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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:

St. Mary’s Church

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    Sunday 20th October

    St Mary's Harvest Festival Service 11.15am

    Followed by HARVEST LUNCH 12.30pm for 1pm at Caynham Village Hall

    Main course plus dessert.

    Bring your own drinks (glasses provided)

    Adults £10 Children (under 11) £5

    Tickets from Jill Bufton (01584 876900)

    Please order tickets by Monday 14th October

    In aid of St Mary's Church, Caynham

    Visiting the church 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.

    October 2019 - Rector Lynn writes:-

    Dear Friends

    I am delighted to be able to welcome Revd.Preb Nick Helm, to the Benefice. Nick will have been licensed to the Benefice as an Associate Priest, by the Bishop of Ludlow on Sunday 22nd September. Nick currently works as Ministerial & Spiritual Development and Curate Training Officer for the Diocese of Hereford but he will be leaving his post at the end of this year and will be working freelance as a writer, with the opportunity to develop his interests in spirituality and Spiritual Direction. Nick and his wife Pat live in Ludlow.

    Nick will be working as a volunteer Priest with us, taking services and getting to know each of our 6 Churches. Nick will be a familiar face to some as he helped out during the Vacancy before I arrived and has taken occasional services for us since then. We hope to be offering a course that Nick has written, called Soul Spark, that explores Spirituality, in the New Year.

    In other news, the Harvest season is now well and truly upon us and I hope you will take the opportunity to join one of our Harvest services in the Benefice and no doubt enjoy some of the many tasty benefits of living in such a rural area that produces wonderful food and drink all year round. Harvest is a time for us to come together and thank God for all the good gifts He gives to us.

    It is also a time for us to remember, give thanks for and pray for all those who produce the food we enjoy, our Farmers, Growers, Producers, those who take the fruits of the Harvest and make them into wonderful products for us to enjoy, and those who serve them to us in our shops and supermarkets. It is also a time for us to remember those who struggle to feed their families, and many of our Harvest services are collecting items for the Ludlow Foodbank, so please do give generously during those services.

    My prayer for all of us this harvest season is summed up in the words of the final verse of "We plough the fields...";

    We thank thee then, O Father,

    For all things bright and good,

    The seed time and the harvest,

    Our life, our health, our food.

    Accept the gifts we offer

    For all thy love imparts,

    And what thou most desirest,

    Our humble, thankful hearts.

    With my love and prayers, Lynn

    August 2019 - Rector Lynn writes:-

    Reasons to be cheerful, 1,2 &3

    As Ian Drury and the blockheads remind us in their hit song there is much for us to be cheerful about, even though it can be easy to forget that sometimes, so we are going to focus on that in our 5th Sunday Benefice Service, which will be held at St Paul's Church Knowbury on Sunday 29th September at 10.30am. Please do come along to what will be an informal service with some surprises along the way, and refreshments afterwards (including cake!). Hope to see you there.