St Michael & All Angels, Woolstaston - Steeplewood Fold, SY6 6NN
With a parish population of 23 this is the smallest church in the group and is mentioned in the Domesday Book.
A large legacy left to the church in 1991 enabled the rebuilding of the bell tower and re-roofing of the church with traditional hand-made Shropshire slates. The font is Norman with the lower bowl possibly from Roman Wroxeter.
This is the church and Rectory of the well-known Victorian clergyman the Reverend Donald Carr who became hopelessly lost in sub-zero temperatures and 20 foot snowdrifts while returning home across the Long Mynd after conducting a service at Ratlinghope. His grave is outside the West window.
The church is locked but a key is readily available from Rectory Farm just above the church. Visitors are warmly welcomed.
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.
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)
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 - email@example.com.
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