Sidbury Fete

This evening, six o’clock onwards at Sidbury Hall: stalls, raffles, refreshments, games for children. Don’t miss it!

The Week Ahead

Forthcoming Services and events: Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s, Stottesdon, this week on Monday, Friday and Saturday 08:30, and on Wednesday at 08:15. Friday May 19th: 19:45 (7:45 pm) Bell-ringing practice, St Mary’s, Stottesdon Sunday May 21st: 10:30 … Continue reading

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

This Sunday is the fifth Sunday after Easter, and we have services at 09:00 at Cleeton St Mary (Holy Communion); 10:30 at Stottesdon (Holy Communion); and 18:30 at Silvington (Evening Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer). Readings: Genesis 8:1-19 … Continue reading

Feeding the Darkness – Review

Another moving, thought-provoking and disturbing performance from Lynn and Dave of Journeymen Theatre. They have done meticulous research into that grey area where advanced interrogation techniques blur into torture, and they perform their pieces with quiet passion. For those of us … Continue reading

Feeding the Darkness

On Thursday 11th May, at 7 pm, the Journeymen Theatre will perform ‘Feeding the Darkness’ at St Mary’s Church, Stottesdon. This is an assortment of short drama pieces highlighting state-sponsored torture: entrnce is free, but a collection will be taken for … Continue reading

Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming Services and Events: Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s, Stottesdon, this week on Wednesday at 08:15 and on Friday and Saturday at 08:30. Friday May 5th: 19:45 (7:45 pm) Bell-ringing practice on Wednesday at 08:15e, St Mary’s, Stottesdon … Continue reading

Easter Services

Services in the Benefice this Easter are as follows: Good Friday 6:30 pm: Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Cleeton St Mary Easter Day 9 am: Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow 10:30 am: Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Silvington 11:30 … Continue reading

Holy Week

The last week of Lent, leading up to Easter Day, is called Holy Week. Forthcoming Services and events: Morning Prayer will be read at St Mary’s this week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 08:30. Monday 10th April: 19:30 … Continue reading

Palm Sunday

April 9th is Palm Sunday, which commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem riding on a donkey at the start of Holy Week. Benefice Services for this day are: 09:00 Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Cleeton St Mary 10:15 Palm … Continue reading

Sunday April 2nd

April 2nd is the Fifth Sunday in Lent, known as Passion Sunday. We have services at St Giles, Farlow, at 09:00 (Holy Communion) and St Mary, Stottesdon (Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer). Readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14 – The Valley of … Continue reading

Tuesday Evenings

The first Tuesday (March 7th) in Lent sees the next session of the Prayer and Discussion Group – seven o’clock at Upper Northwood. The following Tuesday (March 14th) is the first of the Bible Study meetings, looking at the Trial of Jesus as … Continue reading

Quinquagesima Sunday

Sunday 26th February is the last Sunday before Lent, traditionally known as Quinquagesima as it is about fifty days before Easter. Our Benefice services for the day are: 09:00 Service of the Word with Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Silvington … Continue reading

Coming up soon…

Advance Notice of some Lent occasions for your diary: Shrove Tuesday, 28th February: 12:30 Pancake lunch, Walton Farm – booking essential! Ash Wednesday, 1st March: 08:30 Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes, St Mary’s, Stottesdon – everybody welcome! Lent Bible … Continue reading

Late Again!

Actually, I don’t think I was late with the weekly lectionary last week, because I didn’t manage to get round to it at all. Here is this week’s though, beginning from yesterday, February 20th, with a note that Morning Prayer … Continue reading

Happy Christmas!

Really good celebrations of Christmas around our churches: Christingle at Cleeton at four on Christmas Eve, followed by the Middleton Scriven Carol Service in the kitchen at Manor Farm at six-thirty, and the midnight Holy Communion at Stottesdon. Then, on … Continue reading

Christmas Services

We have five services over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, to which everybody is more than welcome. Christmas Eve: 16:00 (4 pm) Christingle Service at St Mary’s, Cleeton St Mary 18:30 (6:30 pm) Carols and Readings for Christmas at Manor … Continue reading

Coming up this week!

Tuesday 6th December: 19:30 (7:30 pm) Bible Study at the Rectory, Stottesdon: In the beginning – Genesis Friday 9th December: 19:45 (7:45 pm) Bell-ringing practice at St Mary’s, Stottesdon Saturday 10th December: 10:00-12:00 Middleton Scriven Coffee Morning, Old Village Hall, … Continue reading

Ride and Stride

A reminder that Saturday 10th September is the annual Ride and Stride day, supporting the work of the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust. All our churches will be open, with refreshments available, so do drop in and enjoy them. If you … Continue reading

Coming up next week…

Saturday 10th September is full of events in the benefice! As a preliminary, on Friday night, at 8 o’clock, there is Bingo at Silvington and Cleeton Village Hall, proceeds to support Silvington Church. Then, on Saturday itself, Middleton Scriven holds … Continue reading

Chorley Show

Tomorrow afternoon, Saturday 20th August – our local show throughout the afternoon! Lots of entertainment and stalls, so come along and have a great family afternoon out!

Sunday 7th August

Services in the Benefice for the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity are: 09:00 – Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow 18:30 –  Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer at St Mary, Stottesdon Readings for the day are: Genesis 15:1-6 – … Continue reading