Garden Party for the Stonebow Unit

On Tuesday a group of over twenty joined staff and patients in the grounds of the Stonebow Unit for a summer garden party. We sung a selection of well-known secular and Christian songs, ably led by our musicians Jon and Dij Priday, Ollie Bayliss and Jo Pirez. It was good ... Read More

Brecon Beacons Beckoning

HBC Hiking group undertook a slightly steeper test on Saturday, 21st July. We set off from the foot of the Fan ridge, below Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons but on the west side of the A470 from Brecon to Merthyr Tydfil ... Read More

Wednesday Club July Programme

Don Balkwill took us back to our younger years with the help of a fascinating display and quiz of gadgets that in some cases had been long forgotten. Perhaps you may be able to identify one or the other. Sorry, no prizes ... Read More

Wednesday Club June Programme

Nigel Warwick (Thanks for the photo, Nigel!) provided a definite highlight during May with his fascinating and most interesting talk on the life-saving service that Blood Bikes provide to help the NHS in times of a medical crisis. During the night and over weekends motorcycle dispatch riders deliver all sorts ... Read More

Kilpeck and Cole’s Tump

The HBC Hiking Group, having given prior permission for the Royal Wedding and the Cup Final to take place on the same day, set off from Kilpeck in warm sunshine on the morning of 19th May, 2018. We started from the lovely little Norman church in Kilpeck and inspected a ... Read More

Wednesday Club May Programme

The beauty of our county was brought to us last month in Gordon Taylor’s superb presentation A-Z Villages in Herefordshire. 40 minutes of stunning photographs accompanied by well-chosen music – and not a single word spoken. We were truly spell-bound ... Read More

Central Story Easter Hunt

The weather meant that things didn’t quite go to plan and with the park a washout, Central Story relocated to the HBC buildings, the rain certainly wasn’t going to stop the fun and intrigue of the Easter Hunt! With the building bursting with activities and people, families were encouraged to ... Read More

Malvern Sunshine

HBC hikers met on Saturday 21st April and walked and chatted in lovely sunshine around the south-eastern edge of the Malvern hills from Hollybush to the A449 just below British Camp. There, we lingered at the cafe for ice cream before a short steep climb up to the Herefordshire Beacon ... Read More

Wednesday Club April Programme

Musical presentations are always very popular with our members, so it was no surprise that The Hop Pickers Feast had little trouble in getting our feet tapping and us joining in with a number of their folk songs ... Read More

Brisk Breinton

Brisk in the windchill sense that is, for a well-insulated HBC Hiking group maintained a fairly relaxed pace on a chilly but dry Saturday, 17th March.
We followed a figure of eight course of about 5.5 miles, starting and finishing at Breinton Church. The undulating farmland was varied and interesting ... Read More

The Central Story Easter Hunt

This event will now be held inside the Baptist Church due to bad weather. We look forward to seeing you there.
HBC proudly presents a free event in Central Park where your family can explore the story of the first Easter and discover why we still celebrate it today ... Read More

Wednesday Club March Programme

Over the months and years members have enjoyed the visits of many exceptional people – and animals. So, our introduction to the rare breed of the Maine Coon Cat brought its own excitement ... Read More

HBC Hike Saturday, 17th February 2018

A lovely clear February morning saw 11 of us set off from Priors Frome, between Dormington and Mordiford, for a walk of about 6 miles on good tracks around Haugh Wood, set in rolling farmland. The weather was good and the chatter was constant so we barely noticed the miles ... Read More

Wednesday Club February Programme

Recently we much enjoyed a busy hands-on morning when we made our own Mors Bags, and a time when The Border Reelers folk group set our feet tapping with well-known country tunes ... Read More

Wednesday Club January Programme

Wednesdays, 10.15am – 12noon Forthcoming Programme: 10th January: Rev. Lynne Davis – “Opening a New Year”
17th January: Open Morning
24th January: John Platts – “A Policeman’s Lot”
31st January: Diane Bridges – “Little Daniel Community School, Luanshya, Zambia” We would like to wish everyone a
a Prosperous New Year ... Read More

HBC Hike 18th November 2017

It was a slightly drizzly morning but seven of us set off from the beautiful Italianate church at Hoarwithy on a circular 6 mile route on both sides of the Wye. The terrain was varied and fairly level and the chatter more than compensated for the weather and a few ... Read More

Wednesday Club December Programme

This month at Wednesday Club we held a very successful Coffee Morning with Bring & Buy in support of St. Michael’s Hospice. We were also treated to a culinary feast (samples from their wide range of prepared foods) by Wiltshire Farm Foods. And finally we did not go to the races, but ... Read More

Bonfire Night

As the winter was approaching and the nights drew in on 2017, the Price family invited the HBC youth band to light up their lovely country home with a BBQ, bonfire and some acoustic worship. We played a few of our favourite songs in the cold Autumn air, which was ... Read More

“From Hair to There”

For about 6 months now I have been considering the idea of shaving my hair for charity, I have always been interested in fundraising, and charity work is one of my career aspirations. Recently one of my best friends was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer (Hodgkin Lymphoma), and ... Read More

Royal Recognition for “Night Shift” Founders

TWO Hereford residents were honoured by the Queen on Tuesday, 10th May 2016 by receiving an invitation to a Buckingham Palace garden party, for their services to local revellers and partygoers. Brian and Mair Granthier, of Hill Farm, Dinedor, were prompted 13 years ago to create a safe and peaceful ... Read More

The L-Factor

During the 2013 Autumn half term some 30 – 40 children aged 5 to 11 filled the building of Hereford Baptist Church with healthy fun, laughter… and noise! The L-Factor took place on three afternoons with plenty of activities on offer. The close resemblance to a certain national competition of ... Read More

Wednesday Club Celebrates 40 Years

October 2015 marked a very important milestone for Hereford Baptist Church’s Wednesday Club for the over 50s, when members celebrated its 40th anniversary. It was October 1, 1975 that the late Mr Fred Porter welcomed some 50 members of the church’s congregation and their friends to its first meeting. The ... Read More

River Baptisms

Pentecost Sunday marked a special occasion in the history of Hereford Baptist Church when two members of the Young People’s group went through the act of Baptism in the River Wye. Senior Minister Antony Wareham and Youth Pastor Jason Borlase conducted the church’s first baptism in the river near the ... Read More