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Thank you Roy!

Many thanks to Roy, churchwarden from Highley and his colleague for strimming round the north side of the churchyard and clearing some of the jungle to the south. This work is part of the management of the wildlife habitat.

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Forest Church in Billingsley

On Wednesday 21st we tried something different, with “Forest Church”. Despite its name, it isn’t held in a forest and it isn’t traditional church; it is aimed at anyone who finds something spiritual in the natural world. We made the most of sunny weather by sitting outside to look at nature in the churchyard.

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Thought for the week 3rd July – Signs and symbols

For me it was last summer that it really struck home; watching the international cricketers “taking the knee” before play. This was of course from the “Black lives matter” movement, a gesture that originated in the United States. I had seen it at the protest marches in this country, but seeing it at cricket matches […]

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July Draw of the 100 Club

July Draw of the 100 Club

The July draw took place in glorious sunshine. A third win for Diana whose number was drawn first today winning her £59. Lucky 13 was next to be drawn winning Colin £29.50 and the final ball out of the bag, number 31, made its second appearance having been drawn for the first time last week […]

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Events for July

St Agatha A woman of Billingsley Church 4.00pm Friday 2nd July; 100 Club Draw – Lincoln Fields   6.00pm Sunday 11th July; The Women of Billingsley Church Billingsley Church has been shaped by women; come along to hear their stories   7.00pm Wednesday 21st July; A celebration of Billingsley Churchyard We celebrate the spirituality of […]

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Come and enjoy a Wildlife Safari in Billingsley

The churchyard at St Mary’s is wildlife treasure. The land has never been intensively managed or subject to chemical fertilisers or herbicides which make it a unique and special place. It is managed very specifically to increase biodiversity for flora and fauna and provides niche habitats for many insects, small mammals and birds. Various zones […]

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St Mary's gains a Bronze Eco Church Award

St Mary’s gains a Bronze Eco Church Award

St Mary’s Church has been awarded a bronze Eco Church award as part of a Rocha UK project. St Mary’s is the first church in the Severn Valley benefice to receive an award. More details of the scheme can be found on their website https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/how-eco-church-works/ As a member of this scheme St Mary’s  completed an Eco […]

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