The co-op Local Community Fund


The Co-op Local Community Fund is now open for members to choose and give their 1% to Kington Parish House / Community Hall.

Every time members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund.   

If you would like to support us please go online : and choose  Kington Parish House / Community Hall as your chosen charity.

If you are not already a member but would like to support us  - you can find out about Co-op membership in-store or online at

Thank you for your continued support.


21ST JULY 2018

AT 3.00PM




Historic Huntington Fete announces details of this year’s event Huntington village is once again preparing for its annual fete later this summer, on Saturday 21st July.

The Fete, which raises money for Huntington’s two churches, village hall and other local charities, will be opened this year by Bronwen Bufton who has run the lucky dip stall at the event for over 40 years, a role previously performed by her mother-in-law since 1956.

The fete opens at 3pm, admission and parking is free. There is also a community bus that leaves Kington for the event.

For more information contact Bev Perrin – Or 07855 300175


“What Am I Bid?” 

The Life and Times of an Agricultural Auctioneer in Herefordshire

by Julian Gallimore











In this talk, Julian Gallimore will recall a compendium of anecdotes, observations and revelations from a career spanning 46 years as an agricultural auctioneer across England, Scotland and Wales, much of which was at the Old Cattle Market in Hereford. In tandem, Julian will talk about the love of his work, Hereford Cattle, and their unique virtues, which have stood the test of time for over 200 years.

This fasinating talk is for anyone who has experienced the thrill of the auction, in agriculture or otherwise, for those intrigued by the inner workings of an auction house or curious about the techniques used in bid calling. Why do auctioneers talk so fast and why the rhythmic monotone? What do they actually say?  Julian elucidates this vital link in the food journey from farm to fork and gives a first-hand account of the drama leading up to the final bid.

The Event, starting at 7.30 pm, will be held in St Thomas à Becket Church, Huntington. The evening will conclude with a free wine and canapés party.

 Entry is £10. Tickets are available via website or telephone Fiona Shone on 01544 370391



The Friends of St Mary’s are hosting an evening with Major General Arthur George Denaro CBE DL on Thursday 8 November 2018 during the poppy festival, at Saint Mary’s Church, Kington.

Major General Arthur Denaro is a former British Army officer, born 23 March 1948 .  He will  talk about his experiences in war and diplomacy.  He led his regiment, the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, during the Gulf War and later became Commandant of Sandhurst. He commanded the 5th Infantry Division from 2000 to 2003 and is also a Deputy Lieutenant of Herefordshire.

Further details will be published in due course.




Friends of Saint Mary's

Major General Arthur George Denaro CBE DL

8th November 2018

St. Mary's Church, Kington


The Book Club

















Several of us think it would be fun and helpful to have a book club. There are so many excellent books, about different aspects of our Christian Faith.

Aim: That those who read the books may grow in faith, have fellowship, gain skills and understanding for life, mission and to build the body of Christ.

How will it work:

- There will be three books a year chosen by the group. These will be advertised in the parish Magazine and on the web site.

- There will be book reviews in the parish magazine, on the web site and in church.

- There will be a dedicated place for the books to be returned and collected from in church with a small notice board updating readers.

- There will be invitations on the table.  You can take one to give to a friend. Anyone can join the book club. E.g. you don't have to come to church to read the book.

- There will NOT be an official meeting to discuss the book, that can be done over coffee in each others homes or at coffee after church.

- Depending on how many people sign up for the club, several books will be bought and made available. (we might try the library first)

Topics to choose from

- Teaching; Building your church, relationships, discipleship, prayer,

- Pastoral; Renewal, healing, forgiveness

- Stories of new movements of faith

Holy Land Pilgrimage 

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