The April Sing Along Service at 6pm on Sunday 9th April will be followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting at 7.15pm.
Please do come along to enjoy singing some well known Easter hymns and a talk by David Poyner ‘Answering the Call’, followed by refreshments. The Annual Meeting will provide an opportunity to look back at the past year and more importantly look towards the future.
Sunday 9th October 6pm is the Billingsley Harvest Festival. This’ll also be our last sing along Sunday of the year, and also Zoe’s last service as organist. We’ll be singing lots of lovely Harvest hymns, and there’ll be wine, hot drinks and plenty of cake too! Come along, have a good sing, and say thank you. We’d love to see you there!
This Sunday (11th September 2016) at 6pm at Billingsley Church, we’ll be showing a short film about the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The film will be followed by a short talk giving us tips on how best to fill a Shoebox. There’ll be tea, coffee, wine and cake, and we’ll also be singing people’s favourite hymns. Do come along, meet new people and find out how to support this really worthwhile cause.
We held out second “Sing-a-long” Sunday at the weekend, and with numbers up on the first one, it is proving to be a popular format! Churchwarden Zoe Baggott said, “our sing-a-long Sunday is something different in the area. It is a chance for people to come together and sing their favourite hymns over a glass of wine and light refreshments. But in addition, we include a “topical interlude” in the middle where we invite a guest speaker to deliver an informal talk on a topic of interest”.
This weekend, the topical interlude was delivered by Paul Stedman who spoke about community defibrillators. Paul, who is a member of the Parochial Church Council is also the managing director of “Cognet Ltd”, a private company which specialises in delivering training in first aid, compliance, and health and safety. He spoke at length about the value of community defibrillators, how they work and the different ways in which communities can obtain the relevant funds to purchase one. Carrying on with the first aid theme, Lydia Baggott (age 8) shared some news around her experience of helping a friend who had a nosebleed whilst on a recent school trip. Lydia knew what to do as she had just received first aid training through the 2nd Cleobury Mortimer Brownies. Lydia received an additional “Good Deed” badge from Brown Owl as a result of her actions!
Sing-a-long Sunday finished once again with a rousing rendition of “Jerusalem”, which has now become the standard finale!
The next Sing-a-long Sunday will be on Sunday 10th May at 6pm. All are invited. Don’t forget to bring a bottle! Anyone wishing to request a hymn in advance, or even volunteer to deliver a topical interlude, is asked to get in touch through the contact us page.
Pictured are FRONT – Lydia Baggott (8) with her Brownie “Good Deed” badge MIDDLE – Mr George Poyner, Rev’d Val Smith and Mrs Mary Nelson BACK – Paul Stedman
From March our 9.30am morning prayer (which falls on the 2nd Sunday of every month) will be replaced with a 6pm informal “sing-a-long Sunday”. This will take the format of a community Songs of Praise style evening. It will be very informal, and we invite you to come along, sing your favourite hymns, and enjoy some refreshments with your neighbours. Tea and coffee will be provided, but to add to the informal feel, you are welcome to “bring a bottle” to share with your friends during and/or after the service.
If you are attending on a certain date in the future and wish to request a specific hymn to be sung, please ensure you have contacted the Churchwardens by the 1st of that month (see the Contact us page).