logo

Highley: St Mary, WV16 6NA


Church
Highley: St Mary, Highley
Address
Church Lane, Highley, WV16 6NA
Deanery
Bridgnorth
Website
http://www.stmaryshighley.co.uk/
Share

‘You are not here to verify, instruct yourself, inform curiosity or carry report.
You are here to kneel where prayer has been valid.’
(TS Elliot, Little Gidding)

Highley Church is the oldest building in the village. The earliest parts were built when the creation of the Domesday book was still in living memory, in the early 1100s. The Normans built most of the present chancel and nave (Figs 1, 2). Although within 150 years there were complaints that the building was falling down, much of this early work does survive, especially some of the windows and doors.

In the 1300’s a series of bad harvests and epidemics devastated much of England. Shropshire took several generations to recover and it was not until the next century that major work again took place on the church. The tower was put up, the walls were raised and finally, perhaps in the early 1500’s, a fine new wooden ceiling was installed. These events took place against the background of the Wars of the Roses; Highley belonged to the powerful Mortimer family and eventually became the property of the victorious Tudor kings. In spite of the violence of those times there must have been prosperous farmers and gentry in Highley who could spend money on the church.

Over the following centuries the roof was altered, the interior was remodelled, a gallery was fitted and removed and the church has been repaired and restored. Every age has left its mark. The church can be reached by a walk of about 15 minutes, up the road from the Station. It is usually open and visitors can explore its history in more detail, or simply enjoy its tranquillity.

Visit the website


Sunday


  • Holy Communion

    Holy Communion Service

    Every 3rd Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 75 minutes

    Coffee

  • Morning Service

    Common Worship Morning Prayer Service

    Every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Coffee

  • Holy Communion (BCP)

    Traditional Book of Common Prayer Service

    Every 1st Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 75 minutes

    Common prayer, Coffee

  • Family Service at 1000

    An informal Service of Family Worship held at the Severn Centre, Bridgnorth Road. Children usually go out to their own groups part way through the Service, although occasionally they stay in for the whole time. They stay in during school holidays.

    Every 2nd , 3rd and 4th Sunday at 10 a.m. for 90 minutes

    Family friendly, Coffee, Sunday school

  • Benefice Service

    Holy Communion Service held in one of the Churches in the benefice. These are Billingsley, Glazeley, Chelmarsh, St Mary's Highley and St Mary's at the Severn Centre. Please see the notice sheet or the church website http://www.stmaryshighley.co.uk for details.

    Every 5th Sunday at 10 a.m. for 75 minutes

    Family friendly, Coffee

  • Best of Both: Joint Family Holy Communion for Highley

    A Service of Family Holy Communion held in alternate months at St Mary’s or at the Severn Centre, Bridgnorth Road. Children usually go out to their own groups part way through the Service (but return for Communion), although occasionally they stay in for the whole time. See notice sheet for venue.

    Every 1st Sunday at 10 a.m. for 90 minutes

    Family friendly, Coffee, Sunday school, Communion, Allages

Monday


  • Holy Habits Groups

    Groups held at various locations on various days. Start times and duration may vary. See weekly news sheet for more information.

    Every Monday , Wednesday and Thursday at midnight

    Coffee

  • Morning Prayer

    A short service of Morning Prayer
    (not Bank Holidays)

    Every Monday , Tuesday and Friday at 9 a.m. for 30 minutes

Tuesday


  • Morning Prayer

    A short service of Morning Prayer
    (not Bank Holidays)

    Every Monday , Tuesday and Friday at 9 a.m. for 30 minutes

  • Coffee Morning

    Coffee Morning held at a different person's house each week. For up-to-date venues see the weekly church news sheet or the notice in the church porch.

    Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for 90 minutes

    Coffee

  • Allsorts

    Allsorts of topics, for Allsorts of ladies, of Allsorts of ages! We meet on the first Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall at 7:30pm.

    Every 1st Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. for 90 minutes

    Hall, Communitygroup

Wednesday


  • Holy Habits Groups

    Groups held at various locations on various days. Start times and duration may vary. See weekly news sheet for more information.

    Every Monday , Wednesday and Thursday at midnight

    Coffee

  • Holy Communion

    A short Service of Holy Communion

    Every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for 45 minutes

  • Eagle's Nest

    Ladies' meeting held at different houses in term time

    Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

    Private

  • Extra Jam Club

    A group for 8-12 year olds with games, toast, etc. held at the Parish Hall from second week of term to next to last week.

    Every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. for 90 minutes

    Term time only

Thursday


  • Holy Habits Groups

    Groups held at various locations on various days. Start times and duration may vary. See weekly news sheet for more information.

    Every Monday , Wednesday and Thursday at midnight

    Coffee

Friday


  • Morning Prayer

    A short service of Morning Prayer
    (not Bank Holidays)

    Every Monday , Tuesday and Friday at 9 a.m. for 30 minutes

  • Friday Event

    Friday Event is a youth club for 11-16 year olds. We open on a Friday night from 7:30 - 9:30pm in The Parish Hall during the school term. We offer a relaxed environment for young people to socialise and enjoy activities such as pool, table tennis, PS4, surfing the net and more. Admission is 50p.

    Every Friday at 7:30 p.m. for 120 minutes

Saturday


  • Catalyst Men's Group

    The men's group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month, except December, for breakfast, and a chance to listen to an inspiring speaker. Anybody is welcome. We meet at 8:00am until no later than 9:30am. Please contact the church office if you plan to come so we can cater for the correct numbers.

    Every 3rd Saturday at 8 a.m. for 90 minutes

    Not December 2017

    Hall