Currently we are a Benefice of three churches with three associate churches which are:
Holy Trinity Wrockwardine Wood
Holy Trinity Oakengates
St. Peter’s Priorslee
St Matthew’s Donnington Wood (Associate Church)
St George’s (Associate Church)
St Mary and St Leonard Wombridge (Associate Church)
Praying, Giving, Loving and Serving our Communities
Incumbent for the benefice is Rev Debbie Loughran and Associate Minister is Rev Lisa Harper. Across the benefice we have two Readers, and a dedicated lay worship team.
If you would like to find out more about us and receive our weekly newsletter via email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our YouTube Channel is East Telford Benefice and each of the churches has their own Facebook page.
Our Mission as a church is to not only meet the worshipping needs of the congregation but to make the building accessible to the entire community so that we can relate the gospel of Christ accordingly and make his love known both in word and action.
Holy Trinity Wrockwardine Wood is the home of our Messy Church this runs on the third Saturday of the month 4:00pm till 6:00pm
Alongside this there is a Bereavement Café on the second Saturday 10:00am till 12:00pm a chance to stop and chat with others who are faced with the journey of grief.
Holy Trinity Wrockwardine Wood is also the home of our Food Share – supermarket surplus (best before dates reached), Food Bank – Dried and tinned food parcels, and clothes swap. These can be accessed Monday to Friday between 9:00am – 12:00pm. And every Wednesday between 8:45am – 12:30pm, you can also stop for a hot drink, toast and chat with other people.
Holy Trinity Oakengates is an Anglican Church serving the people of Oakengates, Ketley Bank and anyone who loves to worship with Bells and Incense. We are proud of our churchmanship and worship style, and we want to shout about it. We have a traditional robed choir, an accomplished organist, acolytes and altar servers. We have all age ranges worshipping God from 5 months to (well let’s say) much older. We are a family, and we love to worship God together. We would very much like you to join us at some point to say hi and to become a part of the family we cherish.
Our church has been tastefully re-ordered to allow for comfortable seating, a warm building, tea and coffee facilities and a toilet. Our worship area is flexible and able to be changed to suit the needs of all – especially important for our fellowship activities such as whist on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm and our Places of Welcome on a Wednesday at 12:00 which begins with a short act of worship.
St Peters Church Priorslee is the last of the churches in the benefice, however due to the years taking their toll on the church building currently services run out of Holy Trinity Academy School (Teece Drive, Priorslee) at 4pm on a Sunday. It has become a community church with the midweek offering of Short service and Places of Welcome running in Priorslee and St Georges Scout Hut (Snedshill Way, St Georges TF2 9QQ) 1:00 till 3:00 pm every Thursday.
NEW VENTURE FOR ST PETER’S WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY
Starting from 1st October, St Peter’s as a worshipping community will start to meet in the Hope Building next to the main block at Holy Trinity Academy where we will be offering refreshments for a donation to help keep those supporting the footballers warm in the cold weather, a prayer station for those looking for support or wanting to give thanks and a Messy Church activity for younger ones.
All our weekly Faith@4 services now take place at Holy Trinity Academy Secondary School in Teece Drive, Priorslee, TF2 9SQ. We are gathering for worship at 4pm (except 1st Sunday of the month) and each week will be a different style of worship alternating with Holy Communion, Café Church, Café Church with Communion and Ecumenical Worship. The building is fully accessible for those who require the use of a lift to gain access to the chapel or hall. There is also plenty of free car parking available.
For all the churches in our benefice, the safeguarding, safety and security of each person is of the upmost importance.
We have across all our churches committed to safeguarding and have adopted the national and diocesan safeguarding policies.
‘Safeguarding’ means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture in all our churches. In order to achieve this, we need to do a lot of hard work. We will promote the welfare of children, young people, and adults. We will work to prevent abuse from occurring. We will seek to protect those who are at risk of being abused and respond well to those who have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks (taken from the Parish Handbook, a copy can be provided on request)