Bishopswood Defibrillator Project

Bishopswood Village Hall

The Trustees of Bishopswood Village Hall are raising funds towards the purchase of a defibrillator cabinet and the associated ongoing running costs. This is a potentially life saving piece of equipment that could benefit anyone in the community.

The unit will be housed at the village hall making it accessible to hall users, canoe launch site users, the Inn on the Wye, and the surrounding neighbourhood.

The hall have set up a Just Giving page for anyone who would like to make a donation towards this project. Every £1 will help.

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3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Bishopswood Village Hall at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Bishopswood Village Hall will be really grateful for your donations.

Since starting the scheme the donations of over £300 have been generated!

Thank you for your support.

The Duck Race is Back!

Yes the traditional August bank holiday Monday Duck Race is back on 30th August. We have in store a relaxing fun day celebrating the re-opening of Bishopswood Village Hall.

The event starts at 2:00pm and will continue until people want to go home. It’s a low key affair that will allow you to meet up with friends, find out more about hall activities and enjoy a few demonstrations from some of our regular activities.

There will be BBQ food, refreshments and a bar available from 2:00pm throughout the event. We will remain open as long as people want to stay.

You will be able to book your place at the September Community lunch, where we are expecting a good attendance with limited seats, so get your table reserved early.

The Duck Race will be held at 5:00pm from Kerne Bridge. Tickets will be available £1 per duck before and at the event.

While you relax you can keep the kids amused and occupied with duck themed crafts and games, plus a mini cine showing Humpty Dumpty the Bishopswood pantomime.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a great day.

A Warm Welcome for Rev Tim Starling

Rev Time Starling


I want to thank so many of you for such a warm and lovely welcome as I move into the Wye Reaches group of Churches and Villages. Since arriving in mid-July it has been wonderful to begin meeting some of you and starting to find my way around; I really hope that I will meet others of you in time.

I haven’t travelled too far to get here; previously I was in a group of 7 churches between Ross-on-Wye and Hereford; before that I worked in Human Resources for Marks & Spencer and for an international Charity supporting Church Leaders around the world.

I will be based in Whitchurch for a year while Hereford Diocese build a new Vicarage in Wyesham which I hope to move into next Summer.

Jesus Christ withdrew at times, during his ministry on earth, for refreshment, space and a change. I think that this is going to be a strange summer for many – as we all work out what is safe and wise for us to do ‘holiday-wise’, but I do really hope that you are able to enjoy meeting up with family and friends, perhaps have some time away, but whatever you do that you are able to find ways of having some refreshment and space over the coming months.

Take care and God bless,


You can contact Tim on: Mobile: 07980204572    Email:

The Village Hall is Open Again.

With the lifting of restrictions the village hall is fully opened once again. Regular classes are taking place with the majority of our previous classes and some new ones open for business.

The hall is conscious that many are still concerned about the easing of precautions and have left in place social distancing markings and disinfecting stations for those that wish to use them. They would also encourage users to continue to wear face masks when moving about the hall when it is busy.

For more information on what’s on visit the village hall website at