Billingsley: St Mary, Billingsley

  • About Us
  • Find Us
  • Contact Us
  • Services and Events
  • Features and Facilities
  • More Info

Billingsley Church was built in around 1140 in the reign of King Stephen. It is Grade II* listed, and the churchyard is home to two ancient yew trees. It has an unusual Jacobean double pulpit, and the font is largely original Norman stonework. The church has an Easter Sepulchre dating from around 1320. The bellcote houses two bells, the north bell dates from the fourteenth century. The south bell is inscribed ‘God Save The Queen A. R. 1707’. The parish register dates back to 1627.

Billingsley church is visited by people from all over the world, some from as far away as New Zealand and Canada. This is often because they are researching their family history, and we are the only place in the country called Billingsley. Other visitors are interested in the village's  unique industrial history, as although the area is now very rural, Billingsley was an important mining and industrial centre from the time of the Napoleonic Wars until the early twentieth century. 

Many comments in the visitors' book mention the profound sense of peace and sanctuary from the modern world which is immediately noticeable in Billingsley Church.

Visit our website at

Also follow us on Twitter: @StMarysB, and facebook: St Mary's Billingsley

Billingsley Church is a member of the Shropshire Churches Tourism Group.

View our page at

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

This space is for a Google Map.

You are seeing this message instead because your browser has not loaded the program code to produce the map.

This could be for a variety of reasons, including:
  • Your browser does not support Javascript;
  • You have turned Javascript off
In addition we are aware of some problems with Internet Explorer which are currently being worked on. Firefox and Chrome show the map correctly.

The Reverend V R SMITH
20 Yew Tree Grove
WV16 6DG
(01746) 861966
  • Regular Services
Printer friendly list of events


Holy Communion Service
We hold a Holy Communion service at 8am on the fourth Sunday of every month. There are usually no hymns at this service. There is a small childrens' play and activity area, and there are usually a few children at this service. Tea and coffee are served after the service, and everyone is welcome.
Every fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Morning Service
On the second Sunday of every month we hold a Morning Service at 9.30am. We usually have three hymns, and the service is followed by coffee. We have a small childrens' activity and play area, and there are usually a few children at the service. We are a small friendly church, and would love it if you could come along and join us!
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Grade 2* Listed Building Tower Wall paintings / art Wheelchair Access / Ramp Visitor Parking Available

Visit our Church

Nurture Courses

Other information
Clergy: The Reverend V R SMITH
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10415
Built: 1140
Archdeaconry: LUDLOW (182)
Deanery: BRIDGNORTH (18201)
Parish Legal Name: Billingsley (180267 18/267)
CofE Church Info: (618267 18/267)
Short URL:
QR Code:

The current editor is: Rebecca Hadley

Questions about this entry

Billingsley: St Mary , Billingsley, Shropshire, WV16 6PH

Pages and Links

Our Other Churches

Other Links

Our Web Site

Calendar of Events

About the Parish

Update this church