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

 

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

Rodington Village Hall on Sunday 17th March at 9.30am, and

Upton Magna Village Hall on Sunday 7th April at 9.30am.

 

Messy Easter will be held on Good Friday, 19th April at High Ercall Village Hall at 10am.

 

 

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 February.

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURE EVENTS

 

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

 

RODI’S CAFÉ PANCAKE SPECIAL on Saturday 23rd February at Rodington Village Hall from 9.30am-11.30am. Freshly made pancakes and usual menu available.

 

ALL DAY BREAKFAST at The Mill, High Ercall on Saturday 23rd February from 10am, raising money for St Michael & All Angels’ Church and Severn Hospice.

 

FLICKS IN THE STICKS will be showing “Swimming with Men” at Withington Parish Room on Saturday 23rd February  at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £4.00 Refreshments available.

 

PRAYERS AT ST PETER’S SCHOOL, BRATTON. The school and St. Peter's Church invite members of the community to come into school and pray for their local school and neighbouring community. Tuesday 26th February from 10.00am until 11.30am in the school hall.

 

PRAISE AND PLAY at St Peter’s Church, Wrockwardine on Friday 1st March (and subsequent Fridays during School Terms) from 10am until 11.30am. Songs with actions or percussion, and story time followed by craft activities, refreshments and free play.

 

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER is on Friday 1st March. St. Christopher’s Trust are holding a service at Admaston House Community Centre starting at 2.30pm.  Women of Slovenia, one of the smallest and youngest countries in Europe, have prepared this year's service encouraging reflection on the barriers they have faced since the end of the Second World War when their country was a part of Yugoslavia, a Marxist socialist republic. They share the challenges they have met and the hopes they have for the future. The service is open to anyone who would like to attend. The regular Community Café there will be open as usual during the morning and at lunchtime.

 

FREE COFFEE MORNING at St. Peter’s Church, Wrockwardine on Tuesday 5th March between 10am and 12 noon.

 

PANCAKE PANDEMONIUM. In conjunction with St Christopher’s Trust the Deanery will be holding a pancake event for families on Shrove Tuesday 5th March from 4pm-6pm. If you are willing to help run an activity, help with serving drinks or washing up please contact Di or Andy (contact details opposite). Your help will be much appreciated.

 

FREE COFFEE MORNING at the Parish Room in Withington from 10.30am until noon on Wednesday 6th March.

 

On ASH WEDNESDAY 6th March there will be the regular Wednesday Holy Communion service at St. Peter’s church, Wrockwardine at 10.30am. In addition there will also be a service at St. George's church, Rodington starting at 7pm.

 

HIGH ERCALL W.I. on Wednesday 6th March at 2.30pm at Longdon on Tern Village Hall.

 

ELLERDINE W.I. on Thursday 7th March at Ellerdine Village Hall at 7.30pm.

 

CHESTNUT CLUB at 2pm on Monday 11th March at Waters Upton Village Hall: “The Tudor Housewife” by Valerie Campbell.

 

LUNCH AT THE VICARAGE, High Ercall on Tuesday 12th March at 12.30pm

 

GATHERED COMMUNION at 16 Talbot Fields, High Ercall on Thursday 14th March at 3.30pm.

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR TEAM

 

Team Rector and Rural Dean:

Rev Andy Ackroyd

revandy320@btinternet.com

01952-252078

 

Associate Minister:

Rev Peter Shaw 
pandsjshaw@clara.co.uk
01952-510304

 

Curate:

Rev Lisa Knight

wrockwardinecurate@talktalk.net

07729-621554

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Vicar:

Rev Suzan Williams

swilliams690@gmail.com

01952-770395

 

Local Lay Mission and Outreach Minister:

Di Woolridge 
missionwrockwardine@gmail.com 
01743-709983

 

Deanery Lay Chair:

John Wardle

john@wardle.com

01952-248928

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE TIMES BY DATE

Click on date to view service times

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE TIMES BY CHURCH

Click on parish to view service times

  • Sunday 24 February, Second Sunday before Lent

    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

    Family Worship

    Evening Worship

    Morning Worship

    Methodist Service

    Family Worship

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

  • Sunday 3 March, Sunday next before Lent

    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

    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 Worship

    Messy Church

    Evening Service

    Family Worship

    Holy Communion

  • Wednesday 6 March, Ash Wednesday

    Rodington:

    Wrockwardine:

    7.00pm

    10.30am

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

  • Sunday 10 March, First Sunday of Lent

    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

    6.30pm

    9.45am

    9.30am

    9.30am

    8.00am

    11.15am

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Family Communion

    Family Worship

    Morning Service

    Family Service

    Morning Service

    Evening Prayer

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

  • Sunday 17 March, Second Sunday of Lent

    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

    9.30am

    9.30am

    9.30am

    9.45am

    9.30am

    6.30pm

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    BCP Morning Prayer

    Morning Service

    Family Worship

    Messy Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship

    Family Worship

    Family Worship

    Evening Service

    Sung Communion

    Evening Prayer

  • Sunday 24 March, Third Sunday of Lent

    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

    Family Worship

    Evening Worship

    Morning Worship

    Methodist Service

    Family Worship

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

  • Sunday 31 March, Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday

    Buildwas:

    Eaton Constantine:

    High Ercall:

    Leighton:                 Longdon on Tern:

    Rodington:

    Rowton:

    Uffington:

    Uppington:

    Upton Magna:

    Withington:

    Wrockwardine:

     

    9.30am

    11.00am

    11.00am

     

     

     

    9.30am

     

    9.30am

     

    11.15am

    joint at Leighton at 11.00am

    Family Worship

    Family Worship

    Family Communion

    Family Worship

    joint at High Ercall at 11.00am
    joint at Longdon at 9.45am

    Family Worship

    joint at Eaton Constantine at 9.30am

    Family Worship

    joint at Uffington at 9.30am
    Family Worship

 

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 24 February

    Sunday 3 March

    Sunday 10 March

    Sunday 17 March

    Sunday 24 March

    Sunday 31 March

    Evening Service

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Evening Service

    Evening Service

    joint at Leighton at 11.00am

  • Eaton Constantine - Church of St Mary the Virgin

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 24 February

    Sunday 3 March

    Sunday 10 March

    Sunday 17 March

    Sunday 24 March

    Sunday 31 March

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Family Worship

  • High Ercall - St Michael and All Angels Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 24 February

    Sunday 3 March

     

    Sunday 10 March

    Sunday 17 March

    Sunday 24 March

    Sunday 31 March

    Family Worship

    Holy Communion (8.00am)

    Family Service

    Family Communion

    BCP Morning Prayer

    Family Worship

    Family Worship

  • Leighton - St Mary's Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 24 February

    Sunday 3 March

    Sunday 10 March

    Sunday 17 March

    Sunday 24 March

    Sunday 31 March

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship

    Morning Service

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Family Communion

  • Longdon on Tern - St Bartholomew's Church

    Services at 9.45am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 24 February

    Sunday 3 March

    Sunday 10 March

    Sunday 17 March

    Sunday 24 March

    Sunday 31 March

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Family Service

    Morning Service

    Family Worship

  • Rodington - St George's Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 24 February

    Sunday 3 March

    Wednesday 6 March

    Sunday 10 March

    Sunday 17 March

    Sunday 24 March

    Sunday 31 March

    Methodist Led Service

    Methodist Led Service

    Holy Communion (7.00pm)

    Family Worship

    Messy Holy Communion (9.30am)

    Methodist Led Service

    joint at High Ercall at 11.00am

  • Rowton - All Hallows Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 24 February

    Sunday 3 March

    Sunday 10 March

    Sunday 17 March

    Sunday 24 March

    Sunday 31 March

    Family Worship (3.00pm)

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship (3.00pm)

    joint at Longdon at 9.45am

  • Uffington - Holy Trinity Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 24 February

    Sunday 3 March

    Sunday 10 March

    Sunday 17 March

    Sunday 24 March

    Sunday 31 March

    Holy Communion (11.00am)

    Morning Service

    Evening Prayer (6.30pm)

    Family Worship

    Holy Communion (11.00am)

    Family Worship

  • Uppington - Holy Trinity Church

    Services at 9.45am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 24 February

    Sunday 3 March

    Sunday 10 March

    Sunday 17 March

    Sunday 24 March

    Sunday 31 March

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

    joint at Eaton Constantine at 9.30am

  • Upton Magna - St Lucia's Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 24 February

    Sunday 3 March

    Sunday 10 March

    Sunday 17 March

    Sunday 24 March

    Sunday 31 March

    Evening Service (4.00pm)

    Messy Church

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship

    Evening Service (4.00pm)

    Family Worship

  • Withington - St John the Baptist's Church

    Services at 6.30pm unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 24 February

    Sunday 3 March

    Sunday 10 March

    Sunday 17 March

    Sunday 24 March

    Sunday 31 March

    Holy Communion

    Evening Service

    Family Worship (9.30am)

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion (9.30am)

    joint at Uffington at 9.30am

  • Wrockwardine - St Peter's Church

    Sunday 24 February

     

    Sunday 3 March

     

    Sunday 10 March

     

    Sunday 17 March

     

    Sunday 24 March

     

    Sunday 31 March

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Sung Communion

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Family Worship

    8.00am

    11.15am

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    8.00am

    11.15am

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    8.00am

    11.15am

    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

WROCKWARDINE DEANERY

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

 

 

 

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