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The last Wednesday of each month from 2.30-4pm.  Come to the Mission Church,Bomere Heath for free tea and cake and good company - 31 January ans 28 February.

Footsteps Ladies' Lunch

Saturday 24th February at The Four Crosses, Bicton.  The speaker is Pauline Mack, Yellow Ribbon Community Chaplaincy, which provides support for people on release from prison in Staffordshire, West Midlands, Shropshire and Worcester, through one to one mentoring, guidance and practical help. Yellow Ribbon works with people seeking change in their lives so that they do not return to prison.

Talk at 12 noon, followed by lunch.  £6.95 for main course or £9.95 for 2 courses.   Call Philippa 01939 291352/07871 865253 for menu choices and to reserve your place.  Pay on the day.

Bicton Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning in Church, 8th February, 10.30 am.

Fun Quiz

There is a fun quiz and supper on Friday 9th February in the Mission Church in Bomere Heath.  Tables of 4 or 5 people.  Tickets at £5.00 from Stella, 01939 290485 or Pat, 01939 290637.

And Another Quiz

Also on Friday 9th February, 7.00 for 7.30 pm Fitz Church has a quiz in the Village Hall.  Two course supper.  Tickets at £10.00 from Dawn Baly (01743 850295) or Avril Stephens (01743 850262)



Ash Wednesday - 14th February

Holy Communion with the imposition of ashes for those who would like to receive it is at 11.30 am at Bicton Church.  The service is followed by a soup and cake lunch in the church.

Holy Communion is at 6.30 pm at Bomere Heath Methodist Church.

Lent Courses

‘Steps In Discipleship’ is a 41-page colour booklet written by Archdeacon of Salop Paul Thomas and Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield.  The five sessions connect with an aspect of St Chad's life and explore its relevance in today's world.  Choose which sessions you will attend:  Both start on 21st February.

On Wednesday mornings, 10.30 to 12.00 at Bicton Rectory.

Contact Hannah on 07736 012011.

On Wednesday afternoons, 2.30 to 4.00 at the Vicarage in Bomere Heath. 

Contact Robert on 01939 291494.


Friday evenings at 7.30: a short talk based on the Narnia stories by C S Lewis followed by the ancient monastic late evening service of Compline.

16th February at the Mission Church - The Magician’s Nephew - Great new World; things go wrong.

23rd February at Albrighton -    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Temptation.

2nd March at Shrawardine -    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Forgiveness.

9th March at Bicton -    The Last Battle - The Last Judgement.

16th March at Fitz -    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - The Hope of Glory.

23rd March at Montford -    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Atonement.

Quiet Day - The Power of the Cross

Tuesday 20th March, 10.00 am to 2.30 pm at St  Chad’s Church, Boningale, near Junction 3 of the M54.  £6.00 includes light lunch. Contact Hannah to book your place: revhannahlins@gmail.com

Lent Lunches

 Ash Wednesday, after the 11.30 service at Bicton Church.

Friday 9th March at Fox Hollow, Shrawardine by kind invitation of Robin and Julie Pocock.  Homemade soup, homemade bread and fresh fruit. 12 noon to 1.30 p.m.  Donations to the Bishop's Lent Appeal.

There may well be more!  Listen to notices in church.


J S Bach - Mass in B Minor

The Phoenix Singers perform this sublime musical work on Saturday 3rd March at 7.30 pm at Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace. It breathes new life into the familiar words that we use week by week in the Communion service.  Tickets are £14.00 (children free). 

Robert offers a preparatory evening to suggest some of the things to listen for on Monday 26th February at 7.30 pm at the Vicarage in Bomere Heath.  Let Robert know if you would like to be there.

Women’s World Day of Prayer

The ecumenical service is at the Mission Church on Friday 2nd March at 2.30 p.m.  It has been prepared this year by the women of Suriname, with the theme "All God's Creation is Very Good!"  Everyone is welcome including men.  Refreshments afterwards.

Come follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad

The Bishop of Lichfield’s call to us all contains three themes of evangelism, vocation and discipleship. 

In the Severn Loop we have been working out how to develop them in our communities.

Churchwardens have identified several things to inspire our church life in the coming months. For example there is to be Quiet Day on Tuesday 20th March.

At our United Fifth Sunday Service on 29th April we welcome The Revd George Fisher.  There will be lunch and an afternoon programme focusing on our God-given gifts.

Looking ahead


We begin Lent on Ash Wednesday, 14th February, with a Communion service at Bicton Church at 11.30 am.  There will be a light lunch to follow - soup and cake.  There may be an ecumenical service later in the day in Bomere Heath.

Keep your ear to the ground to find out about Lent Groups, weekly compline, and Holy Week events.

St Chad

Bishop Michael enjoys walking, as our first Bishop, St Chad did.  He is planning to walk from Shrewsbury to Lichfield in the week leading up to St Chad’s Day, 2nd March.  You will have the opportunity to take part in some of the journey.  He has asked curates to join him for the whole event.

The annual diocesan service celebrating St Chad is at the Cathedral on Saturday morning, 3rd March.

Quiet Day

A Date for your Diary in Lent next year!   Tuesday 20th March at St Chad’s, Boningale, near M54 Junction 3.  The theme is The Power of the Cross.  Please keep the date free!  More details after Christmas.

Prayer Shawls

If anyone needs a knitting project, we could do with a few more prayer shawls.  Ask Mary-Lou (01743 851375) or Joyce Jagger (01743 2365170) for details.