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Tucked away in the north-west corner of Shropshire and on the Welsh border, our four rural parishes worship and work together. You will find us in our communities and our churches:
The Benefice, part of the Diocese of Lichfield, works together in several ways:
- On the 5th Sunday of a month there is only one service, for all to come together to worship. It is hosted by each parish in turn.
- The churchwardens meet regularly, with the Rector, to discuss and agree as appropriate common approaches, the sharing of resources and calendar details.
- Before the pandemic the four parochial church councils met together twice each year.
- The identity of the Benefice is promoted through its Facebook page and the Sunday pew sheet.
- The Benefice and parish treasurers work on items of shared expenditure.
There are shared events, often linked to the season, such as the summer evening’s prayer and praise. We are currently looking forward to the season of Lent and our Lent lunches. These will be virtual experiences this year, through a Zoom link. They will include one of our lay worship leaders leading us in a reflection on a Bible passage and prayer, as well as conversation – while we each drink the coffee or eat the lunch we have brought! The Zoom links will be posted nearer the day, but the dates and times are:
|Matthew 6: 1 – 6 & 16 – 21
followed by ‘lunch’ Reflection
|23rd February||2pm||Reflection: Mark 1: 9 – 15|
|2nd March||2pm||Reflection: Mark 8: 31 – end|
|9th March||2pm||Reflection: John 2: 13 – 22|
|15th March||2pm||Reflection: John 3: 14 – 21|
|22nd March||2pm||Reflection: John 12: 20 – 33|
Our Rector and key staff:
Kathy – how to contact and when
Michelle – how to contact and when
Anyone else? Safeguarding?
Baptisms, weddings and funerals:
From Kathy and Michelle
Our weekly pew sheet:
Listed below are our recent Pew Sheets for download
The Border Parishes Facebook page:
Currently there are reflections and prayers posted daily on our page. Each Sunday the Rector posts her homily. Please use this link:………………………………
The Benefice website is linked to other local sites
Other useful links appear on the individual parish pages.