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.
On Sunday 13th July, members of St Mary's Church, Billingsley presented a cheque for £370 to Headcase Founding Trustee Andy Johnson. This represented money raised at a recent cheese and wine evening held at the Church. Mr Johnson, a resident of Middleton Scriven, said, "After almost 4 years of fundraising, we have nearly reached the £400,000 total, and this donation from St Mary's Church in Billingsley will really help to boost our funds and enable us to continue to fund research being carried out by The Cellular and Molecular Neuro-Oncology Research Group at Portsmouth University into understanding the complex biological behaviour of brain and intracranial tumours. I would like to thank everyone that came to the cheese and wine evening or sent in donations."
Churchwarden Zoe Baggott said, "We are delighted to have been able to support this worthy cause. Our Church regularly supports charitable organisations. Our next event is a WW1 Centenary Commemoration Evening on Saturday 2nd August at 7pm. We will have a number of guest speakers as well as musical entertainment from members of the Bridgnorth Male Voice Choir. This is a free community event but donations on entry are invited. There will also be a raffle and all money raised will be for the Bridgnorth Royal British Legion (who will also be in attendance on the night). For more details, or to make a donation, please email me at email@example.com or contact me through the church website contact us page.
(Left to Right)
Mr John Kirwin - Secretary to St Mary's Parochial Church Council
Mr Andy Johnson - Founding Trustee of Headcase
Mrs Mary Nelson - Reader for the Highley Benefice group of Churches
Mr Paul Stedman - Member of St Mary's Parochial Church Council and Diocesan Synod Representative
Ms Zoe Baggott - Churchwarden
Mrs Rebecca Hadley - Churchwarden
Yesterday we had a new organ installed at the church. Thank you to Allens Organ Studios of High Wycombe for delivering and installing the organ, we're all really pleased to be able to sing along with a beautiful new organ at last.
Our Palm Sunday service will be on Sunday 13th April at 9.30am. All are welcome to attend. We have just ordered the palm crosses from African Palms which is a wonderful organisation helping african farmers to supplement their incomes by producing these palm crosses. Please take a look at the website to learn more about them.
The Fundraising Quiz was a big success, attended by nearly 100 people, and it raised £567 for Billingsley Church funds.
A big Thank You to the people who helped to make the quiz such a success, especially those who did the food, the bar, and of course those who came!
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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