St Mary, Kempsford

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We are a friendly, family orientated church that seeks to serve and act as a Christian witness to the community in which we are privileged to live. Services , usually eucharistic, are held every Sunday at 10am, with Holy Communion (BCP) twice a month at 9:00am at St Anne's, Whelford. A family service followed by refreshments is held once a month. There are regular, well supported Bible study and prayer groups for those seeking to deepen their understanding of God's word. We have strong links with the local primary school who hold regular services at St. Mary's. Our involvement in the village life is diverse from parochial support and care to events including the Village Fete, Safari Supper, the Literary Festival and Beating the Parish Bounds.

St. Mary's is a wonderful place to visit and worship in. The most notable feature is the painted tower ceiling which records some of the most important families of the middle ages and their association with the village and its castle (no longer in existence). Kempsford’s heraldic ceiling intertwines power, wealth, people and place and this history has been recently revived thanks to its recently restoration. One of its most striking features is a circle of Lancastrian Roses, celebrating Kempsford as the birth place of the man who was to be the first Duke of Lancaster

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The Rev'd Lynn Hayler
5 Pips Field, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4FG
01285 711698 (The Rev'd Lynn Hayler) or 01285 851309 (The Rev'd John Swanton, Team Rector)

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14338
Archdeaconry: CHELTENHAM (162)
Deanery: CIRENCESTER (16203)
Benefice: South Cotswold Team Ministry (16/098CM)
Parish Legal Name: Kempsford with Whelford (160319 )
CofE Church Info: (616319 16/319)
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