Your Churches

Your Church in Powick - St Peters

This Grade 1 listed building has a rural location and overlooks the flood plain at the confluence of the Rivers Teme and Severn. The church has a long history stretching back to the 12th Century. Both the church and Powick village have associations with the English Civil War which started with the Battle of Powick Bridge and ended with the Battle of Worcester.ā€‹

We have started work on a project to fund repairs to the building including a new roof for the South aisle and repairs to the Bell Tower. This project also includes exciting plans to create a Visitor Centre within St Peter’s Church, focused on the Battle of Worcester and other important community heritage of the local area. We anticipate gaining clearance from the Heritage Letter Fund to make a first stage application in due course (summer 2019) and a project team is hard at work taking this forward.ā€‹

The church has very fine pews with oak ends, a decorated chancel and a number of beautiful stained-glass windows. Many improvements have been made to the building in the last 20 or so years e.g.: re-hanging the peel of 6 bells, installing a kitchen, toilet and new vestry, removing pews from the rear to give circulation space, creating a Celebration path from the Lychgate to the Church Door, improved lighting and a raised platform at the central crossing. It can, on a good day , seat up to 250 people. ā€‹

Services are held every Sunday (BCP and Common Worship, including our new services - Living Communion and Forgiven Loved and Free. Available for Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings

To learn more about St Peter's heritage visit here.

Your Church in Callow End - St James

IMPORTANT NOTICE -  Church planning permission has been received to enable a new flooring to be undertaken at St James' Callow End.  Work is likely to start in October 2019 and run through to Christmas.  Check diary and the Home Page for service locations during the work.  Sunday worship will happen within the village but "births, deaths and marriages" will take place at Powick St Peter's.  Contact Rev Gary (via Contact us) for further information.

 

The Church was built as a chapel of ease ('daughter' or supporting church) to Powick Church in 1888 and is located  on the B4424 Powick to Upton-upon-Severn road next to Callow End C of E Primary School. The school regularly use our large open plan space and we envisage greater use by the community in time, to supplement the very popular local village hall (a base for a weekly coffee/chat afternoon, supported by the community for the community)

Some stained-glass windows rescued from the former Powick Psychiatric Hospital chapel have been installed in the original building.

The church seats around 80 using comfortable modern chairs which give great flexibility in usage. The church also has a small meeting room, kitchen and toilet facilities.

Services are held every Sunday (BCP and Common Worship, including our new services - Living Communion and Forgiven Loved and Free. 

Rev Gary has changed the policy as regards baptisms , funerals and weddings. If you live in the village it have good links with the village, please use St James for your life events.

Your Church in Guarlford - St Marys

The Church was consecrated as a chapel of ease ('daughter' or supporting church) in 1844 working originally with Malvern Priory and became a Parish Church in 1866. It is located on the B4211 Malvern to Upton- upon-Severn Road. It is a Grade II listed building.

The Church consists of  peered nave with original Malvern gas light fittings ( converted to electricity). There is no toilet or kitchen, although Guarlford village hall is nearby.  In time, perhaps the church will get the facilities it needs. At present it is a delightful small church with great views of the Malvern Hills. 

Guarlford church also has access  to its old registers - by old, we mean back to the 1860’s. Handy if  you are researching your family tree. Contact us for more information,

Services are held every Sunday (BCP and Common Worship, including our new services - Living Communion and Forgiven Loved and Free. Taize. And Songs of Praise are proposed. Available for Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings

Your Church in Madresfield with Newland - St Marys

The church at Madresfield has records of Vicars dating back to the early 13th Century. The first and second church buildings were in the grounds of Madresfield Court, the ancestral home of the Earls Beauchamp (the Lygon family). However, the present church was a gift of the 5th Earl Beauchamp and was consecrated in 1867. So it looks old, but in fact it is only just over 150 years old.

The church, a Grade II Listed Building, has magnificent stained-glass windows particularly in the East and West; it has an organ built by Nicholsons and a tower and spire which houses a peal of 6 bells cast by Taylor of Loughborough. Memorials to members of the Lygon family adorn the walls and the church is beautifully decorated.  If you are a Brideshead Revisited fan, you must visit!  However, at present,  there is no toilet or kitchen but for baptisms, weddings and funerals, arrangements for the use of kitchen and especially toilet facilities can be made with a nearby Nursery.

Currently we are seeking funding and permissions to convert the bell tower for an accessible toilet, kitchenette and a raised bell ringing floor. Perhaps you can help us with our plans, and fundraising?  Use the contact us form if that interests you.

The church is in the centre of Madresfield village directly opposite Madresfield C of E Primary School and around the corner from the Madresfield Club and Madresfield Early Years Centre.

Services are held every Sunday (BCP and Common Worship, including our new services - Living Communion and Forgiven Loved and Free. Available for Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings