Berkswich: Holy Trinity, Baswich

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The church is the largest of the three in the parish and there are services every day except Saturday. It is of 12th century origin although extensive alterations were undertaken in 14th century. It was largely rebuilt in the 18th century and the last major change was the addition of transepts in 1968.

Recent minor improvements have been the removal of pews to allow a social area, a sound system and the acquisition of a fine organ in 1997.

Normally the church is open for visiting every morning from 10:00am to mid day and you will receive a warm welcome from parishioners who can offer a guided tour with refreshments if you wish. 

Recently the vicar, Reverend Peter Graysmith, has left the parish for a post in Guernsey but the associate priest, Reverend Joy Bishop is continuing the duties.  She is often in the church during the hours above if you would like to talk to her.  Otherwise, Pauline, the administrator, can make you an appointment. 

The churchyard is well maintained and covers about 3 acres. It is well worth a visit in its own right with headstones dating from the 18th century.

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Berkswich Parish Office
Holy Trinity Church
Baswich Lane
Stafford
ST17 0BY
(01785) 253111

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Parish Carol Service
A service of lessons, carols and anthems by the choir. Local schools will be invited to take part
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Crib Service
A service of carols, readings and prayers especially for children followed by the Blessing of the Crib
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
Join us for this magical service to start Christmas
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Common Worship
Sung Eucharist for Christmas Day
A service with something for everyone, whatever your age. If you're a young person we invite you to bring a Christmas present with you. Includes a short craft activity for the young people during the sermon slot. Children are welcome to help with serving, reading, taking the collection etc. during the service. Play area available. Common Worship
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
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Sunday

Sung Eucharist
Common Worship
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Ends Sunday 22nd January 2017.
Resumes Sunday 5th February 2017
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Sung Parish Eucharist
Common Worship Eucharist. The congregations from the three churches meet together for the service.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Messy Church
A quarterly event especially for those of all ages not attracted to traditional church. The whole family can take part in crafts together followed by a short service and a family meal.
Sunday at 3:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments

Monday

Morning Prayer
Every Monday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Ends Friday 23rd December 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 4th January 2017

Tuesday

Said Eucharist
Common Worship Play area available
Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Ends Tuesday 20th December 2016.
Resumes Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Family Friendly Common Worship

Wednesday

Morning Prayer
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Ends Friday 23rd December 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 4th January 2017
Said Eucharist
Common Worship Play area available
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM for ½ hour
Ends Wednesday 21st December 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 4th January 2017
Family Friendly Common Worship

Thursday

Morning Prayer
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Ends Friday 23rd December 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 4th January 2017

Friday

Morning Prayer
Every Friday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Ends Friday 23rd December 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 4th January 2017
Printer friendly list of events
Parish Carol Service
A service of lessons, carols and anthems by the choir. Local schools will be invited to take part
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols
Crib Service
A service of carols, readings and prayers especially for children followed by the Blessing of the Crib
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
Join us for this magical service to start Christmas
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Common Worship
Sung Eucharist for Christmas Day
A service with something for everyone, whatever your age. If you're a young person we invite you to bring a Christmas present with you. Includes a short craft activity for the young people during the sermon slot. Children are welcome to help with serving, reading, taking the collection etc. during the service. Play area available. Common Worship
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Sung Parish Eucharist
Common Worship Eucharist where congregations from the three churches meet together. On this occasion we celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Stirling's ordination followed by lunch in the Hall
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship

Features


(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Organ

 
     
Church Open Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 12 noon
Hall for Hire Visit www.berkswich.org.uk for more information
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4155
Diocesan ID: 20/360
Built: 13thCent to 1967
Architect: Andrew Capper
Our Patron: Bishop of Lichfield
Archdeaconry: STOKE-ON-TRENT (202)
Deanery: STAFFORD (20207)
Benefice: Baswich (20/024 W)
Parish Legal Name: Berkswich otherwise Baswich (200360 )
CofE Church Info: (620360 20/360)
Short URL: acny.uk/4155/
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The current editor is: Noel McCormack

This page was last updated on Sunday 20th November 2016
 
 
 
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