Registered Charity No. 1010690
& REVIEW OF 2011
The Bishops of Hereford and Ludlow
The Bishops of Lichfield and Shrewsbury
The Roman Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury
The Chairman, Wolverhampton and
Shrewsbury Methodist District
The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire
Mr Roland Bream, Mr Jerry Bridgeland, Mrs Marian Haslam, Mr Harvey
James, Dr John Leonard, Bishop Alistair Magowan, Rev. Canon William
Price, Mrs Diane Radford, Mr Stephen Winwood, Mr Richard Bifield,
Mrs Sally Bifield, Mrs Gwen Sidaway, Rev. Preb. David Crowhurst,
Archdeacon Paul Thomas.
Mr Stephen Winwood
Parkfields, Pontesbury Hill, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury SY5 0YH
Mrs Erica Watson Todd, 20 Granville Avenue, Newport TF10 7DX
01952-820048 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Mrs Marian Haslam, 16 Mill Street, Ludlow SY8 1BE
Monument 1642, St Margaret,
Monument 1607 St James,
Monument 1678 St Andrew, Quatt.
Front Cover Photograph:
St Michael’s, Madeley.
Mr Harvey James, 20,Alford Gardens, Myddle, Shrewsbury SY4 3RG
PUBLICITY & EDUCATION OFFICERS
Mr Richard and Mrs Sally Bifield,
26 Main Road, Ketley Bank, Telford TF2 0DH
OPEN GARDENS CO-ORDINATOR
Mr Roland Bream, Stevenshill, Harnage, Shrewsbury SY5 6EG
RIDE AND STRIDE ORGANISERS
North Shropshire - Revd Preb David Crowhurst
The Old Coach House, Main Road, Dorrington SY5 7JD
South Shropshire - Mrs Linda Savage
Bishop’s Office, Corvedale Road, Craven Arms SY7 9BT
Mr Jerry Bridgeland
Orchard House, Wigwig Road, Harley, Shrewsbury SY5 6LP
Mr Martin Locke
Church Farmhouse, Astley, Shrewsbury SY4 4BP. email@example.com
DATES FOR 2012
(May Day Bank Holiday)
Green Man Festival, Clun.
Annual General Meeting and
tea in Morville church followed
by visit to Morville Hall.
North Shropshire Tour (visiting
churches at Knockin, Kinnerley.
Visit to Hereford Cathedral
Social evening at Ford House
show (“SHCT: helping
Shropshire’s churches for 21
Guided tour of St Martin,
Preston Gubbals and St
Mary Magdalene, Battlefield.
South Shropshire Tour (visiting
churches at Worthen,
Westbury, Yockleton and
Ride and Stride.
21st Anniversary Service. Holy
Trinity, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury.
Further details from:
Mrs Diane Radford
32 Foster Road, Bridgnorth,
Shropshire WV16 4LS
Tel: 01746 762089
What is odd about this Flemish 16th century stained glass window in Holy Trinity, Coalbrookdale?. (see page 18 for the answer)
As the Trust is an organisation that I have always admired,
it was a great honour for me to be elected as Chairman
early in 2011. I must pay tribute to John Hall, the then
outgoing Chairman, for the huge contribution that he
made to SHCT’s undoubted success and financial
prosperity. In last year’s Annual Report John Leonard quite
rightly wrote in glowing terms of John Hall’s dedication to
our cause, and I can only add that it was a pleasure to
work with him.
In July we resolved that all members of the Executive Committee
be invited to become Trustees. I was delighted that Richard and
Sally Bifield, David Crowhurst and Gwen Sidaway accepted, and
their energy and enthusiasm are already bearing fruit. Martin
Locke and Linda Savage decided not to join us but Martin is
kindly continuing as Ride & Stride treasurer and as our website
manager. To Linda I say a huge thank you for all her help and
advice during her period in office.
Trust Chairman, Stephen Winwood.
St George, Pontesbury.
I hope you will all appreciate the thinking behind the
subscription increases Marian Haslam has outlined in her
membership report. Many individuals and churches already give
these new minimum amounts or more, but we need the new
levels to reflect the increase in costs since SHCT was formed.
I want to ensure also that no running costs are met from the
valiant fundraising efforts that continue year on year.
I thank all the people who work tirelessly on our behalf, not only
the Trustees but also our secretary Erica Watson Todd, the
Deanery representatives, the generous people who open their
gardens, Ride & Stride participants and sponsors and, of course,
all our friends, patrons and member churches. We have a huge
network of support and this is most gratifying. We all enjoy the
work we to do deliver SHCT’s charitable objectives and to ensure
its future prosperity. It is important that this pleasure element is
I look forward to the future with confidence, knowing that
SHCT is in good heart to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
We are an excellent team. Shropshire has a fine collection of
churches and chapels, and their preservation for future
generations must remain our prime concern.
The Trust was set up by a Declaration of
Trust dated 12th November 1991,
‘having no fewer than four, or more than
twenty-five Trustees’. There are fourteen
at present (their names are on the inside
front cover), who meet quarterly to
consider grant applications from
churches. They serve for five years, but
are eligible for re-election.
To apply the income and capital of the
Trust, at the discretion of the Trustees, to
the maintenance and repair of churches
and chapels in Shropshire, of all
denominations, especially those of
architectural or historical significance. Its
income is derived from subscriptions,
donations, bequests and fund raising
events. The Trust’s secondary function is
to encourage public appreciation of
Shropshire’s many beautiful churches by
means of talks, visits, and touring
photographic displays which visit
churches, libraries, festivals, shows and
St Mary, Bitterley.
St Bartholomew, Moreton Corbet.
St Nicholas, Newport.
The churches pictured are some of the 29 new
(or re-joined) member churches of the Trust.
Financial Statement for the year ended 31 December 2011
Income General Fund 2011 2010
Subscriptions and donations 22,922 23,230
Income Tax reclaimed 1,705 1,604
Ride and Stride 24,811 20,260
Income Tax reclaimed 2,378 2,628
Open Gardens Scheme 13,330 9,455
Calendars 4,251 -
Meetings and outings 3,015 5,067
Investment income 17,715 16,592
Legacy - 21,600
Total Income General Fund 90,127 100,436
Expenditure General Fund
Grants paid to Churches 68,000 41,500
Ride and Stride: expenses 44 252
paid to parishes 12,225 10,166
Open Gardens expenses 2,758 2,554
Cost of calendars 1,976 -
Meetings and outings 1,559 2,971
Support costs 3,357 3,315
Net Income for year to General Fund 208 39,678
The full statement of independently examined accounts will be available at the Annual General Meeting
on 14 May 2012.
The trust’s income has seen significant increases in respect or Ride & Stride and Open Gardens whilst the
production of a calendar for the first time has produced encouraging sales. So far as expenditure is concerned,
the grants paid to churches have increased by over 60% reflecting our increasing budget for this purpose in
recent years coupled with a reduction in the time between approval of the grant and the related work being
We continue to reinvest a large proportion of our income from investments and we purchased a holding in
M & G Charifund during the year on which the yield is close to 5%. This, and the higher payments for grants,
has reduced substantially the low yielding balance on deposit at the bank. We anticipate an increased income
from investments in 2012 as a result of these actions.
The capital value of our investments reduced during the year in line with the market overall but we hope that
the second half of 2012 will see some confidence returning to the market provided that current problems in
the eurozone and elsewhere are addressed adequately.
The trustees continue to hold the view that we comply with the Charity Commission guidance on public benefit
by virtue of our activities described elsewhere in this report.
The support from Members continues
to raise a substantial amount for the
Trust. Our membership figures at the
end of 2011 are 71 Patrons, 167
Friends, and 152 Member Churches.
At the executive meeting held in May
2011, we decided to raise the annual
Church Membership subscription from
£10 to £25, commencing from 1st
January 2012. The cost of postage has
increased and also the cost of producing
our annual report. We do hope that
Church Members will understand that
this increase is necessary, if we are to
continue to make grants, and will
continue to support the Trust.
The executive committee was reluctant to make
these increases due to the present financial climate.
We sincerely hope you will understand as we should
not like to lose you as a member.
Patrons annual subscription will not change.
We always welcome new members. If you would
like to join the Trust please contact me, Marian
Haslam (membership Secretary.) or visit our website
www.shropshrehct.org.uk to download a
membership form. These are also available at our
events or from other Officers.
St Peter’s, Melverley is one
of only 27 timber- framed
churches in the country.
It was also decided to increase individual
Friends annual subscription minimum
amount from £10 to £20 and to create a
new category- joint membership.
Subscription rates have not risen since
1991 when the Trust was founded, but
because the increase is substantial, it was
decided that there should be no further
increase for at least the next 5 years. This
increase for Friends will come into effect
in January 2013.
Just to add to the complication, the Trust
has decided to move our banking
arrangements to bank with The Charities
Aid Foundation bank (CAF bank) where
our bank charges will be greatly reduced.
Unfortunately, it will therefore be
necessary for all members who pay by
bankers order to complete a new form.
Church members will have the new
bankers order form enclosed, to be
completed as soon as possible, I will send
Friends new forms as appropriate.
Scaffolding at All Saints, Broseley.
Repaired ceiling at St Michael, Loppington.
GRANT APPLICATIONS: ADVICE TO CHURCHES
A message to PCCs, Churchwardens, Treasurers, Fundraisers and Donors
Requests for grants should be made through the Secretary, who will forward an application form, provided the
project fulfils the Trust’s criteria. Grant application forms can also be downloaded from the website:
The Trust will only assist churches and chapels in regular use. It cannot assist with church halls, extensions to existing
buildings, or the provision of toilet or kitchen facilities within a church or chapel building. Disability access will only
be considered if the ancient fabric is involved. A considerable amount of information is requested (though no more
than is required by other grant-awarding bodies).
Applications are considered and grants allocated at quarterly meetings of the Trustees. It is essential that application
forms are obtained and returned in good time for each quarterly meeting. Late applications do not give sufficient
time to fully understand all the details and may result in postponement to the next meeting. Delay may also occur if
insufficient detail is provided. It is therefore wise to involve your church architect at an early stage. Financial figures
must add up correctly!
The grant offer can be held by a church for up to three years; payment will only be made following the receipt of an
architect’s interim certificate or an appropriate invoice. The cheque, together with a certificate to mark the award, is
presented by one of the Trustees at a suitable service at the church or chapel.
Erica Watson Todd (Secretary)
St Alkmund, Shrewsbury.
St Chad, Shrewsbury.
GRANTS AWARDED TO CHURCHES IN 2011
Church Grant (£) Description of proposed works
Acton Burnell 7,500 New tiles and battens to south elevations of roof. New rainwater goods.
Billingsley 7,000 Metalwork in bellcote rusted leading to damage to masonry.
(incl 3,000 from Art Fund).
Broseley 3,000 Repairs to large coping stones.
Calverhall 1,500 Roof repairs due to theft of lead. Coping stones to vestry.
Cheswardine 3,000 Repairs to paintings in the church. (from Art Fund).
Cleobury Mortimer 4,000 Re-wiring.
Kinlet 5,000 Repair to east window. Repairs to chancel east wall.
Melville Methodist Church 3,000 Repairs and replacement of church windows.
Montford Bridge 4,000 Repair of guttering supports and replacement of downpipes.
Dressing or replacement sandstone blocks at south west and
north east corners of nave.
Moreton Corbet 5,000 Rot in roof trusses. Repairs to flashing. Chancel wall painting.
Quatford 5,000 Repairs to chancel roof after lead stolen.
Ratlinghope 500 Restoration of windows.
Shawbury 2,500 Repairs to outside stonework.
Shrewsbury St Chad’s 7,500 Replacement of dome lead. Stone repairs caused by rusting iron cramps.
Stanton Lacy 7,000 Stabilising of north and west walls. New battens to roof.
Tuck Hill 1,000 Replacement of cast iron guttering and down pipes.
Wellington Christ Church 6,000 Replace main roof and tower roof. Stone repairs to pinnacles and tower.
Total grants offered £72,500
Photographs (Bottom left):
Over the last 20 years the Trust has helped nearly 170 churches,
and given nearly £450,000 in grants aid.
Repairs at St John the Baptist,
Hughley; Grant presentation at
Hughley, St Alkmund, Shrewsbury
and St Chad, Shrewsbury.
OPEN GARDENS SCHEME
2011 was the eighteenth consecutive year that we have
run the Open Garden Scheme and, I am pleased to say it
proved to be another record year. A total of £24,560
was raised of which half was given to nominated
churches. This fine result brings the total raised for the
Trust itself over this period to over £13,100.
Apart from two very wet Sundays at the beginning of June,
which severely affected attendance at 6 events, the weather was
reasonably kind to us and over the season we had nearly 4,200
visitors - an increase of one third on 2010.
10 events raised £1000 or more. Morville claimed top place with
£2640 followed by Stevenshill/Harnage Farm with £1913. The
event at Mawley Hall raised £1539 and at Stokesay Court
£1534. The Trail at Bishops Castle raised £1494, at Harley £1400
and Eaton Constantine £1388, Preston Brockhurst raised £1136,
just ahead of Golding Hall at £1134, Rivendell at Broseley raised
Our congratulations and thanks are due to them all, and in no
lesser measure to all the smaller events. I believe we offer a wide
and interesting range of events which are appreciated by our
Right: Esme’s garden (Meole
We broke one other record during the year in having 3 separate
events supporting one church. The lucky recipient was St Peters,
Cound which received a record total of £1723 from the scheme
during the year.
We have a programme full of promise for 2012 – Upton Cressett
Hall (near Bridgnorth) is opening for the first time when both the
garden and house will be open, and new Garden Trails are being
run in Ruyton-XI Towns, Sambrook, Burlton and Shrewsbury (in
support of St Alkmunds) Mawley Hall will be opening again as
will Stokesay Court together with many of our stalwart
supporters at Morville, Cardington, and Sherrifhales, just to
mention a few.
The plans are laid and I do hope that members will support as
many of the events as possible. Opening one’s garden calls for
great effort and dedication and the only way we can reward all
those who so tirelessly support us in this way is to go and visit
their gardens, even if it is raining!!
Finally I must thank Gay, my wife for all her secretarial work, for
keeping me up to scratch, and for ensuring that our programme
has the widest covering in the media.
RIDE AND STRIDE
Once again, Ride and Stride provided a massive fillip to the
Trust’s funds. As well as being an important source for
generating money which can be handed out in grantaiding,
it is a wonderful occasion for having fun, visiting
Church buildings, and meeting so many wonderful people.
No longer a ‘natural’ on the saddle, I myself took a 12-mile
walk around the west of Bridgnorth, visiting six churches,
none of which I had ever been in, and having a thoroughly
good day, in perfect weather for walking.
Riders from Clungunford cycled 35
miles visiting 10 churches raising a
Riders and Striders at Cound.
Joost and Mandy at Cressage
Refreshments at Condover church.
We are most grateful to the Churches which take part – and this
year welcomed some more non-Anglican Churches who took
part. At the time of writing the money raised from Churches is
almost £23,603 which together with the Tax Rebate we will
receive under the Gift-Aid scheme gives a grand total of
£26,659. A really excellent result, and well done everybody! 94
Churches have contributed this money (there are just over 400 in
the County altogether). 200 walkers and cyclists took part and a
few horse-riders. Horse-riding is now permitted within the
scheme’s Insurance arrangements. (Cars are not, and should not
be used, but if they are, participants ought to notify their own
insurers to ascertain whether they are in fact covered.) And on
all occasions where the traditional format is to be varied, it is
worth having a word with the County Organiser to check that
the Public Liability extended for this event does, in fact, cover
the variation you have in mind. I am not an expert in insurance
by any means, but I can check with a man who is!
We are also most grateful to the large number of churches who
each year open their doors, many being manned by volunteer
church sitters as welcomers, and for the refreshments provided.
It is an opportunity for churches to have an Open Day, and show
off some of the things which our county’s rich heritage of
ancient church buildings is known for. In some places, church
sitters have actually attracted sponsorship on their ‘sitting’. In
places where people feel they can neither cycle nor walk, why
not ask some younger people in the area where they have good
will for the church if they would do the energetic bit, on the
understanding that the more senior members about will
generate the sponsorship. And don’t forget that many people
‘outside’ the ordinary life of the church nevertheless value
having it in their village or town and will support in sponsorship
Justgiving, an on-line facility, is an important new method of
raising funds. By emailing people in your address book – maybe
from afar – you can generate even more sponsorship, which can
be given by plastic card direct through this online facility. Round
the country those who are using Justgiving are finding that their
donations have in total increased up to ten-fold.
Gift Aid is also an important source of
income for the Trust. This year we shall
claim for just over £3,000 from the tax
authorities; had all donations been so
designated (and it is appreciated that not
all donors and sponsors are tax-payers
eligible for the scheme), another £2,000
or so could have been claimed. Every
pound generated will be given back,
50% to generating churches
immediately, and 50% in grant monies,
so every little helps!
My thanks are due to several people:
Martin Locke, my predecessor as County
Organiser, has been treasuring the
moneys raised; Linda Savage, in the
Bishop’s Office at Ludlow, helped with
the printing of letters and forms for the
Ludlow Archdeaconry. As the
Archdeacon’s Office in Salop was ‘in
interregnum’ over the crucial period, not
only the previous Archdeacon but also his
PA having retired at Christmastime, the
printing facilities which had traditionally
been undertaken there for the Salop
Archdeaconry had to be ‘contracted out’
and I was extremely grateful to the Vicar
and the Parish Administrator at Oswestry
Parish Church (S Oswald, King & Martyr)
for coming to our rescue. This next year,
to try and reduce postage and
administrative costs, more of the
necessary kit of forms and information
will be made available on-line on our
web-site rather than on paper.
Chiefly however, thanks are due to the
church and chapel communities around
the county, with their Local Organisers,
backed up by the Deanery
Representatives, and the welcomers,
sponsors, riders and striders, all of whom
made the day and its excellent result
happen. Thank you all very much. Like
me you may now be cleaning your boots
or oiling your cogs ready for the next
great event – Saturday 8th September
Revd Preb David Crowhurst,
PUBLICITY & EDUCATION
Our display stands have, as usual, been up at the two public
shows we attend each year – Clun Green Man and the
Burwarton Show – at many of the open gardens weekends
and also at a number of member’s events during the year. In
addition, Rev Richard Hayes has again kindly housed one of
our stands at St Almund’s, Shrewsbury and the other was
for a time at St Mary’s, Shrewsbury. If any member would
like to have one of the stands at their own church for a
period do please call Richard or Sally on 01952 614319.
We keep in regular contact with our local press contacts and,
courtesy of Gwen Sidaway and Jerry Bridgeland, our excellent
autumn lecture by Katherine Swift at Mawley Hall merited an
eye-catching double page report with photos in the Shropshire
Shropshire Star contacts have been kept informed of our
activities and this year in particular, with details of the publication
of our first ever calendar. About which Rev William Price writes:
Two years ago a friend sent me a Christmas present of the calendar of the
Dorset Historic Churches Trust. I thought that perhaps the Shropshire
Trust could follow suit, and the Trustees agreed to produce a calendar for
2012, to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Trust.
Clun Green Man Festival.
Calendar launch at Preston Hall.
Calendar front cover.
RC Cathedral tour.
Chapel of the Epiphany, Peplow.
St Luke, Sambrook.
Selecting at most 55 churches from over 500 places of Christian worship
was a challenge. I decided to include, as far as Church of England
churches in regular use were concerned, only member churches of the
Trust, spread right across the county. (Even so, some people have refused
to buy the calendar because their church is not shown!) Richard Bifield
travelled all over Shropshire to take superb exterior and interior
photographs, and Meryl at Creative Digital Printing designed the calendar
with great professional skill.
Our grateful thanks go to those many people who distributed the
calendar throughout our large county and to those churches and
individuals who bought copies. We hope that the calendar will help to
raise the profile of the Trust and will also encourage people to visit our
historic churches. The calendar will also serve as a permanent
photographic record of these fascinating buildings. We hope to produce a
calendar for 2013, to feature 55 more churches.
Richard’s new talk on behalf of the Trust: “Shropshire’s finest
and most interesting churches” has had its first airings at Ditton
Priors and Abdon and is available to any PCC or church group
who might like to book it as part of a fund- raising event
(contact Richard on 01952 614319 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org) For up-to-date information
on the Trust, its news and activities, do visit our website:
Richard & Sally Bifield
The pattern of events has been
similar to those in recent years,
combining our business of
supporting churches with social
functions in some of Shropshire’s
most interesting buildings.
In early May, Tim Bridges (Victorian
Society and Herefordshire Diocesan
advisor) led a tour of some fine south
Shropshire churches (Claverley, Quatford,
Tuckhill and Alveley), whilst in August,
the Reverend William Price focused on
the north eastern part of the county
visiting Peplow, Stoke on Tern, Child’s
Ercal and Sambrook.
Right: RC Cathedral, Shrewsbury.
Our Summer Social was held at Cound Hall, by kind permission
of Mr and Mrs David Sykes-Waller. The evening started with a
walk across to Cound Church (through rather damp grass) where
John Leonard gave a short impromptu talk about the building.
Back in the Hall, David Sykes-Waller spoke about the history of
the Hall and the ongoing process of restoration. Although the
weather dictated against an evening stroll around the garden, we
all enjoyed our meal in the delightful setting of the Hall.
For our Annual General Meeting, we visited Moreton Corbet
Church, in the shadow of the imposing former castle. William
Price gave us a brief history of the Church, fondly recalling that he
had given his first sermon in the building. After the business part
of events we drove, by a variety of routes, to Preston Brockhurst
Hall where we were guests of Mr and Mrs Christopher Corbet for
tea and walks around the splendid gardens.
At the end of July William gave us another of his skilful
expositions, this time on the splendid, if little-visited Roman
Catholic Cathedral on Shrewsbury’s Town Walls. Designed by the
great A.W.G. Pugin and son E.W. Pugin and funded by the 16th
and 17th Earls of Shrewsbury the cathedral boasts some excellent
stained glass windows by Hardman and Margaret Rope.
Summer social at Cound Hall.
Annual lecture held at Mawley Hall.
Tea at Clee St Margaret.
Stained glass window by Kempe,
St Mary Duddleston.
Kempe’s signature “wheatsheaf”
In October, we returned to the venue of one of our ‘Open
Gardens’ – Mawley Hall, near Cleobury Mortimer – as guests of
Mr and Mrs Rupert Galliers-Pratt. After drinks and delightful
canapes produced by Roslin Caterers, Mrs Kathryn Swift gave us
a most interesting talk based on her second book, The Morville
Year. We are eagerly awaiting her next book and, thus, the
opportunity to invite her to talk again to us.
The Committee is extremely grateful to all of our hosts, speakers
and tour guides for giving us most interesting experiences
throughout the year.
A PRAYER FOR THE CHURCHES OF SHROPSHIRE
Almighty God our heavenly Father,
We remember before you now
The churches in this county of
and the houses of worship they use.
Make the doors of our churches
Wide enough to receive all
Who need human love and fellowship
And a Father’s care;
And narrow enough to shut out
All envy, pride and lack of love.
May the tempted find help,
The sorrowing receive comfort,
The careless be awakened to repentance,
The penitent be assured of your mercy,
May all your children renew their
And go on their way in hope and joy;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Mr T S Acton Mr V Nicholson
Mr A C A Arrol Mrs V Nicholson
Lord Barnard Mr A P Osborne
Mr G A Barratt Mr G Paris
Mr R Betham Mrs G Paris
Mr J R Bettinson Earl of Plymouth
Lady Boyne Miss O Preston
Earl of Bradford Mr and Mrs J Ravenscroft
Mr J Bridgeland Mrs M L Redwood
Mrs S A Bury Mr G Rollason
Mr A Clark Mrs S Sanders
Mr J W Cole Mr R C Sawtell
Mrs J W Cole Scott and Newman Ltd
Mr J Conneely Mrs G A Sidaway
Miss B J Cousens Dr P E Smith
Mrs C A S Cundy Mr D Sugden
Mr R Currell Mr E M A Thompson
Mr P T Davies Tanners Wines Ltd
Mr R J Dean Mr J T Udale
Mr D J Dixon Mrs C Ullmer
Mr A C Dyball Mr K Vine
Mr C A Eade Cllr B Williams
Mr G Elliott Mr A H P Williamson
Mr D P Evison Mr S J Winwood
Mr D O Fitzhugh
Mrs I Forbath
Mr F V Ford
Mr G Frost
Mr C Gill
Mr H van Gorkum
Mr W H Grove
Mr J G Haslam
Mrs M K Haslam
Revd R Hayes
Mr A Heber-Percy
Mr T Heywood-Lonsdale
Mr H J Hill
Mrs M A Hyde
Preb D and Mrs Jenkyns
Dr E M Leonard
Dr J C Leonard
Mrs R Lockhart
Mrs D M J Marsh
Mr S W Martin
Cllr C J Mellings
Mrs M Mitchell
Mrs J Morris-Eyton
Mr C O Motley
Mrs M J Nicholls
St Mary, Bettws-y-Crwyn.
St Eata, Atcham.
St James, Stirchley, Telford.
Back cover photograph:
Pulpit at St Alkmund, Whitchurch.
The answer to the question on
p.3 – the figure on the right
has six fingers on his hand!
Mrs Diane Radford
Tel 01746 762089
Mrs Lesley Wilkinson
Tel 01746 764338
Tel 01952 727999
Clun Forest (27)
Mrs Pat Harding
Tel 01588 660169
Mrs Gwen Sidaway
Tel 01299 270957
Mrs Yvonne Bridgeland
Tel 01952 511977
Mrs Jane McMillan
Tel 01694 771424
Tel 01743 791690
Tel 01743 791147
Peter and Margaret Nicholls
Tel 01743 362389
Mrs Blanche Harbron
Tel 01691 682043
Mrs Louisa Howard
Tel 01952 510424
Mrs Ruth Taylor
Tel 01952 604473
Tel 01902 372744
Edward and Amanda Bevan
Tel 01691 622838
Tel 01630 685584
Tel 01952 614319
Telford Central Team (6)
Mrs Barbara Crawforth
Tel 01952 591508
Telford Severn (11)
The Revd Michael & Gillian Pope
Tel 01952 883960
Tel 01939 210639
In brackets: number of
churches in the deanery
MEMBER CHURCHES 2011
Bomere Heath - Methodist
Bridgnorth St Marys
Broseley with Benthall
Clee St Margaret
Cleobury North w Burwarton
Eaton under Heywood
Edgmond Methodist Chapel
Gobowen w Hengoed
Hodnet w Peplow Chapel
Monkhopton w Upton
Oswestry St Oswalds
Oswestry Holy Trinity
Pulverbatch St Ediths
Ruyton X1 Towns
Shrewsbury, All Saints
Shrewsbury St Alkmund's
Shrewsbury, St Chad's
Shrewsbury St Georges
Shrewsbury, St Giles
Stanton on Hine Heath
Stoke St Milborough
Wheathill w Loughton