Monthly Archives: April 2016

Caring for God’s Acre Visit

The Caring for God’s Acre volunteers are visiting Billingsley Church on Tuesday 26th April. They’ll be helping to maintain our beautiful churchyard by scything the wildflower area and repairing a section of fence. Do come along and join in – there’ll be plenty of tea and cake!

Billingsley Church is an environmentally friendly church!

Billingsley Church has installed a new rainwater harvesting system to gather rainwater for use in the church. The harvested water is cleaned using an ultraviolet light, so that it is drinkable. The water has been tested and has been certified drinkable. We now provide facilities for visitors to help themselves to hot drinks, so next time you’re passing, stop and have a look round and a drink!

Toilet Twinning at Billingsley Church

The new fully accessible WC at Billingsley Church has been twinned with a latrine in the Mooro Kohli village in the Umerkot District in Pakistan. Toilet Twinning provides people in the poorest communities on the planet with a decent toilet, clean water and all the information they need to stay healthy. It’s the key to helping whole communities break free of the poverty trap. You can read more about it at


New Facilities at St Mary’s Church Billingsley now installed

Following a building project overseen by our Diocesan appointed architect, Billingsley church now has a fully accessible WC and a small kitchen area. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, powdered milk and sugar are now left out so that visitors to the church can help themselves to a hot drink.
The new facilities will also benefit people who come to tend graves, or to do the church flowers, as in the past people have had to bring water with them for these purposes.
We would like to thank the Deuxhill Village Hall Committee for giving Billingsley Church a grant which went a long way towards making this possible. Further thanks go to The Garfield Weston Foundation and the Allchurches Trust which also gave generously towards the costs.