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

Oswestry Food Bank have issued a special appeal for families and individuals who use their services to enjoy some festive treats this Christmas too. If you can and are able to help please put any items in the boxes at the back of each of the churches by no later than  4th December to be ready for Christmas. Please here to see the list of items that are needed.

Thank you for your generosity 

On 25th July 25 parishioners went with Rev Kathy to Christ Church, Bala. For more information and some photographs, 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 viewing/download

Pew Sheet – 3rd December 2023

Our Reflections:

Listed below is our latest Daily Reflection for viewing/download

Daily Reflection – 3rd December 2023

Parish Magazine

The latest copy (November 2023) of the Morton Parish Magazine is available by clicking here,

The latest copy (December 2023 and January 2024) 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.