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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
It has been a month of ups and downs at Billingsley. On the up side, on Remembrance Sunday we had around 30 people from the village attend a service in Lincoln Fields; and around half of those came back to church for refreshments, a chance to ring the bells and to admire the beautiful display […]
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 […]
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.
Over the last few weeks we have been doing some tidying, both in the church and churchyard. During this, two very battered wooden candlesticks were retrieved from a cupboard. George Poyner has replaced the burnt (!) wood and removed layers of candle wax. He has polished them and they are now back in the church; […]
On Friday 27th September a group of willing volunteers undertook various tasks in and around the church. Much work was completed including hedge trimming, weeding and carpentry repairs. Many thanks go to Mr and Mrs Marsh who very kindly arranged for ‘heavy duty’ trimming of the front hedge.