Border Benefice


This site is under construction and all information is subject to correction

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  for more information click here
    • St Agatha’s in Llanymynech  for more information click here
    • St Philip and St James’ in Morton  for more information click here
    • All Saints’ in Trefonen  for more information click here

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:

17th February
Ash Wednesday 
12 noon    
Communion service  
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

Pew Sheet – 17th January 2021

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:………………………………

Other links

The Benefice website is linked to other local sites


Other useful links appear on  the individual parish pages.