Category Archives: Evenings at Billingsley

Resurrected lights burn brightly at St Mary’s – October 2019

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; we rededicated them at our evening service on 13th October.

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 service again in a few months time; if you have never been to the service, come along and give it a try!

2018 “Evenings at Billingsley”

The informal services each month are going to have a new title – “Evenings at Billingsley”. There will still be the opportunity to come and sing lots of familiar and well loved hymns and there will be a different focus each month, exploring the many varied forms of evening worship used in the Church of England. The first of these services will be on 11 March 2018 at 6pm when will celebrate Mothering Sunday and explore its roots in the celebartion of “mother church”. Do come and join us for the service and some refreshments afterwards.