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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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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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Winning photograph

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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working party sept 19

Working party – Friday 27th September

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.

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community bus

Billingsley Bus

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 […]

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photo competition

Photography competition – September

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 […]

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14th Century Easter Sepulchre

Easter at St Mary’s – April

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 […]

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