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.
Despite the overcast weather and change of time, the annual Billingsley BBQ and village fete was well attended and a great evening was had by all. The Churchwardens and rest of the St Mary's PCC would like to thank everyone that supported or helped run the event. Special thanks go to Frank and Rose Cartwright and everyone at Rays Farm for yet again allowing us to host the event at this wonderful location and to Harry Scriven for donating the delicious burgers and sausages! Stottesdon musician Emily Bond played an excellent acoustic set for nearly 3 hours and there were plenty of stalls for people to enjoy in between visiting the animals, and sampling the delights from the BBQ and Bar! Almost £1800 was raised for St Mary's Church in Billingsley from this event. Some of the money will be put towards the Churches refurbishment fund - we are currently raising money for the installation of a kitchenette and fully accessible toilet inside the Church. This will enhance the experience of our visitors and of anyone attending services at the Church. It will also mean we can start to use the Church for more community events once our facilities have improved. The trustees from Deuxhill Village Hall generously gave us a significant sum towards this fundraising project following on from the sale of the hall, but we still have quite a shortfall so money raised from this years BBQ will give the appeal a real boost!
Packed crowds enjoyed the annual Billingsley BBQ and Fete at Rays Farm
Our 2 biggest supporters, Mr Frank Cartwight and Mr Harry Scriven, always come along to join in the fun!
A warm welcome awaited you at The Bar!!
Get your delicious Burgers and Hot Dogs here!!
Local Musician Emily Bond entertained the crowds with her amazing acoustic set!!
A great night, but we were all shattered by the end of it!!
On Thursday 21st August, Churchwardens Rebecca and Zoe were invited to the Branch meeting of the Bridgnorth Royal British Legion. After the meeting, Zoe and Rebecca presented a cheque for £320 to Mr John Whitty (Branch Chairman). This was the funds raised at the recent WW1 Centenary Commemoration Event which was held at St Mary's.
Pictured are Rebecca and Zoe presenting John with the cheque
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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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