Alveston - St. James, Alveston

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The parish is much bigger than it first appears, stretching to the Clopton Bridge into Stratford and including the communities of Tiddington and part of suburban Stratford south of the river.
The church was built in 1839, part of the expansion and 'gentrification' of what previously had been a very rural village.
The parish, however, is much older, the boundaries were set in 983a.d. and the recently restored chancel of the Old Church lies to the north down Mill Lane.
The Church is not so much 'beautiful' as impressive. The Chancel, vestry and Lady Chapel were added in 1879 and the Chancel screen and much of the 'decoration' appeared in the early years of the 20th Century during the long incumbency of Canon Llewellyn.
The style of worship is 'moderate catholic' with a Eucharistic emphasis, although our monthly 'All-age' services are more relaxed and could be described as 'wacky' at times. Our worship then is supported by a lively Choir of over 40! We try to be open and friendly.

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Richard Williams
The Vicarage,
Wellesbourne Road,
CV37 7QB
(01789) 292777

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BCP Eucharist
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 25 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Eucharist
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments


Said Eucharist
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass Wall Paintings

Church Open The Church is open all day every day, usually locked up about dusk.
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Incumbent: The Revd Canon Richard Elwyn WILLIAMS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 13058
Built: 1839
Architect: William Walker
Style of worship: Moderate Catholic
Our Patron: Rector of Hampton Lucy
Archdeaconry: WARWICK (112)
Deanery: FOSSE (11202)
Benefice: Alveston (11/005 W)
Parish Legal Name: Alveston (110161 )
CofE Church Info: (611161 11/161)
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The current editor is: Richard Williams

This page was last updated on Friday 14th July 2017
Alveston - St. James : Church Lane, Alveston, Warwickshire, CV37 7QJ - Off B4086 Wellesbourne Road

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