Welcome to our website for the Church of England parishes of Malpas, Threapwood, and Bickerton
The two Church of England parishes that form the United Benefice of Malpas, Threapwood, and Bickerton came together in 2011.
We seek to serve the people of this rural community and bring the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ to all who live within the area.
Our churches are all active musically and socially – please have a look at our “Forthcoming Events” for details of concerts, recitals, fundraisers and social events.
CARVERY AND SKITTLES EVENING AT THE BICKERTON POACHER
There was lots of fun and laughter ringing out in Bickerton on Friday evening (8th May) during a challenging game of skittles! Following a lovely meal from the Carvery, teams of all ages took part in a skittles contest, when various techniques were witnessed – the bouncing bowl, the flying bowl, the slide-down-the-side-and-hit-nothing bowl and the competitive knock-‘em-down-in-one bowl. The “Note Bashers” led by Stewart Smith and ably assisted by The Rector were the final victors – a great night was had by all!
THE BEECHES PRE SCHOOL VISIT TO ST OSWALD’S
Children and staff from The Beeches Pre School were welcomed into St Oswald’s by Canon Davenport on Tuesday 5th May. The children chatted to The Rector before exploring all parts of the church, gazing in wonder at the angels above them, looking at the colours of the windows, listening to the sounds of the organ and counting the chimes of the bell. It was lovely to see the children taking an interest in the different parts of the church; many thanks to Canon Davenport for giving up his time.
Many congratulations to our Rector, The Reverend Canon Ian Davenport QHC, on his appointment as a Chaplain to Her Majesty! (March 2015)
The Bishop of Birkenhead confirmed 16 candidates from Bickerton, Bickley and Malpas on Sunday 22nd March 2015.