St Bartholomew’s, Tong

Opening Times

Covid-19 Our Latest Information

What we present here is based on our current understanding of the situation but please note that we have not yet had the position confirmed. If anything changes we will update this notice as soon as possible.

Following the recent introduction of the “Plan B” guidelines and restrictions, our understanding is that ALL visitors to church should wear face coverings unless exempt on medical grounds. Members of the congregation are allowed to sing during services and we ask that you keep your face covering on whilst singing.

We are open for our regular services as published on our church calendar.  For those who do not wish to attend a service, you can usually watch a video of the service, available from St Andrew’s Church, Shifnal web site: http://www.standrewschurchshifnal.org.uk/index.html
or directly from the Church’s YouTube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClmI-zjbFRp8A6VcAyp5mXA


We have carried out a full risk assessment for church visitors. 
If you would like to view it you can do so by clicking the link below.

Click here to view the risk assessment


Church Opening Times:

When not in lockdown:
The church will be open from approximately 8.30 – 5.00 each day for individuals to come in.
However, there are a number of restrictions in place.  Please see the NEWS page for any additional details available.


Heritage Tours:

(please see note on possible temporary closures, above)

First Saturday in the summer months (April – September) at 11am.
Just turn up! £5.00 per person


Tong Tours:

(please see note on possible temporary closures, above)

Bespoke guided tours for groups and school parties. Bookings for lunch, tea or supper before or after can be booked at the same time.


Would you like to help us?

The Tong Vision for 2020 and beyond had a target to raise £500,000 over 3 years in order to fund urgent and
essential restoration work, and to ensure that all visitors and congregations can continue to enjoy this unique building! If you can
offer your support either financially, in-kind or otherwise, please contact Revd Pippa Thorneycroft ( pippa.thorneycroft@icloud.com ) or
the Vission2020 “Support Us” page on this web site, or visit our JustGiving page by clicking on the image, below.

A big thank you to all our supporters! Particular thanks go to the following:

St Bartholomew’s Church
Tong,
Shropshire
TF11 8PW

General enquiries to:
tongchurch@gmail.com

Minister In Charge:
The Revd. Preb. Pippa Thorneycroft
Tel: 01902 375523 pippa.thorneycroft@icloud.com

Events information:
Tel: 07970 869011

Parish Administrator:
(Weddings. Baptisms etc.)
Wendy Aykroyd
admin@shifnalbenefice.org.uk

Find us on Facebook:
If you have visited us, for whatever reason,  we would really appreciate it if you would visit our Facebook page and leave a comment, review or a picture or two!
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Would You Like To Support Us?

The Tong Vision for 2020 and beyond has a target to raise £500,000 over the next 3 years in order to fund urgent and
essential restoration work, and to ensure that all visitors and congregations can continue to enjoy this unique building!

If you can offer your support either financially, in-kind or otherwise, please contact Revd Pippa Thorneycroft (pippa.thorneycroft@icloud.com) or visit our JustGiving page by clicking the image, below.

At present there are no toilet facilities at Tong Church.  For an organised tour and at weddings, baptisms and funerals as well as Sunday services, access to the Parish Hall (two minutes walk) is available.  For concerts and fêtes we usually provide portaloos.

If you find it difficult to walk up the slope to church to attend services please let us know by sending someone ahead or Tel: 07970 869011 and we will provide assistance. We regret that we are unable to offer this support during the week for visitors.