OUR WORSHIP

 

On most Sundays we offer worship in all of our twelve parishes. Most parishes have a common service time each week but some parishes vary the service times from week to week, so please check the times detailed on this website if you are planning to attend one of our services. Occasionally (usually, but not exclusively, on the fifth Sunday in a month), we hold joint services where people from a number of parishes in our Deanery meet together to worship.

 

We offer a range of services in our churches, some using formats from the Book of Common Prayer and others based on the more recent Common Worship formats. Wherever you chose to join us, and whatever service is being held when you attend, you can be assured of a warm welcome.

 

 

 

OUR DEANERY

 

Wrockwardine Deanery is a grouping of twelve parishes (thirteen churches) set amongst beautiful countryside in rural Shropshire nestled between Shrewsbury to the west and Telford to the east. Much of the southern and western boundaries of the Deanery follow the River Severn. The Deanery extends through the North Shropshire Plain with the landmark 1,335 ft. hill, the Wrekin, located close to the eastern edge of the Deanery.

 

The Deanery takes its name from the parish of Wrockwardine, near to the market town of Wellington. The Deanery includes large centres of population in the villages of Admaston and Bratton on the north western edge of Telford with the remainder of the Deanery consisting of smaller communities in villages and hamlets.

 

The twelve parishes are Buildwas, Eaton Constantine with Wroxeter, High Ercall, Leighton-under-Wrekin, Longdon-on-Tern, Rodington, Rowton, Uffington, Uppington, Upton Magna, Withington and Wrockwardine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR OUR YOUNGER PEOPLE

 

We hold Praise and Play in Wrockwardine church every Friday morning between 10 and 11.30am (except during school holidays). Rodington Village Hall also hosts Praise and Play on the first Wednesday of each month.

 

We have two Messy Churches meeting around the Deanery - one with a rotation around the villages of High Ercall, Rodington, Longdon upon Tern, Rowton and Ellerdine, and a second around the villages of Uffington, Upton Magna and Withington.

 

Messy Churches will take place at

 

Ellerdine Village Hall on Sunday 20th October at 9.30am,

Upton Magna Village Hall on Sunday 3rd November at 9.30am, and

Longdon upon Tern Village Hall on Sunday 17th November at 9.30am.

 

There will be a Messy Christingle at Holy Trinity Church, Uffington on Sunday 8th December at 9.30am.

 

We hold family fun events around Lent and Pentecost. Local Schools participate in our Easter Experience event.  During the first week of August we hold a family orientated Holiday Club.

 

We have two Open the Book teams in the deanery serving the primary schools of Bratton, High Ercall and Upton Magna. There is a team from outside the deanery who provide Open the Book into Crudgington school. We hope to soon have a team available to provide Open the Book into Buildwas school.

 

We hold a monthly Youth Café in the Deanery. This meets on the second Friday in the month between 7pm and 8.30pm. We play games, have craft activities, support OCC shoebox appeal and sometimes we learn a new skill. We have our café time of hot chocolate and pizzas, chip butties or other delights and finish with a time of worship and reflection. The next Youth Café is at Upton Magna Village Hall on Friday 8th November.

 

NEWS

National Lottery support enables St Lucia’s to team up with the RNIB.

 

St Lucia’s Church, Upton Magna, Shropshire is looking forward to 2019 having received £204,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to begin its urgent repairs in the Spring.

 

Churchwarden, Linda Carding, said “ We are delighted to have received this grant, made possible by National Lottery players, it’s wonderful to know that we will be able to preserve St Lucia’s heritage for future generations, especially after being on the Heritage England “at risk “ register for several years facing the possibility of closure.”

 

This 12th Century church, dedicated to Saint Lucy, the patron saint of light and eyesight has stood at the heart of this rural community for over 1000 years. This project aims to carry out essential structural repairs to the roof, tower and drainage before initiating a wide range of heritage activities.

 

Fabric Fund Co-ordinator Sue Woods added “ We are privileged to be offered the opportunity to work alongside the Royal National Institute of Blind People and their Transcription centre. Tactile diagrammatic maps, books and models along with digital technology will be introduced to share the fascinating story of St Lucy, our rare and ancient bells and the history of this Medieval church to all visitors.”

 

A variety of new and exciting activities are planned involving the local community, plus the pupils of St Lucia’s Primary School will be developing a sensory garden in the churchyard. Headteacher Sarah Woolley said “We are delighted that the school is to be actively involved with this project”.

 

Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury & Atcham added “I am so pleased to hear that the church in Upton Magna has been awarded this  National Lottery support. The church plays an important part within the local community and it is essential that it is repaired and restored to enable it to continue to support the people of the village in a way it has done for many years. I will follow the developing association with St Lucy and the RNIB with interest.”

 

Vanessa Harbar, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands said: “We have been delighted to support St Lucia to carry out urgent repairs and engage new audiences with this much-loved local landmark. Thank you to the National Lottery players who have made it possible.”

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURE EVENTS

 

Events happening in and around our deanery over the next few weeks include:

 

CHESTNUT CLUB at Waters Upton Village Hall at 2pm on Monday 14th October - Quiz by Huw and Angela Roberts

 

WEAR IT PINK charity coffee morning in aid of Breast Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Now and St Lucia’s Church, Upton Magna on Tuesday 15th October from 10.30am until 12.30pm at Upton Magna Village Hall. Refreshments, Pink Raffle, Tombola, Books, Crafts and Plants for Sale. Donations for the raffle, tombola and other stalls can be brought on the day or dropped off at the Parsonage, Upton Magna. You don’t have to dress in Pink but you can if you wish!

 

LUNCH AT THE VICARAGE, High Ercall on Tuesday 15th October at 12.30pm. All proceeds to charity.

 

COMMUNITY LUNCH at Wrockwardine Village Hall on Wednesday 16th October primarily for those in the parish who live on their own. An opportunity to socialise with others from the village and surrounding area. Suggested donation £2. Contact 01952 252078 if you wish to attend.

 

RODI’S CAFÉ on Saturday 19th October at Rodington Village Hall 9.30am-11.30am.

 

HARVEST SUPPER on Saturday 19th October 7:00pm at Eaton Constantine Village Hall. Entertainment by Gabriela, an evening  full

of song, humour and laughter. Fresh local vegetables and Wilja potatoes on sale. Tickets £10, children £2, pay at the door.

Eaton Constantine’s Harvest Festival is on Friday 18th October - see back page.

 

ST LUCIA’S CHURCH, UPTON MAGNA will be holding their first service of 2019 later this month. Following the closures over last winter and during the restoration work, a Harvest Festival service will be held in the church at 6pm on Sunday 27th October. This will be followed by a Harvest Supper at Church Farm. Archdeacon Paul Thomas will be attending the service and a warm welcome will be offered to all attending this “reopening” service.

 

EVERYDAY FAITH? Seven whole days not one in seven. Shropshire Churches Day Conference on Saturday 16th November, 10am - 3.15pm at the Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury. Hosted by the Bishops of Ludlow and Shrewsbury. What did Jesus really mean when he called people to follow him? What might that look like in our own lives, in our churches, and in the wider communities we serve in Shropshire and beyond? Refreshments and Registration from 9.30am. Cost £8 if booked by the end of October, £10 if booked in November. Lunch is available for £5 extra. Book online at www.trinitychurches.org/everyday.

 

FROST FAIR on Saturday 16th November at Wrockwardine Village Hall between 12noon and 4pm. Homemade Soups, Seasonal Cakes, Tea/Coffee/Luxury Hot Chocolate. Stalls include: Seasonal/Christmas Handmade Crafts, Bottle Tombola, Chocolates/Biscuits/Christmas Treats/Sweets Tombola, Cakes, Homemade produce - James, Marmalade etc., Raffle.

 

JUMBLE SALE on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at Buildwas Village Hall from Midday until 4pm. £1 Entrance Fee. Refreshments available. Donations of clothes, bric-a-brac etc. gratefully received. Please call 01952 432497 or 07870 883238 - collection is available. Proceeds to Buildwas Church Funds and the Buildwas Church 300 Restoration Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR TEAM

 

Team Rector and Rural Dean:

Rev Andy Ackroyd

revandy320@btinternet.com

01952-252078

 

Associate Minister:

Rev Christine Tough

christinetough@sky.com

01952-510350

 

Curate:

Rev Lisa Knight

wrockwardinecurate@talktalk.net

07729-621554

 

Deanery Lay Chair:

John Wardle

john@wardle.com

01952-248928

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Vicar:

Rev Suzan Williams

swilliams690@gmail.com

01952-770395

 

Local Lay Mission and Outreach Minister:

Di Woolridge 
missionwrockwardine@gmail.com 
01743-709983

 

Lay Minister:

Rosalie Wheeldon

michael.wheeldon2@btinternet.com

01952-770247

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE TIMES BY DATE

Click on date to view service times

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE TIMES BY CHURCH

Click on parish to view service times

 

  • Sunday 13 October, Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

    Buildwas:

    Eaton Constantine:

    High Ercall:           Leighton:                 Longdon on Tern:

    Rodington:

    Rowton:

    Uffington:

    Uppington:

    Upton Magna:

    Withington:

    Wrockwardine:

    3.00pm

    9.30am

    11.00am

    9.30am

    9.45am

    11.00am

    9.30am

    6.30pm

    9.45am

    9.30am

    9.30am

    8.00am

    11.15am

    Harvest Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Family Communion

    Harvest Festival

    Morning Service

    Family Service
    Holy Communion

    Evening Service

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

  • Friday 18 October

    Eaton Constantine:

     

    7.00pm

    Harvest Festival

  • Sunday 20 October, Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

    Buildwas:

    Eaton Constantine:

    High Ercall:

    Leighton:                 Longdon on Tern:

    Rodington:

    Rowton:

    Uffington:

    Uppington:

    Upton Magna:

    Withington:

    Wrockwardine:

    3.00pm

    9.30am

    11.00am

    11.00am

    9.45am

    11.00am

    9.30am

    9.30am

    9.45am

    9.30am

    6.30pm

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Family Service

    Morning Service

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

    Messy Church at Ellerdine Village Hall

    Morning Worship

    Morning Service

    Family Worship

    Evening Service

    Sung Communion

    Evening Service

  • Sunday 27 October, Last Sunday after Trinity

    Buildwas:

    Eaton Constantine:

    High Ercall:           Leighton:                 Longdon on Tern:

    Rodington:

    Rowton:

    Uffington:

    Uppington:

    Upton Magna:

    Withington:

    Wrockwardine:

    3.00pm

    9.30am

    11.00am

    6.30pm

    9.45am

    11.00am

    3.00pm

    11.00am

    9.45am

    6.00pm

    9.30am

    8.00am

    11.15am

    Evening Service

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Methodist led service
    Family Worship

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Harvest Festival

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

  • Sunday 3 November, Fourth Sunday before Advent

    Buildwas:

    Eaton Constantine:

    High Ercall:

     

    Leighton:                 Longdon on Tern:

    Rodington:

    Rowton:

    Uffington:

    Uppington:

    Upton Magna:

     

    Withington:

    Wrockwardine:

    3.00pm

    9.30am

    8.00am

    11.00am

    11.00am

    9.45am

    11.00am

    6.30pm

    9.30am

    9.45am

    9.30am

    4.00pm

    6.30pm

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    Evening Service

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Methodist Service
    Evening Service

    Morning Worship

    Morning Service

    Messy Church in the Village Hall

    Evening Service

    Evening Service

    Family All Souls Service

    Holy Communion

  • Sunday 10 November, Third Sunday before Advent, Remembrance Sunday

    Buildwas:

    Eaton Constantine:

    High Ercall:           Leighton:                 Longdon on Tern:

    Rodington:

    Rowton:

    Uffington:

    Uppington:

    Upton Magna:

    Withington:

    Wrockwardine:

    3.00pm

    9.30am

    10.50am

    10.50am

    9.45am

    10.50am

    9.30am

    10.50am

    9.45am

    10.50am

    10.50am

    8.00am

    10.50am

    Holy Communion  & Remembrance

    Remembrance Service

    Remembrance Service

    Remembrance Service

    Remembrance Service

    Remembrance Service
    Holy Communion  & Remembrance

    Remembrance Service

    Remembrance Service

    Remembrance Service

    Remembrance Service

    Holy Communion

    Remembrance Service

  • Sunday 17 November, Second Sunday before Advent

    Buildwas:

    Eaton Constantine:

    High Ercall:

    Leighton:                 Longdon on Tern:

    Rodington:

    Rowton:

    Uffington:

    Uppington:

    Upton Magna:

    Withington:

    Wrockwardine:

    3.00pm

    9.30am

    11.00am

    11.00am

    9.45am

    11.00am

    9.30am

    9.30am

    9.45am

    9.30am

    6.30pm

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Family Service

    Morning Service

    Messy Church

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Morning Worship

    Family Service

    Family Holy Communion

    Evening Worship

    Sung Communion

    Evening Service

  • Sunday 24 November, Christ the King

    Buildwas:

    Eaton Constantine:

    High Ercall:           Leighton:                 Longdon on Tern:

    Rodington:

    Rowton:

    Uffington:

    Uppington:

    Upton Magna:

    Withington:

    Wrockwardine:

    3.00pm

    9.30am

    11.00am

    6.30pm

    9.45am

    11.00am

    3.00pm

    11.00am

    9.45am

    4.00pm

    9.30am

    8.00am

    11.15am

    Evening Service

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Evening Service

    Morning Service

    Methodist led service
    Family Worship

    Harvest Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

 

Every Tuesday between 12.00noon and 1.00pm

Individual Prayer and Reflection at Wrockwardine Church

 

Every Wednesday at 10.30am

Holy Communion at Wrockwardine Church

 

  • Buildwas - Holy Trinity Church

    Services at 3.00pm unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 13 October

    Sunday 20 October

    Sunday 27 October

    Sunday 3 November

    Sunday 10 November

    Sunday 17 November

    Sunday 24 November

    Harvest Holy Communion

    Evening Service

    Evening Service

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion & Remembrance

    Evening Service

    Evening Service

  • Eaton Constantine - Church of St Mary the Virgin

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 13 October

    Friday 18 October

    Sunday 20 October

    Sunday 27 October

    Sunday 3 November

    Sunday 10 November

    Sunday 17 November

    Sunday 24 November

    Morning Service

    Harvest Festival (7pm)

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Remembrance

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

  • High Ercall - St Michael and All Angels Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 13 October

    Sunday 20 October

    Sunday 27 October

    Sunday 3 November

     

    Sunday 10 November

    Sunday 17 November

    Sunday 24 November

    Family Communion

    Family Service

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion (8.00am)

    Family Service

    Rememrance (10.50am)

    Family Service

    Morning Service

  • Leighton - St Mary's Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 13 October

    Sunday 20 October

    Sunday 27 October

    Sunday 3 November

    Sunday 10 November

    Sunday 17 November

    Sunday 24 November

    Harvest Festival (9.30am)

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion (6.30pm)

    Holy Communion

    Remembrance (10.50am)

    Morning Service

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

  • Longdon on Tern - St Bartholomew's Church

    Services at 9.45am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 13 October

    Sunday 20 October

    Sunday 27 October

    Sunday 3 November

    Sunday 10 November

    Sunday 17 November

    Sunday 24 November

    Morning Service

    Family Worship

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Remembrance

    Family Worship

    Morning Service

  • Rodington - St George's Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 13 October

    Sunday 20 October

    Sunday 27 October

    Sunday 3 November

    Sunday 10 November

    Sunday 17 November

    Sunday 24 November

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

    Methodist led service

    Methodist led Service

    Remembrance (10.50am)

    Holy Communion

    Methodist led service

  • Rowton - All Hallows Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 13 October

    Sunday 20 October

    Sunday 27 October

    Sunday 3 November

    Sunday 10 November

    Sunday 17 November

    Sunday 24 November

    Holy Communion

    Messy Church in Ellerdine Village Hall

    Family Worship (3.00pm)

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Remembrance

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship (3.00pm)

  • Uffington - Holy Trinity Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 13 October

    Sunday 20 October

    Sunday 27 October

    Sunday 3 November

    Sunday 10 November

    Sunday 17 November

    Sunday 24 November

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Celtic Morning Worship

    Holy Communion (11.00am)

    Morning Worship

    Remembrance (10.50am)

    Morning Worship

    Holy Communion (11.00am)

  • Uppington - Holy Trinity Church

    Services at 9.45am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 13 October

    Sunday 20 October

    Sunday 27 October

    Sunday 3 November

    Sunday 10 November

    Sunday 17 November

    Sunday 24 November

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Remembrance

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

  • Upton Magna - St Lucia's Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 13 October

    Sunday 20 October

    Sunday 27 October

    Sunday 3 November

     

    Sunday 10 November

    Sunday 17 November

    Sunday 24 November

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship

    Harvest Festival (6.00pm)

    Messy Church in the Village Hall

    Evening Service (4.00pm)

    Remembrance

    Family Holy Communion

    Evening Service (4.00pm)

  • Withington - St John the Baptist's Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 13 October

    Sunday 20 October

    Sunday 27 October

    Sunday 3 November

    Sunday 10 November

    Sunday 17 November

    Sunday 24 November

    Family Worship

    Evening Worship (6.30pm)

    Holy Communion

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Remembrance (10.50am)

    Evening Worship (6.30pm)

    Holy Communion

  • Wrockwardine - St Peter's Church

    Sunday 13 October

     

    Sunday 20 October

     

    Sunday 27 October

     

    Sunday 3 November

     

    Sunday 10 November

     

    Sunday 17 November

     

    Sunday 24 November

     

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Sung Communion

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Family All Souls Service

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Remembrance

    Sung Communion

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    8.00am

    11.15am

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    8.00am

    11.15am

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    8.00am

    10.50am

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    8.00am

    11.15am

    Every Tuesday from 12noon - 1pm Private Prayer

    Every Wednesday at 10.30am Holy Communion

 

 

 

BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS

 

 

Baptisms

 

You can be baptised as an infant or an adult. During the service, water is sprinkled on the head of those being baptised. It is a symbolic act which means that the person being baptised has become part of the family of God. Many parents choose to baptise their children in a service that is sometimes called ‘Christening’ to celebrate the new life of their child and commit to raising the child in the Christian faith.

 

Thanksgiving for Children

 

Some parents may not wish to make this commitment at this stage in a child’s life and we also offer a service of thanksgiving following the birth of a child, rather than baptism.

 

If you are interested in being baptised, or having children baptised, please contact a member of our clergy team who can discuss this with you. You will find their contact details here.

 

 

 

Weddings

 

Over 40,000 weddings take place in Church of England parish churches every year. Getting married is a really joyful and exciting time, but it can sometimes be stressful. One of our clergy team can offer you guidance and support not only in planning your wedding day, but also in your married life together.

 

If you’re thinking of getting married in a church, we would love to discuss this with you. Click here to view our team contact information

 

Services of Blessing and Thanksgiving

 

If you choose to get married outside of a church in a civil ceremony, you can still have a service of blessing on your marriage in one of our churches. One of our clergy team will be pleased to help you plan the service and advise what sort of service will suit you best.

 

 

 

Funerals

 

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. The death of a loved one is an extremely sad and difficult time, so our clergy team is available to offer you help and support. You do not need to be a regular church attender to arrange a funeral; everyone is able to organise a funeral service with us, even if you have never gone to church. Please feel free to contact one of our team if you want to discuss funeral arrangements, or for help and support at this difficult time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR CHURCHES

SAFEGUARDING

 

The Parochial Church Councils of each parish in the Wrockwardine Deanery take the safety of everyone who comes to church and any of its activities very seriously. They work to safeguarding guidelines provided by the Church of England, for both vulnerable adults and children. The Church of England policies and further information are available on the Church of England website.

 

Each parish has a Safeguarding Officer who works with the Parochial Church Council to ensure our safeguarding policy and procedures are implemented and regularly reviewed. The policy adopted by each of our parishes will be available here soon..

 

The Safeguarding Lead for the Deanery is Team Rector Andy Ackroyd.

 

You can also contact local authorities and charities if you have a safeguarding concern.  Visit the relevant website listed below

 

              Telford Safeguarding Board

              Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire Board

              Shropshire's Safeguarding Children Board

 

              NSPCC, Help for adults concerned about a child: 0808 800 5000

              Childline: Help for children and young people: 0800 1111

              National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

              Men's Advice Line: 0808 801 0327

              Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141

 

 

 

 

 

WROCKWARDINE DEANERY

Following, Loving, Serving Jesus,
as one church in 18 places

 

 

 

© Wrockwardine Deanery