Cockyard Mission Hall, Abbeydore

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The Mission Hall is part of the Parish of Abbeydore (Holy Trinity & St Mary's Abbeydore - Dore Abbey - in the Ewyas Harold Group of Parishes. It has a small but dedicated congregation that frequently includes worshippers from elsewhere in the Group, and beyond, who are warmly welcomed.

Cockyard Mission Hall was a blacksmith’s forge and shop until the occupant, Mr Hancocks, moved his business to Hungerford shortly after the end of the First World War. The premises belong to Whitfield Estate and are loaned (firstly by Lady Mary Clive of Whitfield Court) to the people of the Cockyard as a place of worship and for community use. The blacksmith’s anvil survives as a table near the door. Although there is a dearth of recorded detail, it has been verified from eye witness accounts that the Mission Hall was in use for a Sunday School in 1924. It was also used for special events such as Christmas parties etc. The ladies of the Cockyard set up and ran the Mission Hall; these included Emily Powell, wife of Edward, a groom at Whitfield Court, and later, and for many years until her death, Nellie Price, who was cook there. 

Our usual Church Service is*:
1st Sunday of the month. April to October - 4.15pm BCP Evensong (or occasionally Holy Communion) and 3pm November to March.

Sunday 1.10.17  -  Harvest Festival and refreshments at 4.15pm

Sunday 3.12.17  -  Carol Service at 3pm


* We will be in vacancy from May 2017 and so the normal service pattern may be altered on account of availability of service leaders.



Easter Sunday 16.4.17 - 6.30am Dawn Service; 10am Holy Communion (CW Trad)

Sun 23rd April 2017 - Foundation (1147AD) Eucharist at 10am with the Archdeacon of Hereford, Ven. Paddy Benson

Sun 30th April - Group Communion (CW Trad) at 10am with the Abbey Singers (our Rector's last service)

Sun 11th June 2017 - Patronal Eucharist (Trinity Sunday) at 4pm with the Abbey Singers

Sun 30th July 2017 - Deanery Eucharist at 10am with the English Choral Experience Consort (tbc)

Sun 10th Sept 2017 - Patronal Eucharist (Mary) at 4pm with the Dean of Hereford Cathedral and the Abbey Singers

Sun 8th Oct 2016 - Harvest Festival and refreshments at 6pm

Sat 11th Nov 2017 - Remembrance Requiem service at 7.30pm (tbc)

Sun 10th Dec 2017 - Carol Service at 3pm

Christmas Eve Midnight Communion at 11.30pm in Dec 2018

5th Sundays:-

30.4.17 and 30.7.17 at Dore Abbey - see above.

29.10.17  -  Deanery Service, details tba.

31.12.17  -  10am Group Communion, details tba.

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10385
Built: 20th century
Archdeaconry: HEREFORD (181)
Deanery: ABBEYDORE (18101)
Parish Legal Name: Abbeydore (180003 )
CofE Church Info: (618004 18/4)
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Cockyard Mission Hall, Abbeydore, Herefordshire, HR2 9EF - East of Kingstone to Wormbridge, road, hamlet of Cockyard, Grid Reference SO 395332


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