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.
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!
It was standing room only at St Mary's Church on Sunday 15th December when the village held its annual Carol Service. The service follows the traditional format of 9 lessons and Carols, but this year incorporated a Christingle element. The children made their Christingles during the first part of the service and processed to the front of the Church during "Away in a Manger". The children, whilst holding their lit Christingles, then each said a few words about the Christingle story and what the different parts of the Christingle mean. The retiring collection raised £131.65p for The Children's Society. The service was followed by light refreshments including mince pies and mulled wine. The church wardens would like to thank everyone who attended this event, all the readers, and everyone who helped to organise the service or donated refreshments.
Pictured with his finished Christingle is Oliver Baggott (age 9) with Rev'd Fliss Iliffe.
More news to follow soon....
Winter Newsletter *new*
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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