St Mary, Kentchurch

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The village name suggests that the original dedication was to the 5th century nun Saint Cein / Keyne, or more possibly her sister Saint Ceingar. Both daughters of King Brychan of Brycheiniog / Breconshire, Saint Ceingar’s son was the Saint Cynidr of Kenderchurch. Certainly Saint Ceingar founded a Church, usually said to be in Maelienydd, north-east Radnorshire, but it could have been the Church at Kentchurch. Although the present Church is in the style of c.1290-1350, it was rebuilt in 1859 by the Scudamore family of nearby Kentchurch Court. A number of 17th and 18th monuments and floor-slabs were retained from the old Church. That commemorating John Scudamore, 1616, also depicts his widow and their ten children, one a baby in a cradle. The bells were cast by the famous firm of Abraham Rudhall of Gloucester, who cast hundreds of bells between 1684 and 1835.

Our usual Church Services are:
2nd Sunday - 11.15 am Holy Communion CW Order One Contemporary
4th Sunday - 6.00pm BCP Evensong
We host the Group’s 5th Sunday Holy Communion Service on a rota basis.
We also have occasional special Services.
You are most welcome to join us.

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The Revd. Ashley Evans,
The Rectory,
Ewyas Harold,
Herefordshire HR2 0EZ
(01981) 240079

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Clergy: The Revd Ashley Francis EVANS
A Church Near You ID: 10579
Built: old site, 19th restoration
Archdeaconry: HEREFORD (181)
Deanery: ABBEYDORE (18101)
Parish Legal Name: Kentchurch (180020 18/20)
CofE Church Info: (618020 18/20)
Short URL: acny.uk/10579/
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The current editor is: R.E. Richardson

 
 
St Mary On minor road to Garway, west of B4347.Grid reference: SO 420256, Kentchurch, Herefordshire,

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