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 7th July at 9.30am,

Rodington Village Hall on Sunday 21st July at 9.30am, and

Uffington Village Hall on Sunday 1st September 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. This year's "Treasure Seekers" all age holiday club is being held on Tuesday 30th July - Thursday 1st August  from 10am - 1pm each day at Rodington Village Hall. If you have any of the following that we could use at the all age holiday club, it would be helpful if you would put them to one side for the time being: Shells, Old maps; square tiles; Clean foil milk bottle tops; Empty CD cases; Inflatable palm trees, parrots, flamingos...; Broken costume jewellery or beads; Shoe boxes with separate lids; Long cardboard tubes from cling film, kitchen foil (or longer). Places at the holiday club are limited - contact Di for a booking form 01743 709983

 

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 12th July.

 

 

NEWS

 

New member of the Team Ministry

 

REV CHRISTINE TOUGH has been appointed to join our team in Wrockwardine Deanery. She will be moving in late July with her husband Jim, and will be living at Eaton Constantine Vicarage. Her licensing and start date will be advised in due course, as will the three parishes she will be pastorally responsible for. Please pray for Chris and Jim as they join us in our ministry and our mission here in Wrockwardine Deanery.

 

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:

 

BUILDWAS SUMMER FETE will be held on Saturday 6th July  between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on the field behind Buildwas Church - in aid of Buildwas Church & Village Hall. Fencing, Cheerleading and Army Cadet displays. Bouncy castle. Live music. Refreshments. Tombola, Bric-a-Brac, Plant and Book stalls. Flower arranging, Colouring and Best Dressed Welly competitions with great prizes! For more details, visit the 'Events' section of the www.buildwaschurchrestoration.org website.

 

CHESTNUT CLUB at Waters Upton Village Hall on Monday 8th July at 2pm . Strawberry Cream Tea and Raffle £4 per person “My life in Show Business” by Angie Astell.

 

LUNCH AT HIGH ERCALL VICARAGE, Tuesday 9th July at 12.30pm.

 

PRAISE AND PLAY at St Peter’s Church, Wrockwardine on Friday 12th July (and subsequent Fridays during School Terms) from 10am until 11.30am, for under 5s and their parents, grandparents or carers.

 

JIGSAW SOUND (a large, mixed voice, adult choir) will be performing in St Mary’s Church, Eaton Constantine on Saturday 13th July at 3pm. The concert will be followed by a Hog Roast. Admission is £10 for Adults, £5 for Children. Proceeds to St Mary’s church funds and Shrewsbury Street Pastors.

 

UPTON MAGNA FETE AND DOG SHOW on Sunday 14th July between 11am and 4pm. This year’s attractions include the talented Shropshire Strummers - a local ukulele band, a dog agility performance by Roann’s Dog Therapy team, belly dancers and a parade by the Shropshire Beagles. The popular dog show, starting at 12noon, has several classes to appeal to both the serious breeder and those wanting some light-hearted fun with their family pets. There will also be a bar, BBQ and other refreshments.

 

RODI’S BIG BREAKFAST. The café team will be offering a mouth-watering menu on Saturday 20th July from 9.30am until 11.30am at Rodington Village Hall.

 

DRAWING AND PAINTING IN THE GARDEN of Mary Jones and Celia Johnson. They invite you for drinks, lunch and tuition. Choose either Saturday 20th or Saturday 27th July, 10am - 4pm cost £20. Proceeds to St Bartholomew's Church.  For more details or to book - phone Mary on 01952 261431

 

WITHINGTON’S SCARECROW TRAIL event is being held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July between 10am and 4pm. Refreshments available include Bacon/Sausage Baps each morning, plus Tea, Coffee and Cakes all day. Park on the Village Green. The trail map and voting papers cost £2 with proceeds for the benefit of St John the Baptist’s church.

 

ADMASTON FUN WEEK which is running from the Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th July is a community outreach project. Its main focus is a holiday club that runs during the mornings for children of primary school age. In the evenings there is a range of different events for both families and teenagers. The week is organised by St Christopher's Trust with support from several local churches. More information at admastonfunweek.org.uk

 

TREASURE SEEKERS ALL AGE HOLIDAY CLUB is being held on Tuesday 30th July - Thursday 1st August  from 10am - 1pm each day at Rodington Village Hall - see above (click here)

 

The LICENSING of Chris Tough will take place during a service at St Mary’s Church, Leighton on Tuesday 20th August at 7pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR TEAM

 

Team Rector and Rural Dean:

Rev Andy Ackroyd

revandy320@btinternet.com

01952-252078

 

Local Lay Mission and Outreach Minister:

Di Woolridge 
missionwrockwardine@gmail.com 
01743-709983

 

Lay Minister:

Rosalie Wheeldon

michael.wheeldon2@btinternet.com

01952-770247

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Vicar:

Rev Suzan Williams

swilliams690@gmail.com

01952-770395

 

Curate:

Rev Lisa Knight

wrockwardinecurate@talktalk.net

07729-621554

 

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 7 July, Third 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

    9.45am

    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

    Morning Service

    Messy Church

    Evening Service

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

  • Sunday 14 July, Fourth 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 21 July, Fifth 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 Worship

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Celtic Morning Worship

    Family Service

    Family Worship

    Evening Service

    Sung Communion

    Songs of Praise

  • Sunday 28 July, Sixth 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

 

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 7 July

    Sunday 14 July

    Sunday 21 July

    Sunday 28 July

    Evening Service

    Holy Communion

    Evening Service

    Evening Service

  • Eaton Constantine - Church of St Mary the Virgin

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 7 July

    Sunday 14 July

    Sunday 21 July

    Sunday 28 July

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

  • High Ercall - St Michael and All Angels Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 7 July

     

    Sunday 14 July

    Sunday 21 July

    Sunday 28 July

    Holy Communion (8.00am)

    Family Service

    Family Communion

    Family Service

    Morning Service

  • Leighton - St Mary's Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 7 July

    Sunday 14 July

    Sunday 21 July

    Sunday 28 July

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship (9.30am)

    Morning Service

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

  • Longdon on Tern - St Bartholomew's Church

    Services at 9.45am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 7 July

    Sunday 14 July

    Sunday 21 July

    Sunday 28 July

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Family Service

    Morning Service

  • Rodington - St George's Church

    Services at 11.00am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 7 July

    Sunday 14 July

    Sunday 21 July

     

    Sunday 28 July

    Methodist led service

    Family Service

    Messy Church (9.30am)

    Holy Communion

    Methodist led service

  • Rowton - All Hallows Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 7 July

    Sunday 14 July

    Sunday 21 July

    Sunday 28 July

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Morning Service

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship (3.00pm)

  • Uffington - Holy Trinity Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 7 July

    Sunday 14 July

    Sunday 21 July

    Sunday 28 July

    Morning Worship

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Morning Worship

    Holy Communion (11.00am)

  • Uppington - Holy Trinity Church

    Services at 9.45am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 7 July

    Sunday 14 July

    Sunday 21 July

    Sunday 28 July

    Morning Service

    Morning Service

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

  • Upton Magna - St Lucia's Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 7 July

    Sunday 14 July

    Sunday 21 July

    Sunday 28 July

    Messy Church

    Holy Communion

    Family Worship

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

  • Withington - St John the Baptist's Church

    Services at 9.30am unless otherwise stated

    Sunday 7 July

    Sunday 14 July

    Sunday 21 July

    Sunday 28 July

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Family Worship

    Evening Service (6.30pm)

    Holy Communion

  • Wrockwardine - St Peter's Church

    Sunday 7 July

     

    Sunday 14 July

     

    Sunday 21 July

     

    Sunday 28 July

     

    Family Service

    Holy Communion

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    Sung Communion

    Songs of Praise

    Holy Communion

    Morning Service

    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

 

 

 

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