February 3rd 2014
Welcome to St Mary's Church of England Church, Selattyn, Shropshire.
Priest in charge:
Location of Selattyn:
St. Mary's Vision Statement:
Please click on the links on the left to view the various parts of this site. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site. If you are ever staying in our area please visit us at one of our services. You will be made very welcome.
1st Sunday of the month at 9.30 am:
All Age informal Service
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month at 9.30 am:
At Easter and Christmas there may be additional services. On Remembrance Sunday the service usually begins at 10am followed by act of remembrance at the war memorial at 11am. For details see the forthcoming events section of the website or contact The Revd Adrian Bailey (above) for details.
Evening and midweek services
Please join us at any of our Services - you would be most welcome. Coffee is usually served after the Sunday morning service.
If you want information on someone who was baptised, married or was buried at St Mary's Selattyn, we will try to help you and if necessary provide a certified copy of marriage or baptism. Please note that in accordance with normal Church of England practice a fee is payable for searches and copies of certificates.
Contact Revd Adrian Bailey for such requests: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Marys hold the following historical records:
Original records before those dates are held by the Shrewsbury County Records office, tel 01743 255350. However both St Marys and Oswestry Library have a typed record in book form of baptisms, weddings and burials from 1557 to 1812.
If you live in the parish of Selattyn, it's usually possible to be baptised at St Mary's. If you don't live in the parish you would have to show a connection, and a baptism could only go ahead if the vicar in the parish where you live gave permission.
The baptism of babies and young children would take place during our informal family service at 9.30 am on the first Sunday of the month or at another time to suit you.
Preparation sessions are held with the parents beforehand to help them to understand the implications of the promises they will be making. For older children and adults who want to be baptised, a lengthier preparation is usual.
The baptism service, and the promises you will be making, can be viewed on the Church of England web site, www.churchofengland.org . If you felt that in all honesty you could not make the baptism promises before God, we would be happy to consider a service of thanksgiving as an alternative.
Following a change of law on 1st October 2008 people with a connection with Selattyn parish (which is defined in law) can also be married in the church. For full details see the Church of England website. In accordance with the Church of England's practise, those who have been married and divorced cannot normally be remarried in church. However in certain cases, providing certain conditions are met, an exception can be made.
We are also happy to conduct services of blessing - both for those who have just got married in a civil ceremony and also for those who were married years ago but want their marriage blessed.
The marriage service, and the promises you will be making, can be viewed on www.churchofengland.org . www.weddingguideuk.com is another useful site for making your wedding preparations.
To apply, please contact The Revd Prebendary Adrian Bailey (email@example.com).
The fees for 2014 are as follows:
We regret the price increase over 2013. This is entirely due to new standard Church of England fee, which is set nationally and by law, and over which we have no control.
In the Middle Ages the church would have been a simple oblong, consisting of the Nave and Chancel, perhaps a tower. The internal nave roof timbers are from about the end of this period, namely the 15th Century. The north and south transepts were not added until 1821-28. Then in 1891-92 the church was extensively rebuilt, with the addition of the north aisle and the red sandstone arches, while red roof tiles replaced slates. There are two Kempe windows in the church.
The church was restored in 1996, and in 2001 brought up to date with toilet facilities for disabled and able bodied persons.
St Mary's church is open during the day from Easter until Harvest-time. It is a place to visit and admire. It is also a house of prayer and contemplation
for 'Where there is God, there is peace'.
If you would like a tour of the church just ring Miss Betty Shaw on 01691 658876. A cup of tea or coffee can also be provided.
St Mary‘s church is open to the public every day from April to October.
The friends of St Mary's consist of local people. They work to provide funds to help preserve the fine medieval church for future generations. If you would like to join them please contact Mrs Kathy Butler, membership secretary, on 01691 670001.
Organisations for children/young people
Selattyn CE Primary school: This is just around the corner from the church. It has a good relationship with the church and many school events take place within it. Follow this link to their web site: Selattyn CE Primary School
Organisations for parents/families
Organisations concerned with deepening Christian faith
Saturday 8th February 2014:
Wednesday 5th March 2014 - Ash Wednesday:
Sunday 30th March 2014:
Monday 31st March 2014:
Holy Communion - 9.30 am
Devotional Service - 2.00 pm
Holy Communion - 9.30 am
Saturday 8th February 2014:
Tuesday 6th May 2014:Coffee evening at Oak Lea, Hengoed
Saturday 14th June 2014:
Other events will be added when they have been organised.