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Free SmartWater for all households in the Parish of Billingsley serving the villages of Glazeley, Duexhill and Middleton Scriven

Distribution of SmartWater  The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, John Campion has invited Parish Councils to join a scheme to supply SmartWater to every household in the Parish. SmartWater contains a unique forensic code, which, once applied, enables equipment to be traced back to the owner. It is easy to apply and needs […]

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Garden Bird Watch – Sunday 26th January

On Sunday 26th January at 11 am volunteers will be completing the RSPB Great Garden Bird Watch in the church yard at St Mary’s. One hour will be spent recording the type and numbers of birds that visit the grounds surrounding the church. Not only will this contribute to the nationwide survey organised by the […]

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2020

A New Year begins…

We had good attendances at our services over Christmas; take a look at the photo section on our Facebook page to see how the church looked. On Sunday 22nd we held our carol service, with traditional carols and readings to mark Christmas. Mulled wine and various refreshments were served afterwards and it was good that […]

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Message from Rev. David

Message from Rev. David

Last month, I described the recent ups and downs of life at Billingsley; good attendance at Remembrance Sunday but recent thefts from church, first of fuel oil and then of candlesticks and vases. These setbacks, were, I wrote, a mark of costly love; in our case, a commitment to keep the building open for the […]

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St Mary’s – Eco Church registration

  Today St Mary’s Church registered with the Eco Church Scheme which is an A Rocha UK project. More details of the scheme can be found on their website https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/how-eco-church-works/ As a member of this scheme St Mary’s has completed the Eco Survey which covers different areas of how the church contributes to God’s earth in […]

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Caring for God’s Acre visit – 20th November 2019

Alex and his team of volunteers from Caring for God’s Acre once again visited St Mary’s for their final session of the year to prepare the churchyard for the winter. They undertook many tasks including hedge trimming, tree maintenance, scything and leaf clearing. The whole team are an inspiration and worked very hard indeed to […]

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Christmas Services at St Mary’s

Please join us over Christmas at one (or more!) of our services  Sunday 22nd December, 4.00pm; Christmas Carol Service, with refreshments afterwards Children welcome to help with telling the Christmas story in this service; please contact Sue (07434 882845), Bonnie (01746 552567) or David (as below), or just turn up! Christmas Day, December 25th, 9.30am; […]

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Billingsley Remembers – November 2019

There will be an Act of Remembrance on the grass between the main road and Lincoln Fields to remember all those who have given their lives in the service of this country since 1914. It will begin at 10.45am, with readings, music and prayers, ending just after the two minute silence at 11.00am. If the […]

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Winning photograph

The winning entry for St Mary’s, ‘A Warm Welcome Here’ has been submitted to Ecclesiastical for final judging. All entries submitted to St Mary’s will be on display in the church following the Remembrance Service On Sunday 10th November.

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