Current Coronavirus Information
Resumption Of Services
We have resumed services in our buildings on a limited basis, 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- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMuYu-V3381Gn9HgE66NYjg
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
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 www.stmarysmarketdrayton.org.uk
Wrockwardine Deanery – Rev Andy Ackroyd – Bible Reading and Reflection on weekday mornings on Facebook and via website www.wrockwardinedeanery.org.uk
The Church of England produces resources for Daily Prayer – both contemporary and from the Book of Common Prayer - https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-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 https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer
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 - https://www.lichfield.anglican.org/latest-coronavirus-information
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 https://pray-as-you-go.org/home . 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 https://www.ucb.co.uk - 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.