Harlescott is a large parish on the north side of Shrewsbury served by two Anglican churches. The parish church is The Church of the Holy Spirit on the Sundorne side of the parish, it was built on its current site in the 1960's. There is also Emmanuel Church on the Mount Pleasant/Heath Farm/Harlescott Grange side of the parish. Emmanuel is a joint Church of England/Methodist Church venture, being dedicated for worship in 2001. Both churches aim to `share God’s embrace with all’ and offer a warm welcome.
The Holy Spirit church family have been worshipping together in the centre of the Sundorne side of the parish for over 50 years. The church building was completed in the 1960s and is spacious and adaptable and hosts both services and community activities How to get here
The Church of the Holy Spirit
Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG
T: 01743 362883
Emmanuel Church is a smaller church building, seating around 80 - 100 people comfortably. There is a creche area in the main worship area to make families welcome. There is ample car parking adjacent to the church. How to get here
Mount Pleasant Road, (next to The Grange Secondary School), Harlescott, SY1 3HY
T: 01743 350907 / 07954494346
The Church of the Holy Spirit and Emmanuel Church's mission is to 'share God's embrace with all'. Both worship centres have Church of England minister's, though Emmanuel Church is a joint Church of England / Methodist Church venture. This means that Emmanuel Church is a Local Ecumenical Project and Methodist Lay Preachers will take part in leading services on occasions.As a parish we seek to be welcoming to people that are seeking God through the Christian faith, whatever their denomination.
The Revd. Mark Salmon has been the Vicar of the parish since 2004 and is mainly based at the Church of the Holy Spirit
The Revd. Martin Heath is Associate Vicar for the parish and has responsibility for Emmanual Church
Offering as wide a choice as possible, our churches combine the traditional together with family friendly and child focused services. There are also many group and community activities catering for most age groups, plus major events and festivals. Each summer we offer the use of Holy Spirit Church building for `Soul Purpose'. This is an opportunity for young people in the area to come together for fun activities and see how the Christian faith can impact our everyday lives.Also, at Emmanuel Church we have `Messy Church' a few times through each year, usually termly. This is an opportunity for familes to express their Christian faith though craft, stories and song.
There are many ways of getting involved in Church life at The Church of the Holy Spirit and Emmanuel Church. Where this involves working with children and vulnerable adults, CRB checks will need to be carried out.
Passing on the baton of the Christian faith is an important role to take and is a real privilege. At both worship centres there is an opportunity to be involved in this. Please contact the relevant church office to see how you can play your part. Of course, accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and becoming part of the church family is the main role for any believer.
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