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Forest Church at St Mary’s

Congregation for Forest Church in September   Based for the moment at Billingsley, “Forest Church” is something we have been experimenting with over the last six or so months. It really is not well-named; it is actually a way of responding to God as experienced in nature by an open-air service, though it is open […]

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Thought for the week23rd October – Valuing others

The news last weekend was dominated by the murder of Sir David Amess, the MP killed during a routine meeting with constituents. This brought back memories of a few years ago, the killing of Jo Cox, another MP. Both lost their lives by simply doing their job, as elected representatives of us all. Politics thrives […]

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Thought for the week 17th October – The old evil

In recent days, Israel and Jewish identity has been in the news. The main headlines have been for the author Sally Rooney, who refused to allow her Israeli publisher to translate her latest novel into Hebrew, because she felt it did not dissociate itself from the actions of the Israeli government. But, as a university […]

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Harvest update!!

The well attended Harvest Festival was held last Sunday. The church was decorated beautifully and the service highlighted the work of the two charities that the church is supporting this year. As part of the service David spoke of the work of the Shropshire Rural Chaplaincy Service that provides a variety of support to members […]

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Coffee morning brings Billingsley residents together

Ellen’s coffee morning held on Saturday was a huge hit and well attended by residents of Billingsley. Everyone present enjoyed good company and excellent refreshments. Ellen worked tirelessly beforehand to bake amazing cakes and was supported by many willing volunteers. The event also raised in excess of £400 which will go towards the work of […]

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The 100 Club October draw results

The October draw was kindly drawn by Peter who pulled 3 first time winners out of the bag. Number 5 was first to appear winning our most senior member, 99 year old Sammy, £52. Numbers 2 and 63 were second and third to be drawn winning Mary and Julie £26 each. Congratulations to all our […]

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