St Eata's Church,
Please see St Giles' website for details of Revd Andrew's letter on potential Zoom services; Modern Slavery awareness training; and Andy Clough's Ride and Stride for Historic Churches Trust
The church has now reopened for limited services (Please see August Church News,
but also further details including St Giles');
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We are also reviewing the practicalities of also resuming online Zoom services.
Please pray for those affected by the illness and those on the front line.
As the work of the church develops at this sensitive time, please check back for further updates
Au revoir Stuart!
Reverend Stuart was licensed as the new Vicar of Christchurch, Wellington and Holy Spirit, Hadley on July 11th.
The Order of Service is here
Please pray for Stuart, Vicky and Amelie as they begin this new chapter in their lives and as Stuart starts his first incumbency.
ATCHAM CHURCH NEWS
Meet The Rector
"I am the Reverend Andrew Knight and since November 2014 I have been the Rector of St Eata’s, Atcham and St Giles', Shrewsbury
I am married to Lisa and we have two daughters, Megan and Bethan.
I was ordained in 2007 having been a Church Army Evangelist for the previous 17 years. Over the 17 years as a Church Army Officer I worked in three parishes and fulfilled other roles.
I enjoy working alongside my colleagues and would describe myself as a ‘people person’! St Eata's and St Giles' churches offer me the opportunities to minister and get to know members of the community and congregation in numerous situations and circumstances, both painful and joyful life-events.
I enjoy spending time outdoors and walking in the Shropshire countryside. We have two dogs, three cats and also a donkey called Boris! In the warmer weather you can see me driving around the parish and town in my convertible Morris Minor!"
St Eata's is a church with a fascinating history.
The first church to St Eata is said to have been built in the eighth century but there is no longer any trace of this. A church was present on this site by 1075. The oldest part of the present church is in the nave and dates from the late Saxon or the early Norman era. The tower is probably from the 12th century, and the chancel from the late 13th century. The south porch is dated 1665.
The church was restored in the late 19th century.
The church is open every day during daylight hours and is well worth a visit.
See below for more details on the interior of the church.
The exterior of our organ is a minature model of the great Organ in the Temple in London, unfortunately lost in World War II bombing; it is exceedingly handsome with its gilt diapered frontal pipes.
The Chancel Screen comes from Worfield Church near Bridgnorth. It was erected by The Rev'd Henry Burton in 1866. He found it in use as panelling in a dining room in the town and purchased it to re-erect it in a suitable place. It is probably "Georgian Gothic" possibly with cherubs by Grinling Gibbons.
The Carved Reredos, installed in 1989
The Presence Light in the Sanctuary, a gift
from Lady Berwick on Easter Day in 1956.
The Font, used for baptizing, was until 1946 in the base of the tower. The initials that appear on it seem to be those of past Churchwardens John Chapman of Chilton and William Patteshall of Emstrey who were significant members of the Atcham community.
St Eata's is a sight to behold on a summer's day
...and in winter too!
...and in winter too!
St Eata's Church, Atcham, SY56QE
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