electoral roll

The electoral roll is the parish church’s register of those qualified to attend and vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meetings.

Under church rules the roll has to be renewed every 6 years and 2019 is the year for this to happen. That means everyone has to come off the roll and re-apply.
You can apply to be on the Electoral Roll if:

You are baptised
You are over 16 yrs old
You live within Yarkhill Parish or have worshipped regularly at Yarkhill church for at least 6 months.

Application forms can be found in the church or can be downloaded from the website; (see download page). Forms need to be returned to the churchwarden before Friday 5th April.  Either leave them in the church or contact the Churchwarden Ashley Fortey