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Worcester, London Road, St Martin with St Peter, WR5 2ED

6th – 21st September 10am – 4pm open every day
Saturday 13th – coffee morning
Saturday 20th messy church

The church is always open and worth a visit

www.stmartinsworcester.org.uk

In January 2014 the building was listed Grade 2. The former Archdeacon Roger Morris wrote this “is a tribute to the way the building has been loved and looked after by its parishioners over the years. The Church was built using the very best quality materials and an attention to detail in the design, which also show something of the confidence and sense of civic and church pride that existed in Worcester in the early part of the twentieth century”.

Upton Warren St. Michael, B61 7EW

Saturday 13th September 11am – 5pm

Visitors will be able to see a variety of crafts, hobbies and interest by members of the church – quilt making and spinning

Free tea/coffee/cake

Contact Penny 01527 821595

Original 13th Century with substantially rebuilt in the 81th Century Grade 2 listed. Situated in Swan Lane off the A38 Worcester Road.

Leigh, St Edburga, WR6 5LB

Saturday 20th September

A Celebration of the Benedictine Order

The history of a Norman church at the centre of village life; Robed monks – early music; Brief Offices of sung psalms of Sext, None, Compline; Re-enactment of the story of St Edburga
Treasure Trails for children; Medieval refreshments (bread, cheese, ale )

Jean Colley 01886 832964 (see us on A Church Near You)
Grade 1 Listed (12th Century) building with a beautiful Tom Denny window

Kidderminster, St Mary and All Saints, DY10 2JN

6th – 21st September Special Events on certain days

Kidderminster St Mary is normally open for visitors from Monday to Saturday from 11am to 3pm. But on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th the church will be open from 10am to 4pm.
On Saturday 13th September the tower will be open for 10am to 4pm and there will be an organ recital at 12 noon by James Bradley, the church organist. On Sunday 14th following the Eucharist at 10.30am the church will be open until 2pm.

www.kpctm.co.uk

Parish Office 01562 751923

St Mary’s is Worcestershire’s largest parish church, mainly in a 15/16th century perpendicular style. It has a fine collection of 19/20th century stained glass and dramatic 20th century re-ordering. There are several monuments including a three figured 15th century brass and the chair used by Richard Baxter.

Great Witley, St Michael and All Angels , WR6 6JT

www.greatwitleychurch.org.uk

13th and 14th September 11am – 5pm

Church and Tea Rooms open
Our stewards will point out the highlights and history of this remarkable baroque church, adjoining the majestic Witley Court. Visitors can also view our new crypt display (after 1pm) including the newly restored Samuel Thorp tower clock. The Garden Tea Rooms has become an attraction in its own right, serving coffees, light lunches and afternoon tea.

Rick Warner 01886 889091.

Great Witley Church displays a splendour unique amongst country churches in Britain, with exquisite gilded decorations throughout, numerous ceiling paintings, ten painted glass windows depicting scenes from the Bible, highly decorative carvings and a large monument to Lord Foley.

Droitwich, Wychbold, St. Mary De Wyche,WR9 0NZ

Saturday 13th September 11am – 5pm

Visitors will be able to see a mini flower festival depiction songs from World War 1 also a World War 1 display.
Shadow Puppets for the children. Free tea/coffee/biscuits/cake.
Light lunches will be available.

Contact Angela 01527 861247

Built 1888 by John Corbett the ‘Salt King’ Grade 2 listed. Situated on the junction of Church Lane & Stoke Road.

Bayton, St Bartholomew, DY14 9LP

20-21 September (Saturday and Sunday) 11am-4pm

Bayton Church, the People, the Setting and the History

A display of photographs, documents and other material, with a special display telling the story of villagers whose names appear on the World War 1 memorial in the church.

Light refreshments available

Contact Peter Stanley 01299 832334

A fine village church in a magnificent setting overlooking the Clee Hills. Extensive rebuilding in 1905 gives the church its present appearance and furnishings.

Ashton under Hill, St Barbara, WR11 7SW

Sunday 7 September

For the duration of the festival, St Barbara’s Church will be hosting a display of WW1 memorabilia, provided by members of the community.

This is the main commemoration, starting with a Messy Church session at 4.00 pm at which children will make a field of poppies. Everyone is warmly welcome to come for tea and cake at 5.00 pm in St Barbara’s, followed by an informal, reflective service of worship, music and readings at 6.00 pm. This will bring to mind the outbreak of the Great War and its effects on ordinary people, especially those in a small community such as Ashton under Hill.

http://www.ashtonunderhill.org.uk/organisations/st_barbaras

Contact: Alex Dodge 01386 881487

Thornbury, St Anna’s, HR7 SNJ

3.00p.m. 21st September 2014

Songs of WW1

Sing along to the music of the Great War, A short service followed by a programme of World War 1 songs and readings. Refreshments. Tin hat will be passed around for donations.

Contact James Devereux 01885 410704.

St Anna’s church dates form the 12th century and lies below Wall Hills Iron Age Fort. It features a Norman font, lancet windows and piscina. There is a 17th Century bier and attractive armorials on the walls.

Great Witley, St Michael & All Angels, WR5 6JT

13th and 14th September 11am – 5pm

Church and Tea Rooms open

Our stewards will point out the highlights and history of this remarkable baroque church, adjoining the majestic Witley Court. Visitors can also view our new crypt display (after 1pm both days) including the newly restored Samuel Thorp tower clock. The Garden Tea Rooms has become an attraction in its own right, serving coffees, light lunches and afternoon tea.

Contact Rick Warner, 01886 889091.

Great Witley Church, originally the estate church, St Michael and All Angels displays a splendour unique amongst country churches in Britain, with exquisite gilded decorations throughout, numerous ceiling paintings, ten painted glass windows depicting scenes from the Bible, highly decorative carvings and a large monument to Lord Foley by Rysbrack.