Welcome to St Alkmunds Church in Shrewsbury - 1100 years old!
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We are searching prayerfully for a new incumbent.
Details are available in The Church Times and fromthe Diocese of Lichfield.
Enquiries & application form from:
All applicants should have 3 years’ experience in the Church of England or another Anglican church in the British Isles.
Closing date: 7th June 2018
Familiarisation day: 29th June 2018
Interviews: 30th June 2018
Please join with us in this prayer during this period of interregnum
"We thank you Father for all those who have worshipped at St Alkmund’s over the centuries. Thank You for their vision and their commitment to You and to the town of Shrewsbury. We pray that we as a congregation and this town will continue to worship You for Your glory.
We pray for all those who have shown an interest in serving our joint benefice of St Chad’s and St Alkmund’s. We pray that You will call on people to apply and that like Samuel they will recognise and hear Your call. We pray for wisdom both as a congregation and for those empowered to choose that we will be given good judgement in selecting the right person. We pray that You may call clearly and that You will equip the next vicar with all that they need to serve us and the people of Shrewsbury.
We thank You for all those who have ministered in this church, and in particular for Father Mark. We pray that You will bless him and all his family as they move to Aldershot. May they be effective in their witness to You in that place. We pray for all those who take services during the interregnum. May they be enriched by the opportunity to serve and lead us on our spiritual journey.
We pray Lord that You will speak to us in this place as You spoke to Samuel and that we will listen as we seek a vision for this church’s role in Shrewsbury. Help us to be open to new ideas and to ways of using the church to minister to the people of Shrewsbury. May this place be a place of peace where people can listen out for your voice, a place where people can find rest and a place where all who enter may receive a welcome and refreshment.
And we pray for the town and for all who work and serve here. We pray for the hospitals, for doctors and all engaged in health and for the hospice and its chaplain. We pray for schools and teachers and for the Council and those employed by it. We pray especially for any known to us in need of our prayers. May our two parishes serve this town and in serving bring glory to God.
At the heart of the historic and beautiful town of Shrewsbury, founded about the year 900, stands the church of St Alkmund which celebrated its 1100th anniversary in 2012. There's a lot going for this town centre church, not least its reputation for the friendliness of the welcome given to its many visitors.
In this website we describe some of the work being done at this town centre church, the times of its weekly Services and something about its history and architectural interest.
We hope that you may feel inspired to pay us a visit, or, if you live in Shropshire, to take part in some of the courses and activities on offer through the year.
St Alkmund’s is open every day of the year from about 0930 to 1600 in winter and 1700 in summer.