Border Benefice

On this page:
About us
Events in the Parish

Our Rector and key staff
Our weekly Pew Sheet and Reflections
Baptisms, weddings and funerals
Parish Magazine

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:

    • St Michael the Archangel in Llanyblodwel more…
    • St Agatha’s in Llanymynech  more…
    • St Philip and St James’ in Morton more…
    • All Saints’ in Trefonen more…

Events in the Benefice

There will be a Summer Concert, featuring the The Rhos Male Voice Choir on Saturday 23rd July at 7pm in St. Agatha’s Church, Llanymynech. For more details of the concert and where to purchase tickets, click here.

The Community Cafe in Trefonen is open every Tuesday morning more…

About us

The Benefice, part of the Diocese of Litchfield,  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.  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.

Our Rector and key staff:


Rev Kathy Trimby
The Rectory
Rectory Lane
Pant, Oswestry
Shropshire SY10 9RA

Contact number: 01691 590025/ 07944504330

Benefice Administrator

Michelle Scott
Office Number: 01691 676383

Benefice Treasurer

K Kimber
Contact Number: 01691 679646

Facebook Page

Jann Downes
Contact Number:
Facebook page name: Border group of Parishes

Benefice Lay Readers

Betty Steele
Contact Number: 01691 652170




Linda Gladman
Contact Number:  01691 671363



Baptisms, weddings and funerals:

See our detailed information pages:  Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Our weekly pew sheet:

Listed below is our latest Pew Sheet for download

Pew Sheet – 14th August 2022
Pew Sheet – 7th August 2022

Our Reflections:

Listed below are our recent Daily Reflections for download

Daily Reflection.- 15th August 2022
Daily Reflection.- 8th August 2022

Parish Magazine

The latest copy (July and August 2022) of the Morton Parish Magazine is available by clicking here.
The latest copy (July and August 2022) of the Trefonen and Llanyblodwel Parish Magazine is available by clicking here.

Other links

The Benefice website is linked to other local sites


Other useful links appear on  the individual parish pages.