Claverley: All Saints, Claverley

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Claverley church will offer you a warm welcome at 9.30am or 6.30pm
any Sunday, with Sunday school available in term time.
The church has some outstanding wall paintings, and a very easy
to use guide to highlight the interesting features of the history of
the church.
The building is at the heart of the village, and we are pleased
that it is open dawn to dusk for visitors, and locals to visit and to pray.

This site in Claverley has probably been a place of worship since before Christianity came to Britain. The yew tree outside of the northeast corner of the Church is over 2,500 years old and such trees were commonly planted in sacred places. The massive foundations under the Chancel are likely to be of Roman origin. A wooden Church was probably built on the foundation in the early part of the 7th Century. The first stone construction was erected in the middle of that Century. The oldest parts of the building of the Church as we see it today are the West wall and parts of the North wall which date to the Norman period, probably the first half of the 12th Century. The lower part of the Tower was built at this time, unusually placed in the south side in the Crusader fashion. The upper part of the Tower was added after 1494 with the buttresses. The buttress projecting into the Nave has a curious niche commonly referred to as the ‘Penitential Seat’, although the origins of the name are lost in history. The Chapel in the North side was built in the late 15th Century using the West wall of the old Vestry as its East wall. The length of the window was determined by the roof of the Vestry as was the north facing window in the sanctuary. The Church has been extended and expanded through the ages as you can see from the floor plan.    


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The Revd. Garry Ward
The Vicarage
Lodge Park
(01746) 710304 (Vicar)

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Holy Communion
Every first third and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Common Worship
Every Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer


Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight

Guided Tours Guidebooks
Church Open The church is open in daylight hours.Guided tours by arrangement with the Vicar.
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Garry William WARD
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10468
Built: Circa 675
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: The Bishop
Archdeaconry: LUDLOW (182)
Deanery: BRIDGNORTH (18201)
Benefice: Claverley w Tuckhill (18/066BH)
Parish Legal Name: Claverley (180273 )
CofE Church Info: (618273 18/273)
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The current editor is: Garry Ward

This page was last updated on Friday 14th July 2017
Claverley: All Saints : Church Street, Claverley, Shropshire, WV5 7DS

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