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

 

Uffington Village Hall on Sunday 1st September at 9.30am,

High Ercall Village Hall on SUnday 15th September at 9.30am,

Withington Parish Room on Sunday 6th October at 9.30am and

Ellerdine Village Hall on Sunday 20th October 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 13th September.

 

 

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:

 

RODINGTON CHURCH opens its doors offering free refreshments and convivial chat on Wednesday 28th August, 10.15am - 12noon.  All welcome!

 

FOOD AND FUN DAY at High Ercall Village Hall on Saturday 31st August from 12noon until 11pm. The very best of local food producers come together to share their produce and skill. Live butchery tutorials and a fabulous BBQ. Kids activities include a bouncy castle, face painting and traditional fete games. Free admission.

 

COFFEE MORNINGS during the first week of September include Eaton Constantine Village Hall on Monday 2nd, 10am - 12noon; at St Peter’s Church, Wrockwardine on Tuesday 3rd, 10am - 12noon, and in the Parish Room at Withington on Wednesday 4th, 10.30am - 12noon.

 

COMMISSIONING AND LICENSING SERVICE for Readers, Authorised Lay Ministers and Lay Funeral Ministers will take place at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday 7th September at 2pm. Rhys Morris will be commissioned and licensed as a Reader at this service.

 

RODFEST at Rodington Village Hall and playing field on Saturday 7th September between 3pm and 9pm. Live music from Jake Nelson, Jess Beckett, The Wanted, plus rock and classics performers. Variety of stalls, Bouncy castle, Face painting, Performance characters, Tombola/raffle, Barbecue and Hog Roast. Beer, wine, soft drinks, teas and scones. Free entry. Supporting TACT (Telford After Care Team - a mental health recovery charity) and St George’s Church, Rodington.

 

UPTON MAGNA PRODUCE AND CRAFT SHOW will be held on Sunday 8th September. Entries: 3.00 - 5.00pm on the day, Judging follows between 5.00 and 6.00pm. Tea, coffee and cakes available. The Village Hall will be open for the Harvest Auction and Shared Supper from 6.30pm. Everyone welcome. Entry forms from the Village Shop, or cut out from “Community News”. Proceeds to St Lucia’s Church.

 

CHESTNUT CLUB “My sail in the tall ships race around the world” by Alison Ryan on Monday 9th September at 2pm at Waters Upton Village Hall.

 

RIDE + STRIDE takes place on Saturday 14th September, raising money to help repair churches and chapels of architectural merit across the  county. The event organisers hope to have over 250 churches and chapels open on the day. Shropshire has a wealth of churches and chapels -  Refreshments offered: many do, toilet available: many don’t, a welcome: hopefully, interesting features: always! If you are planning to take part please get sponsorship - the money raised goes towards your church and the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust on a 50/50 basis. The Trust gives grant aid to churches of all denominations and  architectural interests that are in need of repair. Last year Shropshire raised £31,252. So join in and enjoy your day, on foot, on bike and even in your car. If you aren’t up to a hike fill your car with friends and explore lovely Shropshire.

 

UNDER THE WREKIN MAGAZINE. The local bi-monthly magazine covering Buildwas, Eaton Constantine and Leighton has not been published since the April / May 2019 edition. Local residents indicate a desire and need for the magazine to continue. A meeting has been arranged for Monday 16th September at 7.30pm in Eaton Constantine Village Hall. Organisers invite as many people as possible to come along and find out more and offer to help, and bring any ideas they may have about the development of the magazine. It is planned to publish the December / January edition of the magazine, but need people to help out with this. Roles include Editor, Treasurer, Advertising / marketing, Distribution, Article Writing and Finance raising finance.

 

AFTERNOON TEA raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association on Saturday 28th September at Rodington Village Hall from 2pm to 5pm. The £10 ticket price also includes a choice of a glass of Prosecco or non alcoholic drink. Musical entertainment by Andrew Crabtree and popular local band Blue-zone.

 

LEIGHTON BALL takes place at Morrells Wood Farm on Saturday 5th October from 7pm. Tickets costs £50 per person and include a glass of bubbly on arrival and a three course dinner with coffee. The band “All Fired Up” and Steve the mobile DJ will provide the entertainment. Licensed Bar. Dress: Black Tie. For more information or to reserve tickets contact Derek or Sue on 07866 402191/ 07970 489288 / derek@morrellswoodfarm.co.uk. Proceeds from the event will support St. Mary’s Church, Leighton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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SERVICE TIMES BY CHURCH

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  • Sunday 25 August, Tenth 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

    6.30pm

    9.30am

    8.00am

    11.15am

    Evening Service

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Evening Service

    Morning Service

    Methodist led service
    Family Worship

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

  • Sunday 1 September, Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

    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

    9.30am

    9.45am

    9.30am

    6.30pm

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    Evening Service

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Methodist led service
    Evening Service

    Morning Worship

    Messy Church in the Village Hall

    Morning Service

    Morning Worship

    Evening Service

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

  • Sunday 8 September, Twelfth 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

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Family Communion

    Family Worship

    Morning Service

    Family Service
    Morning Service

    Evening Service

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

  • Sunday 15 September, Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

    Buildwas:

    Eaton Constantine:

    High Ercall:

     

    Leighton:                 Longdon on Tern:

    Rodington:

    Rowton:

    Uffington:

    Uppington:

    Upton Magna:

    Withington:

    Wrockwardine:

    3.00pm

    9.30am

    9.30am

    11.00am

    11.00am

    9.45am

    11.00am

    9.30am

    9.30am

    9.45am

    9.30am

    4.00pm

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Messy Church in the Village Hall

    Family Service

    Morning Service

    Family Worship

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Celtic Morning Worship

    Morning Service

    Family Worship

    Harvest Festival

    Sung Communion

    Evening Service

  • Sunday 22 September, Fourteenth 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

    6.30pm

    9.30am

    8.00am

    11.15am

    Evening Service

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Evening Service

    Harvest Festival

    Methodist led service
    Family Worship

    Harvest Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

  • Sunday 29 September, Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, St Michael & All Angels

    High Ercall:

    Uppington:

    10.30am

    4.00pm

    Deanery Family Harvest

    Holy Communion

 

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 25 August

    Sunday 1 September

    Sunday 8 September

    Sunday 15 September

    Sunday 22 September

    Sunday 29 September

    Evening Service

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Evening Service

    Evening Service

    Deanery Family Harvest,
    10.30am at High Ercall

  • Eaton Constantine - Church of St Mary the Virgin

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 25 August

    Sunday 1 September

    Sunday 8 September

    Sunday 15 September

    Sunday 22 September

    Sunday 29 September

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Deanery Family Harvest,
    10.30am at High Ercall

  • High Ercall - St Michael and All Angels Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 25 August

    Sunday 1 September

     

    Sunday 8 September

    Sunday 15 September

    Sunday 22 September

    Sunday 29 September

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion (8.00am)

    Family Service

    Family Communion

    Family Service

    Morning Service

    Deanery Family Harvest, 10.30am

  • Leighton - St Mary's Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 25 August

    Sunday 1 September

    Sunday 8 September

    Sunday 15 September

    Sunday 22 September

    Sunday 29 September

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship (9.30am)

    Morning Service

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Deanery Family Harvest,
    10.30am at High Ercall

  • Longdon on Tern - St Bartholomew's Church

    Services at 9.45am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 25 August

    Sunday 1 September

    Sunday 8 September

    Sunday 15 September

    Sunday 22 September

    Sunday 29 September

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Family Worship

    Morning Service

    Deanery Family Harvest,
    10.30am at High Ercall

  • Rodington - St George's Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 25 August

    Sunday 1 September

    Sunday 8 September

    Sunday 15 September

    Sunday 22 September

    Sunday 29 September

    Methodist led service

    Methodist led service

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

    Methodist led service

    Deanery Family Harvest,
    10.30am at High Ercall

  • Rowton - All Hallows Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 25 August

    Sunday 1 September

    Sunday 8 September

    Sunday 15 September

    Sunday 22 September

    Sunday 29 September

    Family Worship (3.00pm)

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship (3.00pm)

    Deanery Family Harvest,
    10.30am at High Ercall

  • Uffington - Holy Trinity Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 25 August

    Sunday 1 September

    Sunday 8 September

    Sunday 15 September

    Sunday 22 September

    Sunday 29 September

    Holy Communion (11.00am)

    Morning Worship

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Celtic Morning Worship

    Harvest Holy Communion (11.00am)

    Deanery Family Harvest,
    10.30am at High Ercall

  • Uppington - Holy Trinity Church

    Services at 9.45am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 25 August

    Sunday 1 September

    Sunday 8 September

    Sunday 15 September

    Sunday 22 September

    Sunday 29 September

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

    Deanery Family Harvest,
    at High Ercall 10.30am

    Holy Communion (4pm)

  • Upton Magna - St Lucia's Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 25 August

    Sunday 1 September

    Sunday 8 September

    Sunday 15 September

    Sunday 22 September

    Sunday 29 September

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Morning Worship

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Deanery Family Harvest,
    10.30am at High Ercall

  • Withington - St John the Baptist's Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 25 August

    Sunday 1 September

    Sunday 8 September

    Sunday 15 September

    Sunday 22 September

    Sunday 29 September

    Holy Communion

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Family Worship

    Harvest Festival (4.00pm)

    Holy Communion

    Deanery Family Harvest,
    10.30am at High Ercall

  • Wrockwardine - St Peter's Church

    Sunday 25 August

     

    Sunday 1 September

     

    Sunday 8 September

     

    Sunday 15 September

     

    Sunday 22 September

     

    Sunday 29 September

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Sung Communion

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Deanery Family Harvest,
    10.30am at High Ercall

     

    8.00am

    11.15am

    11.15am

    6.30pm

    8.00am

    11.15am

    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