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Contact details for St Mary's Church Caynham

Rector: the Revd. Lynn Money, St Mary's Rectory, Donkey Lane, Ashford Carbonell, SY8 4DA Tel: 01584 831203, email: ashfordsrector@gmail.com Churchwardens: Ann Reid, 01584 875519 and Stephen Ashford, 01584 874402. email:- sjashford@hotmail.com

Ashford's Group Church Office, 7 The Hayles, Donkey Lane, Ashford Carbonell, SY8 4DA. Open on Mondays and Thursdays 9:00am - 1.00pm Administrator: Clare Bicker-Caarten, Tel: 01584 831585 ashfordspa@outlook.com

St Mary's Caynham needs YOU

Would you be willing to be a sidesman and help organise our services?

Would you like read one of the lessons?

Do you want to join the PCC (Parochial Church Council) and help run and look after Caynham's church and churchyard and keep it going for the future?

Would you prefer to help on a more informal basis?

Take your pick - then contact Stephen on 01584 874402 or email at sjashford@hotmail.com

Caynham has one service a month so any involvement is unlikely to be very time consuming.



The services at Caynham Parish Church are traditional language services (the Book of Common Prayer) except for the Family Service which is a contemporary language service (based on Common Worship).

All Services last about an hour. Refreshments are provided after the Family Service.

Click HERE to see our program of services for the year.


Click on the "St Mary's Church" tab above to see the drop-down menu which gives access to a huge range of information about the church and its history, our plan of the churchyard with online details of burials and photos of all visible graves, and a lot more ....

Details of events in the Hereford Diocese are available on the Notice Board at their web site.


If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, or if necessary, report the matter to your Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Mandy McPhee 07875757396 or m.mcphee@hereford.anglican.org

Please see below for useful contact numbers:


  • Services for the year   
  • Detailed description of the church and contents    
  • Parish Records - marriages and burials   
  • Photo Galleries         
  • Churchyard Projects   
  • Memorial Assessment      
  • Methodist Church, Caynham   
  • Latest News   
  • Rector's message - updated monthly
  • Electoral Roll form

    Visiting the church CURRENTLY COSED, the church is normally open from 11am to 4 pm daily. If the church is closed and you wish to obtain access, please telephone: Stephen Ashford (01584 874402), Jill Bufton (01585 876900) or David Holbech (01584 878676)


    The First Rector for the Ashfords Group

    As part of the newly-formed Ashfords Group, Caynham welcomed its new Rector, the Rev'd Lynn Money, who was licensed on 17th January 2018. Lynn and her husband Robert moved into the Rectory in Ashford Carbonnel at the beginning of January. Lynn was formerly located within the Diocese of St.Albans, where she was team vicar.

    Rector's Message for April 2020

    Dear Friends,

    Well, what a strange year 2020 has been so far. Many of our local areas were hit by devastating floods and no sooner had we caught our breath from all of that than we have now been hit by COVID 19.

    As many of you know, it has also been a strange year for me as I was off sick for several weeks. Last week and this week I have been allowed back to work on a part time basis. I think my timing could have been a bit better on that one!

    The advice on COVID 19 is changing on a daily basis, so there is a danger that anything I write today may be out of date by the time you read it. Unfortunately we have already been hit with many events being cancelled, and obviously the impact for those hosting those event will be huge. It would be easy to succumb to panic in this situation but I am really hoping that people won't do that. One of the really positive things that has already come out of the situation is the real sense of community that is being re-discovered. People, on the whole, are beginning to think about the needs of the elderly and vulnerable in their communities and asking what they can do to help. It does however have to be said that some people are taking advantage of the situation and I have already received reports of several scams. Please remember not to give personal details such as bank accounts over the phone. If in doubt put the phone down and ring your bank directly. Please do keep an eye on your neighbours and please don't be afraid to ring me on 01584 831203 if you are aware of someone who may need some shopping done or just a phone call to check how they are. For me, one of the biggest risks at the moment is that those who are self isolating are at risk of becoming completely isolated. Even if visits are not possible a friendly phone call checking in on a neighbour could make a world of difference to someone.

    The Church has also been impacted by the Virus and as of today we have been told to suspend services until further notice. I will be putting some resources together to help people to pray and worship at home.

    Many of us, me included may find the idea of being stuck at home for several weeks quite difficult. Personally I am going to use the time to try and do things I don't normally have time to do such as reading and learning some new skills. I may even be able finally to teach myself to crochet via the help of you tube videos!

    Please do remember all those working in the NHS and in all service industries, including shops, cafes and restaurants who are doing their best to serve us sometimes at not inconsiderable risk to themselves.

    I offer the following prayer as something you might like to use for yourselves.

    A prayer for those affected by the Corona virus:

    "God of healing and hope, in Jesus you meet us in our places of pain and fear. Look with mercy on those who have contracted the new virus, on any who are vulnerable, and on all who feel in danger. Through this time of global concern, by your Holy Spirit bring out the best not the worst in us. Make us more aware of our interdependence on each other, and of the strength that comes from being one body in you. Through Christ our wounded healer". Amen

    (Written by Revd Dr Sam Wells)

    With my love and prayers, Revd Lynn Money