The United Benefice of Wrenbury with Baddiley and Burleydam
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All our services and other events are listed on the Calendar page but below are the Sunday services for the coming week.
Fourth Sunday after Trinity
|11.00||Baddiley||Morning Prayer from the
Book of Common Prayer
For all other services, see our calendar
Stitches and Stems Festival
8th 9th 10th July 2017
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 1pm to 5pm
Monday 10am to 5pm
– Come and see what happened when a whole community got knitted!!
A great day out for all the family
Something very exciting is happening in July this year that we thought you would want to know about. It’s called a Stitches and Stems festival and it has to be seen to be believed!
On Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th and Monday 10th July, six churches will each be displaying a wonderful tableau telling a bible story. There will be The Nativity, Cast your net on the other side of the boat, Joseph and his Multi-coloured Coat, The Last Supper, Moses in the Bulrushes and Noah’s Ark.
What makes this event so remarkable is the fact that all the figures are life sized and have each been made from four inch knitted squares – thousands and thousands of them. The whole community; from school children to grannies (and granddads), Brownies and Guides to older People in sheltered accommodation, Police Officers to Publicans, Farmers to Family Practitioners, anyone and everyone has lent a hand to put on these amazing displays.
The churches (which will also be decorated with flowers) are open on Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 5 pm and Monday 10am to 5pm and you can purchase a passport on the door of any of the churches during the festival for just £6. This gives you the whole weekend to visit each church – or you can see them all in one day; the choice is yours.
The cost is only £6 per person, and, if you wish to make a group booking for Monday 10th then a Monday Passport will cost just £18 and admit 4 adults.
Those of you with children may wish to take advantage of the free children’s activities which are available in all the churches on Saturday and Sunday (there is no admission charge for children of primary school age).
If you fancy a bite to eat whilst you are touring the churches, you will find refreshments for sale in each of them. Every church has something different on offer from hot dogs to home-made cake. Full details and prices are printed on the passports.
The churches involved are (in alphabetical order)
Aston – CW5 8DQ – (Noah’s Ark)
Baddiley – CW5 8BS (Joseph and his amazing technicolour Dreamcoat)
Broomhall and Sound – CW5 8BG (Moses in the bulrushes)
Burleydam – SY13 4AT (the Nativity) – please don’t worry about the different postcode; we are right on the border of Cheshire/Shropshire here.
Ravensmoor – CW5 8PX (The Last Supper)
Wrenbury – CW5 8EY (Cast your net on the other side of the boat)
Our United Benefice covers the three churches of St Margaret's (Wrenbury), St Michael's (Baddiley) and St Mary & St Michael's (Burleydam).
We share a vicar and a ministry team that includes Rev.Ruth (Retired Clergy with Bishop’s Permission to Officiate) and three Readers.
Every Sunday a service is held in all of the churches apart from on the last Sunday in the month when we all worship together, taking it in turns to host the service.
You are most welcome to attend any of the services which range from traditional Book of Common Prayer to "Lite Church" and Family Service – we hope that during each month we have something for everyone.
In The Community
Our congregations meet regularly on a Sunday to worship God and support each other in our faith. They also meet occasionally to involve the community in raising funds to maintain the historic church buildings.
The Benefice (and many members of the congregations) are also proud to be involved in regular activities throughout the week (collectively known as 'Apart From Sunday' events) helping communities connect, encouraging young people to get involved and looking after some of the vulnerable members of our society.