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Bucknell: St Mary, SY7 0AA


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Bucknell: St Mary, Bucknell
Address
Bucknell Shropshire, SY7 0AA
Deanery
Clun Forest
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The Parish Church in Bucknell is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and believed to have been first constructed in about 1140.
It is stone built, consisting of a chancel, a nave of three bays, north aisle, vestry, south porch and a western tower with a
wooden spire containing a clock and three bells. The church was extensively restored in 1869-70 in the Transitional style. The oldest artefact is the font which is believed to be Saxon or early Norman in origin. There is an arch in the sanctuary which was a mediaeval Easter Sepulchre.

In 2013/14 the church was renovated.  A ground source heat pump was installed and the ceiling insulated.  Pews were removed from the north aisle and a WC with disabled access and a kitchenette installed, plus a half glazed secondary door at the main entrance.  For the first time in its long existence, the building is comfortable and warm winter and summer.

Although the regular congregation is small, it delights in welcoming visitors to all services and is very conscious of the
need to minister to the whole community. It gives strong support to the village C of E primary school.  In February 2015 a Pop-In Café was started in the church. It is in operation every Wednesday from 10.30am to midday. 'Real' coffee and home made cake is available to all comers for just £1.50.

St Mary's is one of seven churches in the Middle Marches Benefice. The others are St Mary's, Bedstone; St Mary's, Chapel Lawn; St Cuthbert's, Clungunford; St Edward's, Hopton Heath; St Mary's, Llanfair Waterdine; and St Michael's, Stowe.

Further information about our church as well as the other churches in the Benefice can be accessed at: www.middlemarchesbenefice.org


Sunday


  • BABY JESUS ROCKS! (Dec 13th - 24th)

    Find the True meaning of Christmas!

    St Mary’s Church is running this event for the children and families of Bucknell this Christmas! We would love the whole community to be involved.

    PLEASE JOIN US in the SEARCH for BABY JESUS ROCKS!

    This very special person can be found all our around our village, starting from the 13th December 2018. Clues as to the locations and pictures of what you are looking for will be released daily on Facebook. Please ‘Like’ the Bucknell pages on your preferred social media platform, to ensure you get all the clues and are kept up-to-date on his whereabouts. If you or your family find one please post to our Facebook page and tell us how you got on. We will be hiding lots, in gradual stages over the run up to Christmas, so there is plenty of opportunity for your family to find the TRUE meaning of Christmas.

    All the events we are holding over the Christmas season can be found in the yellow card in the Bucknell Newsletter, but this event will finish on the day of our Crib Service, 24th December 2018, and we invite your children to bring along your Baby Jesus Rocks to the service; there will be treasure (a chocolate teddy for the Baby!) for each child who found one.
    We hope this will be a fantastic fun activity for the community of Bucknell that everyone can get involved in and enjoy. Who doesn’t LOVE a treasure hunt? The service is not compulsory, you are welcome to just GO SEARCHING for baby Jesus and keep your treasure, it's FREE and a token of his LOVE.

    Every Sunday , Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday , Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. for 1440 minutes

    Family friendly, Sunday school, Christmas, Christmaseve, Space, Advent

  • Eucharist by Extension

    A regular service involving lay ministry . Refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks) are served after the service giving people a chance to meet one another.

    Every 4th Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Common worship, Family friendly

  • Morning Prayer

    A service of the Word followed by refreshments. Newly trialling the Iona style for this service too for this lay led service.

    Every 3rd Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 60 minutes

  • Holy Communion Service

    Traditional Eucharist followed by coffee and fellowship

    Every 2nd Sunday at 11:15 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Monthly

    Communion

  • Evening Worship

    A service based on Iona style worship, followed by Afternoon Tea

    Every 1st Sunday at 4 p.m. for 45 minutes

    Coffee

Monday


  • BABY JESUS ROCKS! (Dec 13th - 24th)

    Find the True meaning of Christmas!

    St Mary’s Church is running this event for the children and families of Bucknell this Christmas! We would love the whole community to be involved.

    PLEASE JOIN US in the SEARCH for BABY JESUS ROCKS!

    This very special person can be found all our around our village, starting from the 13th December 2018. Clues as to the locations and pictures of what you are looking for will be released daily on Facebook. Please ‘Like’ the Bucknell pages on your preferred social media platform, to ensure you get all the clues and are kept up-to-date on his whereabouts. If you or your family find one please post to our Facebook page and tell us how you got on. We will be hiding lots, in gradual stages over the run up to Christmas, so there is plenty of opportunity for your family to find the TRUE meaning of Christmas.

    All the events we are holding over the Christmas season can be found in the yellow card in the Bucknell Newsletter, but this event will finish on the day of our Crib Service, 24th December 2018, and we invite your children to bring along your Baby Jesus Rocks to the service; there will be treasure (a chocolate teddy for the Baby!) for each child who found one.
    We hope this will be a fantastic fun activity for the community of Bucknell that everyone can get involved in and enjoy. Who doesn’t LOVE a treasure hunt? The service is not compulsory, you are welcome to just GO SEARCHING for baby Jesus and keep your treasure, it's FREE and a token of his LOVE.

    Every Sunday , Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday , Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. for 1440 minutes

    Family friendly, Sunday school, Christmas, Christmaseve, Space, Advent

Tuesday


  • BABY JESUS ROCKS! (Dec 13th - 24th)

    Find the True meaning of Christmas!

    St Mary’s Church is running this event for the children and families of Bucknell this Christmas! We would love the whole community to be involved.

    PLEASE JOIN US in the SEARCH for BABY JESUS ROCKS!

    This very special person can be found all our around our village, starting from the 13th December 2018. Clues as to the locations and pictures of what you are looking for will be released daily on Facebook. Please ‘Like’ the Bucknell pages on your preferred social media platform, to ensure you get all the clues and are kept up-to-date on his whereabouts. If you or your family find one please post to our Facebook page and tell us how you got on. We will be hiding lots, in gradual stages over the run up to Christmas, so there is plenty of opportunity for your family to find the TRUE meaning of Christmas.

    All the events we are holding over the Christmas season can be found in the yellow card in the Bucknell Newsletter, but this event will finish on the day of our Crib Service, 24th December 2018, and we invite your children to bring along your Baby Jesus Rocks to the service; there will be treasure (a chocolate teddy for the Baby!) for each child who found one.
    We hope this will be a fantastic fun activity for the community of Bucknell that everyone can get involved in and enjoy. Who doesn’t LOVE a treasure hunt? The service is not compulsory, you are welcome to just GO SEARCHING for baby Jesus and keep your treasure, it's FREE and a token of his LOVE.

    Every Sunday , Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday , Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. for 1440 minutes

    Family friendly, Sunday school, Christmas, Christmaseve, Space, Advent

Wednesday


  • Lent Course

    Come and reflect on our faith

    Every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. for 90 minutes

    Lent

  • BABY JESUS ROCKS! (Dec 13th - 24th)

    Find the True meaning of Christmas!

    St Mary’s Church is running this event for the children and families of Bucknell this Christmas! We would love the whole community to be involved.

    PLEASE JOIN US in the SEARCH for BABY JESUS ROCKS!

    This very special person can be found all our around our village, starting from the 13th December 2018. Clues as to the locations and pictures of what you are looking for will be released daily on Facebook. Please ‘Like’ the Bucknell pages on your preferred social media platform, to ensure you get all the clues and are kept up-to-date on his whereabouts. If you or your family find one please post to our Facebook page and tell us how you got on. We will be hiding lots, in gradual stages over the run up to Christmas, so there is plenty of opportunity for your family to find the TRUE meaning of Christmas.

    All the events we are holding over the Christmas season can be found in the yellow card in the Bucknell Newsletter, but this event will finish on the day of our Crib Service, 24th December 2018, and we invite your children to bring along your Baby Jesus Rocks to the service; there will be treasure (a chocolate teddy for the Baby!) for each child who found one.
    We hope this will be a fantastic fun activity for the community of Bucknell that everyone can get involved in and enjoy. Who doesn’t LOVE a treasure hunt? The service is not compulsory, you are welcome to just GO SEARCHING for baby Jesus and keep your treasure, it's FREE and a token of his LOVE.

    Every Sunday , Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday , Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. for 1440 minutes

    Family friendly, Sunday school, Christmas, Christmaseve, Space, Advent

Thursday


  • BABY JESUS ROCKS! (Dec 13th - 24th)

    Find the True meaning of Christmas!

    St Mary’s Church is running this event for the children and families of Bucknell this Christmas! We would love the whole community to be involved.

    PLEASE JOIN US in the SEARCH for BABY JESUS ROCKS!

    This very special person can be found all our around our village, starting from the 13th December 2018. Clues as to the locations and pictures of what you are looking for will be released daily on Facebook. Please ‘Like’ the Bucknell pages on your preferred social media platform, to ensure you get all the clues and are kept up-to-date on his whereabouts. If you or your family find one please post to our Facebook page and tell us how you got on. We will be hiding lots, in gradual stages over the run up to Christmas, so there is plenty of opportunity for your family to find the TRUE meaning of Christmas.

    All the events we are holding over the Christmas season can be found in the yellow card in the Bucknell Newsletter, but this event will finish on the day of our Crib Service, 24th December 2018, and we invite your children to bring along your Baby Jesus Rocks to the service; there will be treasure (a chocolate teddy for the Baby!) for each child who found one.
    We hope this will be a fantastic fun activity for the community of Bucknell that everyone can get involved in and enjoy. Who doesn’t LOVE a treasure hunt? The service is not compulsory, you are welcome to just GO SEARCHING for baby Jesus and keep your treasure, it's FREE and a token of his LOVE.

    Every Sunday , Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday , Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. for 1440 minutes

    Family friendly, Sunday school, Christmas, Christmaseve, Space, Advent

Friday


  • BABY JESUS ROCKS! (Dec 13th - 24th)

    Find the True meaning of Christmas!

    St Mary’s Church is running this event for the children and families of Bucknell this Christmas! We would love the whole community to be involved.

    PLEASE JOIN US in the SEARCH for BABY JESUS ROCKS!

    This very special person can be found all our around our village, starting from the 13th December 2018. Clues as to the locations and pictures of what you are looking for will be released daily on Facebook. Please ‘Like’ the Bucknell pages on your preferred social media platform, to ensure you get all the clues and are kept up-to-date on his whereabouts. If you or your family find one please post to our Facebook page and tell us how you got on. We will be hiding lots, in gradual stages over the run up to Christmas, so there is plenty of opportunity for your family to find the TRUE meaning of Christmas.

    All the events we are holding over the Christmas season can be found in the yellow card in the Bucknell Newsletter, but this event will finish on the day of our Crib Service, 24th December 2018, and we invite your children to bring along your Baby Jesus Rocks to the service; there will be treasure (a chocolate teddy for the Baby!) for each child who found one.
    We hope this will be a fantastic fun activity for the community of Bucknell that everyone can get involved in and enjoy. Who doesn’t LOVE a treasure hunt? The service is not compulsory, you are welcome to just GO SEARCHING for baby Jesus and keep your treasure, it's FREE and a token of his LOVE.

    Every Sunday , Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday , Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. for 1440 minutes

    Family friendly, Sunday school, Christmas, Christmaseve, Space, Advent

Saturday


  • BABY JESUS ROCKS! (Dec 13th - 24th)

    Find the True meaning of Christmas!

    St Mary’s Church is running this event for the children and families of Bucknell this Christmas! We would love the whole community to be involved.

    PLEASE JOIN US in the SEARCH for BABY JESUS ROCKS!

    This very special person can be found all our around our village, starting from the 13th December 2018. Clues as to the locations and pictures of what you are looking for will be released daily on Facebook. Please ‘Like’ the Bucknell pages on your preferred social media platform, to ensure you get all the clues and are kept up-to-date on his whereabouts. If you or your family find one please post to our Facebook page and tell us how you got on. We will be hiding lots, in gradual stages over the run up to Christmas, so there is plenty of opportunity for your family to find the TRUE meaning of Christmas.

    All the events we are holding over the Christmas season can be found in the yellow card in the Bucknell Newsletter, but this event will finish on the day of our Crib Service, 24th December 2018, and we invite your children to bring along your Baby Jesus Rocks to the service; there will be treasure (a chocolate teddy for the Baby!) for each child who found one.
    We hope this will be a fantastic fun activity for the community of Bucknell that everyone can get involved in and enjoy. Who doesn’t LOVE a treasure hunt? The service is not compulsory, you are welcome to just GO SEARCHING for baby Jesus and keep your treasure, it's FREE and a token of his LOVE.

    Every Sunday , Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday , Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. for 1440 minutes

    Family friendly, Sunday school, Christmas, Christmaseve, Space, Advent