St Mary's is part of the PEW group of churches in North Shropshire - working together with St Chad's Prees and St Mary the Virgin Edstaston. The Reverend Deborah Walton is both Vicar of the PEW group of churches and Chaplain to our local Secondary schools: Thomas Adams in Wem, and Sir John Talbots in Whitchurch.
We normally hold services every Sunday, rotating around the 3 PEW churches. Many of these are streamed live on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pewchurches) and then uploaded afterwards on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZh4Q1jD0dFPNwMTJ86UtmA)
THE COMING WEEKS IN PEW:
All the following are joint services for the whole benefice and all are welcome!
Sunday 19 March Mothering Sunday - there are Morning Worship services at 11.00am in each of our churches: St Chad’s, Prees, St Mary the Virgin, Edstaston and St Mary’s, Whixall
Wednesday 22 March 10.45am Holy Communion St Mary’s, Whixall
Sunday 26 March 11.00am Holy Communion St Mary’s, Whixall
Sunday 2 April - Palm Sunday 11.00am Holy Communion St Chad’s, Prees
Friday 7 April - Good Friday St Chad’s, Prees
Sunday 9 April - Easter Day 6am Dawn Service St Chad’s, Prees; 11.00am Holy Communion St Mary the Virgin, Edstaston; 2.30pm Family Communion St Mary’s, Whixall
Sunday 16 April 11.00am Morning Worship, followed by soup and sandwiches St Chad’s, Prees
Sunday 23 April 11.00am Holy Communion St Mary’s, Whixall
Wednesday 26 April 10.45am Holy Communion St Mary’s, Whixall
Sunday 30 April 9.30am Holy communion with APCM St Chad’s, Prees; 11.00am Holy Communion with APCM St Mary the Virgin, Edstaston; 6.00pm Songs of Praise with APCM St Mary’s, Whixall
St Mary’s church was built in 1867 and is Grade 2 Listed. The style is described as 'late Early English' and its architect was the famous Victorian architect, G.E. Street, who designed the Royal Courts of Justice. (However, it is likely that, as a tiny chapel in the wilds of North Shropshire, Whixall would not have been designed by the great man himself; it is more likely that he just approved the drawings of one of his subordinate architects!)
The congregation is friendly, enthusiastic and famous for the warmth of its welcome.
There is a large car park, a toilet and small kitchen facilities.
The parish of Whixall: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops' guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer. The Diocese of Lichfield’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. 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.
St Mary's, Whixall Charity No. 620615