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 […]
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; […]
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.
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.
A bus from Billingsley? Yes!!! Bridgnorth Community Transport run a community minibus on a Saturday morning from Cleobury to Bridgnorth and this can pick up in Billingsley by appointment. To use this, you first need to join the group; phone 01746 768539 or visit their website http://www.bridgnorthcombus.org.uk to get a registration form. This costs £8 […]
If you can knit or crochet or simply want to learn a new skill we need you. We want to produce a display of knitted or crocheted poppies in the church as part of our Remembrance Day Commemorations in November. Poppies can be produced in red and black with or without green leaves using any […]
During September, we are taking part in a photographic competition promoted by our insurers, Ecclestiastical. We are looking for a single sentence about why Billingsley Church is special, accompanied by a photo of the church that illustrates this. Be as creative as you like! We will put all the photos on display in the church […]
In April we had a talk on the archaeology of Billingsley and a number of Easter services. These focused on the medieval Easter sepulchre in the church. This is a recess in the wall of the church close to the altar. It looks like the space for a tomb, typically where the founder of the […]
There will be a simple 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.