Welcome to St Chad’s Church

The United Benefice of St Chad’s and St Mary’s with St Alkmund’s

Open doors, open hearts, open minds 

 

Worshipping God and serving the community.

 

We are currently in an Interegnum, and the process of appointing a Vicar is current.
View the Parish Profile and the applications timetable here.

Christmas Tree Festival: opening 9th December. 6pm mulled wine and mince pies!
Services in Advent and for Christmas are here.

Some fairly good news on finance – see bottom of page.

 

Services

Third Sunday of Advent, 11th December 2022.

8 a.m.           Holy Eucharist, St Chad’s Church

10 a.m.         Holy Eucharist with Baptism at St Alkmund’s Church.
This is a joint service with St Chad’s.

10 a.m.         Holy Eucharist at St Chad’s Church

6 p.m.           Choral Evensong

For further St Alkmund’s church information click here & for services here.

Wednesday

7.50 a.m. Zoom prayer all welcome

10.30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, St Aidan’s Chapel at St Chad’s Church

Thursday

10.30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, St Alkmund’s Church

You are warmly invited to join with us in any service or other church event.

Current Pew Sheet          Current music scheme

For urgent matters of Pastoral Care please ring 07890 920376

For Communion at Home please advise the church office or email [email protected] and we will be happy to arrange a time for you.

St Chad’s hosts a town centre congregation, drawn from all over the place.

The lovely round building sits in the very middle of Shrewsbury.

The church building is normally open for prayer and visits from 8am – 4.30pm on most days, subject to bookings.

My personal journey of faith

My Gospel Weekly.  A daily study for the coming Sunday.

For prayers for yourself, the world, please see here.

Here are some sermons which may be helpful if you are stuck at home or are in need of some food for thought.

A useful resource for prayer and meditation is here

Are you starting at Uni? Please see here for info on Christian Unions

Our community journey of faith

Wednesday morning 8am Zoom prayer – all welcome.

Daylight – a monthly meeting

At a recent Daylight meeting we considered a letter forwarded from St Martin in the Fields. It’s worth reading.

Please pray with us for Shrewsbury.

All welcome at the Street Pastors prayer meeting on Dec 13th.

 

 

Looking outwards.

Charity begins at home. In Shrewsbury:
1. A response to homelessness: The Ark can help (and – can you help the ARK?)
2.
Warm spaces in winter – details here.
3. Help the Food Hub here
4. Food/toiletries donations can be made in the church vestibule, to be delivered to the Ark.

But charity doesn’t stop at home:
Winter help for Ukraine
– please can you help?
(including a message from the Chaplain of St Andrew’s, Moscow.)
And thankyou for your help so far, which also included a tank of fuel.

 We look forward to worshipping with you.

Fairly good news on finance:
Giving during COVID was well down, and we started 2022 with quite a big financial deficit. But through your generosity, the replacement of the old Parish Share with the new Common Fund, the hard work of the Treasurer and a generous donation-matching scheme from the diocese we have reduced this from £33,000 to ‘just’ £3000. However, the diocesan 1:1 donation matching scheme elapses in December; so in order to take advantage of it we are trying to clear our remaining arrears within a week or two.
We have pledges for some of it; if we can find another £500 of donations we will be CLEAR. (It works like this: a donation of £100 has Gift Aid added and becomes £125. This is then matched by the diocese and becomes £250 to offset against the arrears. Brilliant!)

If you are able to contribute please identify your gift as ‘Parish Share’. Ways of giving are here. Thankyou very much.

Susan Kelly and Joanna Hepper

Churchwardens

 

  Email: [email protected]

The Church Office: 01743 365 478

  Pastoral Emergencies: 07742 858 128

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With thanks to Bs0u10e01 for their photo of St Chad’s – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0.