About us

Thanks from Malcolm and Sue

We are now back from honeymoon and settling into married life in Barford. The wedding went really well. It was so nice to be able to share it with family and friends and the sun even shone on us at the appropriate points!


We were both moved by the wonderful send-off you gave us at the end of July and the very generous gift. We intend to purchase a painting of Shrewsbury with the money which will have pride of place in our home and serve as a reminder of the many fond memories we have of our time amongst you.


We will come back to Shrewsbury from time to time so you might see us at the occasional service.


You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.


October:                                                                                           Harvest Suppers/Lunch

Fitz – Friday 5th October, evening; Leaton - Monday 8th October, evening; Shrawardine & Montford - Sunday 14th October, lunch. Look out for details of times and how to buy tickets in each church and parish magazines.

October                                                                                                 Loop Prayer Meeting

For details of the next meeting, please contact Robin Oake on 01743 850421.

11th October                                                                                    Bicton Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning – Thursday 11th October 2018 in the church – 10.30 am. In aid of church funds.

12th October                                                                    Messy Church – Bomere Heath

Friday, 12th at the Mission Church, Bomere Heath from 3.15 to 5.15pm.

13th October                                                                                    Messy Church – Bicton

Saturday, 13th October at Bicton Village Hall from 3.00 to 5.00pm.

14th – 28th October                                                                       Annual Charity Appeal

Our charity appeal this year will run from Sunday, 14th October to Sunday, 28th October. During that time please could donations of good quality coats, boots, bags and shoes be left at the back of whichever church you regularly worship in for collection at the close of the appeal. The Severn Hospice are very grateful to have been chosen this year and would like to thank everyone for their donations.

16th October                                                                                                     Filling Station

Tuesday 16th October, 7.30pm at Knockin Assembly Room. Cakes and coffee, informal worship, testimony, speaker and prayer ministry. This month’s speaker is Tim Storey, from Telford central parish.

20th October                                                                                                        Training Day

There is a training day entitled “God's Purposes in Later Life” to be held at St George of Cappadocia, St George St, Shrewsbury on 20th October, 10.00am –1.00pm . £10 booking fee; e-mail conference@pilgrimsfriend.org.uk.

31st October                                                                                             Stepping Out Café

Come and join us at Bomere Heath Mission Church on the last Wednesday of every month from 2.30pm to around 4.00pm for free tea, free cake and good company.

14th November                                                                            Shropshire Area Lecture

Are there ancient places draining our resources and energies so that they are blocking our freedom to proclaim the Gospel? Should we be able to step away from them and travel much more lightly?  Or is there some way of seeing our buildings as a positive asset to mission? This year’s lecturer is Becky Clark, Director of Churches, and Cathedrals for the Church of England. She has chosen the title:  Buildings for Mission – What Future for Church Buildings?

The morning begins with coffee from 9.30am. Becky’s lecture takes us from 10.00am to 11.00am followed by a coffee break.  11.30am to 12.30pm will be a time for questions and discussion.  There will then be a light lunch.

The lecture, which takes place at Christ Church, Glebe Hill, Bayston Hill, is open to all but MUST be pre-booked. If you would like to attend, please let Mary-Lou know by 25th October at the latest, and indicate whether you will be staying for lunch.

25th November                                                                                           Men’s Breakfast

Advance notice: We will be at the Four Crosses Inn, Bicton, on Saturday 25th November at 8.30am – Speaker David O'Brien “What a Past!” Cost still £8!

Another ‘thank you’

A big thank you to all who supported the jewellery party back in July! It was a wonderful afternoon, and we are particularly grateful to Dawn and Neil Baly who hosted us so brilliantly. To find out more about how Elise and Jon Fletcher are getting on in Thailand, go to: https://jonandelisefletcher.com/latest-blog/


If you have any church-related announcements to go in the next or future editions of Loop, please send them to me before the third Sunday in the month prior to publication month. Thank you.

Gillian Steedman, gillian.steedman@gmail.com, 01743 850027.

 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 236517) for details.