Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Whixall

St Mary's, Whixall

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. We are very pleased to announce that The Reverend Deborah Walton is now 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 ( and then uploaded afterwards on our YouTube channel:   

This week in the PEW Group looks like this:

Sunday 17 January 11 am Holy Communion livestreamed on pewgroup Facebook page as above 

6.30 pm Sunday Evening Bedtime Story livestreamed on PEW FB

Wednesday 20 January 11 am Wednesday Weekly Parishes Prayers on Zoom, please email [email protected] or DM us for the zoom link. Please also DM any prayer requests. 

Friday 22 January 11 am Cooking with Caleb livestreamed on PEW FB. We will be making chocolate pudding in the microwave. Recipe details to follow.

Sunday 24 January at 11 am Morning Worship on Zoom, please email [email protected] This service will follow the Morning Worship Liturgy. It won’t be recorded or placed on public view. We hope that this means that our church community will be able to see each other, interact with each other if they wish and join in with the service.

Before the service you might like to have ‘refreshments’ on hand: The theme is the wedding at Cana: but if you choose to have water available: we will not be turned into wine by me! If you want wine, Prosecco, coffee, tea whatever.... you have to provide it!

Go the whole hog if you wish and have cake! Dressing up in your Sunday/ wedding best is also an option! Also please have a wedding photograph/s or album to hand: this may help as part of our address and chat. You don’t need to share this pictures if you don’t want to.

All our Facebook livestream services will be uploaded onto our YouTube channel a couple of hours later.


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.


Get in touch

Reverend Deborah Walton

The Vicarage Church Street Prees Whitchurch Shropshire

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Online Prayer service

Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for 30m
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online via Zoom

A weekly prayer service via Zoom every Wednesday during lockdown. Email [email protected] for the Zoom invitation or to send your prayer requests


An outdoor, modern re telling of an ancient story held in the grounds of Soulton Hall

3 Dec 2020, 11:30 a.m.