Acton Scott

The Parish Today

The Parish of Acton Scott, home to some 90 residents, is an active and enthusiastic community, centred around the Church of St Margaret, the Village Hall, Cricket and Gardening Clubs.

Click here for the monthly Parish Newsletter and timetable of services at St Margaret's Church.

St Margaret's Church  has regular Sunday services throughout the year, these consist of communion services, family services, evensong and matins. The priest in charge is The Revd Tim Jessiman (The Revd Timothy Edward Jessiman, The Vicarage, Church Road, Dorrington, Shrewsbury, 01743) 719578). The church wardens are Mrs Lucy Acton who can be contacted on telephone 01694 781 272 and Mrs Mary Jones on telephone 01694 781 260. Click here for the Church of England official page for St Margaret's Church.

Acton Scott's Gardening Club  was founded by Mrs Talbot in 1999, to exchange help and advice within the Parish on the subject of local horticulture. Meeting on a monthly basis, the popularity of the club led to it convening at the Village Hall, so as to accommodate all those that wanted to be involved from within the Parish. It has continued to go from strength to strength, and now hosts an annual Summer Show, invites speakers to visit during the winter months and organises trips to other interesting local gardens. For further information telephone Mary Phillips, the Club’s Secretary, on telephone 01694 781 205 or email Mrs Phillips.

Gardening Club Announcement!

The April meeting will be held on Thursday 10th April at Acton Scott Village Hall at 7.30pm. Our guest speaker will be Jack Willgoss of Wildegoose Nursery, near Craven Arms. Jack’s expertise is in perennial violas and his nursery has over 150 varieties. Jack has nurtured many older varieties as well as introducing some lovely new ones. It promises to be an interesting evening. We would be happy to see non-members. The event will cost £2.50 which includes light refreshments and a warm welcome. If you need further information please contact Julie Cheese on 01694 781463


Acton Scott Village Hall hosts community functions throughout the year, including regular film shows, a Bonfire night, Christmas dinner and much more, see Parish newsletter for details. It's also available for private hire and provides an ideal venue for a children’s party, celebrations, functions or meetings. Offering modern new catering facilities, audio loop and new projection equipment, the Village Hall also has plenty of parking available on site. Click here for information and hire charges. Managed by a committee, telephone Edward Jones, at Acton Scott Farm, for further information, on telephone 01694 781260 or email Mr Jones.

Acton Scott's Cricket Club was founded in 1996 by Richard Wilson, with the support of local people who wanted to enjoy playing cricket on Sunday afternoons, and with no league aspirations. The cricket ground is located in a stunning elevated position, with views towards the Long Mynd and Ragleth Hill. With 25 regular playing members, ranging in age from the early teens to late fifties, the club lists its results, scorecards and fixtures at Club events and teas take place in the Village Hall. For further information telephone Richard Wilson, the Club’s Chairman, on telephone 01694 781331 or visit