Welcome to the Home Page of Teme Valley South Parish in West Worcestershire

  • This site has been set up to provide information about the churches and villages of Eastham, Hanley Childe, Hanley William, Kyre, Rochford, Stanford and  Stoke Bliss. We hope you find what you are looking for. Please do use the "Contact Us" page to get in touch.Set in a glorious part of the country in the west of Worcestershire with churches that have been here for hundreds of years, we are a Christian presence in the village communities.

    With the easing of lock down and the recent announcement by the Government, that places of worship are allowed to open for Private Prayer. In Teme Valley South, we have opened most of our churches on one day per week as follows:

    • Tuesdays - Eastham 9am to 6pm;
    • Wednesdays - Rochford 9am to 6pm;
    • Thursdays - Stanford 9am to 6pm;
    • Fridays - Stoke Bliss 10am to 4pm and Kyre 2.30pm to 5pm;
    • Saturdays - Hanley William 9am to 4pm;
    • Sundays - Rochford 9am to 6pm 

    Private Prayer will require social distancing and use of hand sanitisers arriving and leaving the church. If you wish to visit one of the churches outside these days and times, please contact the local Churchwarden.

    Unfortunately at the current time (October 2020), there is no decision about when we will be be able to fully open our churches. We are conducting public worship each Sunday  with appropriate safeguards in place. We are also delivering our services electronically each Sunday. Details of our forthcoming electronic services are on Our Services in a time of Crisis page (click here to go to that page and see what is available). Also we are keeping recordings of our past services on the same page.

    Daily regular prayer continues and people who can are joining in via the internet. This link takes you to our Covid 19 page which we will keep updated.

    We have a winner for our Grow the Largest Sunflower Competition - he is Dan Taylor of Rochford - his sunflower reached a wapping 11ft 5in (350 cms) tall.

    There are also details of our local services on the A Church Near You Website ( https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/18821/benefice/ )
    Please follow the links to the left of this message to find out more about us.
    If you need some other assistance, please click on this link to our Help and Safeguarding page
    Thank you for visiting our site and best wishes,
    Rev'd Julia Curtis
    Priest in Charge
    Benefice of Teme Valley South
    Rectory Phone number: 01886 853286
    Rectory email address: revjuliacurtis@gmail.com

    Keep up to date with all the villages' news in the Teme Talk - during the crisis it is now on line  here.




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