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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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Billingsley Community Barbecue – 4th August

What a fabulous day we had last Sunday! Together we raised over £1,000 for St Mary’s! Much needed funds to help keep our lovely historic church open, but it’s not just about raising funds, it’s also about bringing our community together  The church is the last remaining communal building in Billingsley. There are so many people to […]

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New England and Priors Moor walk – 13th July

A guided walk around New England and Priors Moor finally took place on the evening of Saturday 13th July. After twice being rained off, we had a lovely summer evening for our stroll along the banks of Bind brook, hearing tales of mining and seditious vicars as well as tracking deer! We raised over £40 […]

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Choral Evensong – 7th July

On Sunday July 7th we welcomed guest organist Andy Johnson from Middleton Scriven, who with our own cantor Les, lead us in a mini-choral evensong. Anglican plainsong has its own, haunting quality and the sung evening prayer has a surprisingly large number of followers; we were joined by a number from Chelmarsh. We will repeat the […]

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Coffee Morning Success – 18th May

Over 40 people gathered at a coffee morning hosted by Ellen McConnell on May 18th, which raised a whopping £275.00 for badly needed church funds. In addition to an amazing array of cakes and superb coffee, there was a bric-à-brac stall, beautiful hand made cards made by Lyn and Chris of Lincoln Fields and a […]

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Evening Service – 12th May

In May, on Sunday 12th at 6.00pm we have a guest preacher, the Rev Sue Jellyman from Carrington near Church Stretton. Sue is a keen Morris dancer and will bring this into her sermon;  “‘Praise him with tambourine and dance’: God, Morris dancing and me”.      

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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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