Coronavirus Update 07/07/2020

Resumption Of Services


We will be resuming services in our buildings on a limited basis from 12th July 2020, rotating around each of our six churches. Please see the below rota for details.











We will also still continue to upload an Online Benefice Service to our YouTube channel each Sunday at 10.30am, for those who are unable to return to us in person at the moment-


Services in blue type on the rota will have their communion element recorded, and this will be included in the following week's online benefice service.

Private Prayer Opening Times

Visitors will be asked to use the hand sanitiser and wipes provided (please read instructions on entering the building).


Cheswardine – Open daily 9am – 5pm

Childs Ercall – Open Sundays 10am – 4pm

Hales – Open Saturday and Sunday 9.30am-5pm

Hinstock – CLOSED

Sambrook – Opening daily from July

Stoke on Tern – Open Sundays 11.30am -12.30 midday.

If you would like to talk to someone or would like prayer support, please contact:

Rev Becky Richards 01630 661204 or

Rev Chris Simpson 01630 638794

Helpful Resources

Sources Of Daily Worship - Updated 01/06/2020

Here are some links to services, prayers and reflections you may find helpful:

St Mary’s Market Drayton - Rev Catherine McBride and Rev Ian Macfarlane - Bible Reading and Reflection most weekdays. This can be found on St Mary’s Facebook Page and via website

Wrockwardine Deanery – Rev Andy Ackroyd – Bible Reading and Reflection on weekday mornings on Facebook and via website  

The Church of England produces resources for Daily Prayer – both contemporary and from the Book of Common Prayer -

You can download the free version of Daily Prayer, which gives the full service for Common Worship Morning and Evening Prayer and Compline – for both Apple and Android, as well as Time to Pray, which is also free

The Church Of England has also launched a free phone line - with prayer, bible reading and hymns. Call 0800 804 8044

Lichfield Diocese has links to online resources for prayer and worship -


For those who enjoy reflection and meditative prayer - Pray As You Go, from the Jesuits, has a  daily Bible Reading with music and reflection. There are also special reflections for this time of “lock-down”  - “Pray as you Stay”, as well as Mental health awareness exercises, Retreat Series, and aids to prayer . The App is free to download

BBC Radio 4 (long wave) has a short daily service every morning, 9.45 – 10.00

UCB Christian Radio has music, Bible studies, discussions etc  - The Word for Today is also available online.

The AMICA Benefice has now launched a Telephone Church Service – phone 01630 410490 to hear a short service and reflection from Rev Rich Clarkson or a member of the Ministry Team – (calls are charged at the local rate).

We worked ecumenically with other churches in the Market Drayton area, posting daily reflections for “Thy Kingdom Come” from Ascension Day to Pentecost 2020. Click Here to access and rewatch the playlist of reflections.

Sunday Worship

Family Resources

Messy Church At Home for Pentecost

Holy Week Services (PDF Downloads)

Monday Reflection

Tuesday Reflection

Wednesday Reflection

Thursday Reflection

Maundy Thursday 'Passover At Home' Service (Available from 7pm)

Friday Reflection

Hour At The Cross Part 1

Hour At The Cross Part 2

Saturday Reflection

Lent Reflections (PDF Downloads)

VE Day Service

St Swithun's Day Songs Of Praise - 15th July 2020

2nd August - Online Communion

26th July - Online Communion

19th July 2020 - Online Communion

12th July 2020 - Online Communion

5th July 2020 - FAMILY WORSHIP

5th July 2020 - EVENSONG 


21st June 2020

14th June 2020

7th June 2020 - FAMILY WORSHIP

7th June 2020 - EVENSONG

31st May 2020 - 25 Years Celebration Communion Service

24th May 2020

17th May 2020

10th May 2020

3rd May 2020 - Family Worship

3rd May 2020 - Evensong

26th April 2020

19th April 2020

12th April 2020 - EASTER SUNDAY

Part 1

Part 2

5th April 2020

29th March 2020

22nd March 2020

Conn3ct (Youth Church) Services

29th March 2020

26th April 2020

31st May 2020

28th June 2020

9th August - Online Communion

Team Rector:

Rev Becky Richards

01630 661204  

Team Vicar:

Rev Christine Simpson

01630 638794

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