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St. Peter's Church, Wrockwardine




Introduction Information Services Location Gallery History

Introduction
Welcome to All Hallows' Church, Rowton. Below you will find details of our clergy and leaders, a list of our services, the location of our church, a short history of the church and gallery of pictures. If you are ever in this area please visit us - you will be made very welcome.

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Information
Team Vicar:
The Rev. Gill Goodwin

The Vicarage, High Ercall, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6BE
Phone: 01952-770206
Email: gill.goodwin@btinternet.com

Readers:
Ros Andrew
Doreen Brown
Margaret Taylor

Wardens:
Jeffrey Dale
Eileen Bayliss

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Services
Below is a list of our regular services. Any changes / extra services can also be found below.


Day

Time

Service
1st Sunday of the month 6.30 pm Evening Service
2nd Sunday of the month 9.30 am Holy Communion
3rd Sunday of the month 9.30 am Morning Service
4th Sunday of the month 3.00 pm Family Service
5th Sunday of the month - Deanery Service at one of our churches
Sunday 30th March -
Lent 4
3.00 pm Mothering Sunday Service
Sunday 20th April -
Easter Day
9.30 am Ecumenical Service
Sunday 27th April -
Easter 2
- No Service

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Location
All Hallows' Church, Rowton is sited about 7 miles north of the A5 and about 1 mile west of the A442. It is the most northerly parish in our deanery.

If you would like to see a very detailed map of the area (1:50,000) then click here to go to Streetmap. This will open in a separate window.

If you would like a small scale map (1:200,000) showing Rowton relative to the major road network then click here to go to Streetmap. This again will open in a separate window.


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Gallery
We hope to add pictures of our church in the near future.

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History
Pevsner says of the church of All Hallow: "Of coarse purple sandstone. Said to be medieval in origin. Nothing datable earlier than 1800, when the nave was reconstructed wider and the broad lancets [windows] inserted. Short chancel, of brick, dated 1881. West porch dated 1882. Weeny west bell turret." The church is set near a farm, with stunning views over farmland, often with cattle grazing in the fields.

Richard Baxter the English Puritan church leader, theologian and controversialist, called by Dean Stanley "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen" was born at Rowton on 12 November 1615 and is commemorated there by a small stone obelisk, which stands on a triangle of grass at the centre of the village.

Baxter spent the first ten years of his life living in the village with his maternal grandparents and received six years of education there.

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