St John The Baptist, Stapleton - Steeplewood Fold, SY5 7EH
Recorded in the Domesday Book this church was originally part of the medieval motte and bailey. The church dates from around 1200 A.D. and is of particular interest architecturally. At one period the local population was protected from the Welsh on the ground floor. At another the congregation worshipped on the 1st floor level which has since been removed.
The organ is listed among the top six hundred in the Country and there is a small tapestry piece in the nave said to have been worked by Mary Queen of Scots.
The church is part of the Steeplewood Fold group of churches and comprises six parishes – Stapleton, Dorrington, Longnor, Leebotwood, Smethcote and Woolstaston. The parishes have an approximate civil population of approximately 2000 and most lie to the west of the A49 trunk road between Shrewsbury and Church Stretton: approximately 5 miles distant from each.
The parishes of the Steeplewood Fold are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies. The Diocese of Hereford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA). If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
Join us for a friendly service of Holy Communion from Common Worship. Refreshments follow the service. For this service we join with the congregation of Dorrington, and the venue alternates. Please check our events for the venue!
All Age Worship
Join us for friendly worship service, suitable for all ages.
Informal Morning Worship
Friendly, socially distanced Morning Worship, in the churchyard, please being a chair!
Steeplewood Fold Zoom Worship
Rev. Laura worshipping informally, on Zoom, streamed from the Rectory.
Please feel free to join in and recordings will be available on Youtube.
Zoom access: Meeting ID - 763 744 6614
(No password needed)
Group Service All Age Holy Communion
Held at one of the six churches
Join us for a traditional said service from the Book of Common Prayer
As the autumn nights draw in, and the days grow colder we are on the ‘familiar road’ to Christmas, and although most of life right now is odd and unnerving there are still some things to which we can hold on to, familiar things that mark our way.
And so, as we approach Christmas, Rev. Laura invites you to join her, via the wonder of Zoom, to explore ‘the greatest story ever told’.
She'll lead 4 evening online get-togethers throughout Advent to wander the familiar road, see details below.
Advent Thoughts – Tuesdays
1st December – the family tree
8th December – the baby shower
15th December – arriving
22nd December – the aftermath
Meeting at 7.30pm, Tuesday each week through December.
Zoom meeting ID: 763 744 6614 (no passcode needed).
Filling Station on Zoom
A chance to be blessed by worshipping together and hearing the Word of our loving God for our everyday lives.
We meet on Zoom - Meeting ID: 763 744 6614.
If you're brand new to our Filling Station please do let Rev. Laura know you'd like to join in - she'll know then to admit you in from the Zoom 'Waiting Room'.
A reminder and further details of how to join by Zoom online or phone call will be sent out a few days before. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please contact Rev. Laura - firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can get Zoom here: https://zoom.us
with instructions how to use it.
Wednesdays Tea @ 10
So many of us are missing a get together over a cuppa.... so each Wednesday join Rev. Laura for Tea @ 10 on Zoom.
Grap a cuppa, and maybe a biscuit or two.... and join me online for a natter and see some friendly faces - every Wednesday beginning after the school half-term holiday....
Get zoom at www.zoom.us
and then 'join a meeting' with Meeting ID - 763 744 6614 (no password needed).
To dial in use one of the phone numbers below, and enter Meeting ID - 763 744 6614, then # when prompted.
0203 901 7895
0131 460 1196
0203 051 2874
0203 481 5237
0203 481 5240