Welcome to St Mary's Church in Billingsley. Billingsley is a small village near Bridgnorth in the county of Shropshire, although for historical reasons Billingsley church comes under the Diocese of Hereford.
The Rector of Billingsley Church is Revd Felicity (Fliss) Iliffe , and she works with a Curate and a team of lay readers.
We hold two services each month: on the second Sunday of each month we have Morning Service at 9.30am, and on the fourth Sunday of each month we hold a Holy Communion Service at 8am.
We are always very pleased to welcome new people to our services, and the services are always followed by light refreshments and a chance to chat.
Churwarden Zoe Baggott did a 10,000 feet tandem skydive at Tilstock Airfield near Whitchurch on 13th September to raise funds for the Church. The jump had been a birthday present from her parents. It formed part of a series of events to celebrate Zoe turning 40, which also saw her run a personal best in the Edinburgh Marathon in May, and eat a meal in the revolving restaurant of the CN Tower in Toronto in July.
Zoe's mom and dad, partner Dave and children Oliver and Lydia supported her on the day. Zoe said, "I was quite calm in the plane as we ascended into the sky and felt quite confident when the doors opened to let some static-line jumpers out - only to be told that we were only at 3500 feet and I still had another 6500 feet to climb!!! The nerves kicked in once the door opened again and I had to make my way to the edge, but I focussed on getting in the right position to leave the plane and before I knew it we were skydiving.... and wow!! It was the most amazing, exhilarating experience of my life. I almost didn't want the parachute to open I was loving the skydive so much!! Once the parachute opened though I was able to take everything in and enjoy the scenery as we descended back to the ground".
Funds raised from the skydive will boost the refurbishment fund at St Mary's Church. We are currently raising money to install a kitchenette and fully accessible toilet inside the Church. This will enhance the experience of our visitors and everyone attending services and events at the Church. As the only public building in Billingsley that is currently open to visitors, this would represent an important addition to services in the area and also allow us to widen the community use of the Church building.
We recieved a significant sum of money from the trustees of Deuxhill Village Hall following the sale of that building but we still have a substantial shortfall and so anyone wishing to retrospectively sponsor Zoe or to make a donation to the refurbishment fund is asked to get in touch via the contact us page. To date, Zoe has raised over £250 from sponsors and it would be great to break the £300 barrier! We can even gift aid any donations from taxpayers which would boost the funds even more. Many Thanks!
More news to follow soon....
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Church Wardens Rebecca Hadley and Zoe Baggott have been trained in Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and they are the local parish points of contacts for any matters of this nature. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss something with them, please use the "contact us" link on this website to make an initial contact and Rebecca or Zoe will get in touch with you ASAP.
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