Praying, Giving, Loving and Serving the Community of Oakengates and Ketley Bank since 1855
We are part of the Benefice of Holy Trinity Wrockwardine Wood, Holy Trinity Oakengates and St. Peter's Priorslee.
The Bishop of Lichfield has appointed Revd Debbie Loughran as Vicar of the Benefice, Revd Lisa Harper as Associate Minister and Revd Gareth Ingham as Curate.
If you would like to find out more about us and receive our weekly newsletter via email please contact [email protected]
Our Website is www.easttelfordbenefice.co.uk and there you will find more information and links to our online services.
Our YouTube Channel is East Telford Benefice please go and subscribe and receive all of our Services.
Currently in the light of Covid-19 our Church can seat 29 people in regular services - please do book in advance if you wish to attend by emailing [email protected]
We are an Anglican Church serving the people of Oakengates, Ketley Bank and anyone who loves to worship with Bells and Incense. We are proud of our churchmanship and worship style and we want to shout about it. We have a traditional robed choir, an accomplished organist, acolytes and altar servers. We have all age ranges worshipping God from 5months to (well lets say) much older. We are a family and we love to worship God together. We would very much like you to join us at some point to say Hi and to become a part of the family we cherish.
Our church has been tastefully re-ordered to allow for comfortable seating, a warm building, tea and coffee facilities and a toilet. Our worship area is flexible and able to be changed to suit the needs of all - especially important for our fellowship activities such as whist on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
We came to be as the mid 1800's saw a rapid increase in the local population of Oakengates. Due to a rich abundance of coal and iron seams, workers migrated here to mine the ores. To fulfil the spiritual needs of these workers the Church of England responded to the need by deciding to create a new parish under the recently passed New Parishes Act. Following an appeal for donations to build a new church, £3100 was raised by public subscription during the following five years and Holy Trinity was consecrated on 25th January 1855 by Bishop Lonsdale of Lichfield.
The church and parish have undergone many changes in the 150 years since the consecration of the building but we continue to ensure Godly worship and endeavour to make discipleship, mission and outreach our priority.