On Sunday 1st July members of the Benefice of Baschurch and Weston Lullingfields with Hordley welcomed the Bishop of Shrewsbury Mark Rylands to All Saints' Baschurch. 

It was an exciting morning for all, as our much loved and hard working curate Deborah Coatsworth was to be licensed as Associate Minister.  Over the past five years Deb has worked so hard to reach her goal - she was working full time as a midwife at the start of her training as well as being a wife and mother.  To add to this she also steered us all through the interregnum before Linda was appointed.  We were all thrilled to share this special service with Deb and her family and amongst the gifts she was given were a beautiful stole and a delicious birthday cake masterminded by Mary Cox and her daughter Emily.  At the end of the service a presentation was made to Bishop Mark who is leaving his Shrewsbury post to return to parish ministry in Devon and Linda wished him well and thanked him for the support he has given our parishes during his time as Bishop of Shrewsbury.