United Benefice

The benefice comprises two thriving parishes, each serving distinctive village communities.

St Margaret’s is part of the United Benefice of All Saints’ Madeley and St. Margaret’s Betley

The map of the United Benefice, showing the boundaries of the two Parishes.

The map of the United Benefice, showing the boundaries of the two Parishes.

We are energetic and pro-active in our commitment to the mission of Christ’s church, looking outwards to our communities and using our different traditions and talents to make known the ‘inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ’. Both parishes are intent on helping people understand and respond to the message of the Gospel.

The two parishes came together in 2002, and the relationship between us has grown steadily since then to mutual benefit. In practical terms we share ministerial resources in worship and fellowship groups and have occasional joint social events. In spiritual terms we enjoy the benefit of worshipping together at special festival and confirmation services, and regularly on a monthly basis at Living Streams praise. The diverse talents present in the two churches contribute to our differing styles of worship but also enable richness to those events where we share contributors. Both parishes participated in the development of the Community of St Chad.