St Philip & St James, Morton
St Philip and St James’ church is approximately 3 miles from Oswestry and is situated in the small hamlet of Morton, close to the Montgomery canal. The community is widespread in a predominately agricultural area. The fields surrounding this Victorian church offer a peaceful reflective place for visitors. The War Memorial is within the closed churchyard and is a place of tranquillity.
The usual pattern of worship has been influenced by the current situation and will change according to directives. The service times and patterns will be updated as appropriate. The present situation : The church is open every Sunday for Private Prayer 11.00am – 12noon. Social distancing and the wearing of masks are expected.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic the pattern of services was:
1st Sunday Choral Morning Prayer
2nd Sunday Holy Communion
3rd Sunday Family & Friends
4th Sunday Holy Communion.
5th Sunday Benefice Service. The 4 churches in turn host the service.
Our services include a wide participation from Worship Leaders and members of our church as well as visiting Lay Readers. Refreshments are served on occasions as required.
There is access to the church through the main front door with provision for wheelchair access.
There is a cloakroom in the churchyard with wheelchair access.
Within the church there is a good sound system and hearing loop.
Parking is on the side of the lane outside the church with additional parking available when required.
There is no hall in the village of Morton and the church is very active in hosting events and groups. We look forwards to when people can attend functions again. Regular activities include the Coffee and Cake Club on a Tuesday at 11.30am. Morton choir meets on a Friday afternoon. Lent lunches and Agape feature in Spring and Harvest evensong is accompanied by supper. Other activities tend to take place on the nearby sports field, which is a community facility.
A Parish Magazine is published every month and is available to any person who wishes to have one. Spare copies are available from inside the church porch which is always open. To download the November 2023 Morton Parish magazine, click here.
There are also 3 noticeboards: 1 outside the church; 1 inside the church and 1 in the church porch, all of which provide useful information.
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The Rev Kathryn can be contacted for support. Worship Leaders have a list of people with whom they keep in contact.
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