St. Leonards Chapelry, Newland

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St Leonard's Chapelry.

St. Leonard's Chapelry is a private chapel serving the residents of the Beauchamp Community. It is a beautiful church on the outskirts of Malvern, Worcestershire which forms the north-east corner of the Quadrangle of the Community Almshouses.

The Beauchamp Community was commissioned by the Third Earl Beauchamp and completed in 1864 by his family.

As part of a retirement community, the chapel is used frequently by residents and is not open to the public. Please check arrangements before planning a visit by calling the Warden of the Community on 01684 562100

The Chapel is closed to visitors. However, worshippers are welcome to attend the services. These occur at the following times:

8 a.m. Holy Communion

11 a.m. Sung Eucharist

Evensong (as and when arranged)

Details of all other services and social events can be found here and the St. Leonard's web site. http://stleonardsnewland.org  Visitors are welcome throughout the week only by appointment. Please telephone the Administrator of the Beauchamp Community (01684 562100) to make arrangements to visit, or come along to one of the services.

The current Chaplain to the Beauchamp Community is The Revd Canon Peter Nokes. There are other retired priests living in the Community who assist as and when they feel they are able. An appreciation of the importance of prayer and the ancient traditions of Christian worship within the Church of England inspires all of our services, from a quiet weekday Communion in the Cloister Chapel to the full splendour of the Sung Eucharist on a Sunday morning. We remain committed to preaching the Word of God and ministering His Sacraments to all who desire them.

As you enter the church

The chapel is entirely decorated in a medium known as spirit fresco to an elaborate scheme – it is indeed a sight to behold. We believe that this is the finest example of the Gambier Parry style of painting in the country.

Ancient History

There are remnants of the former church – the cloister chapel – which is the half-timbered chancel from the old church (fourteenth century) which was used for worship until 1864. It dates from the fourteenth century. There are old pews at the back of the church and the font, which is even older (twelfth century), moved from St. Thomas's church at Great Malvern after the Reformation in 1536.

Music for the Services

The Chapelry Choir, under the direction of Charles Allsopp, sing at all the main services in the church. The choir are always looking for more singers. We alternate singable settings of the services according to the seasons. Please contact Charles Allsopp, Organist and Choirmaster, for more details. There is a fine little organ, by John Nicholson of Worcester (1864).

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The Beauchamp Community
Newland
Malvern
WR13 5AX
(01684) 562100 (Administrator of the Beauchamp Community) or (01684) 579186 (Organist and Choirmaster)

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Sung Eucharist
A traditional Sung Eucharist service at St. Leonards Chapelry. Musical settings may vary and incense may be used. After the service on the first Sunday of the month, everyone is invited to stay for coffee in the Boardroom of the Beauchamp Community..
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee Incense
 
Annual Dedication Festival
Sunday 19th July 2015 at 11:00 AM for 1½ hours
Incense
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion
This is a said service at St Leonards Chapelry. The congregation are invited to sit in the choir stalls for the service.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Sung Eucharist
A traditional Sung Eucharist service at St. Leonards Chapelry. Musical settings may vary and incense may be used. After the service on the first Sunday of the month, everyone is invited to stay for coffee in the Boardroom of the Beauchamp Community..
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee Incense

Monday

Holy Communion
Please note the earlier time of 5 p.m.
Every Monday at 5:00 PM for 40 minutes

Tuesday

Holy Communion
This is a said service held in the Cloister Chapel of the Beauchamp Community
Every Tuesday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes

Wednesday

Holy Communion
This is a said service held in the Cloister Chapel of the Beauchamp Community
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 40 minutes

Thursday

Chapelry Choir Practice
St. Leonard's Chapelry Choir meets every Thursday throughout the year and 40 minutes before every service. Held in the Boardroom of the Beauchamp Community. New members are always welcome. Anyone wishing to join the choir can come to one of our open rehearsals on the first Thursday of each month.
Every Thursday at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Holy Communion
This is a said service held in the Cloister Chapel.
Every Thursday at 6:00 PM for 40 minutes

Friday

Holy Communion
This is a said service held in the Cloister Chapel.
Every Friday at 6:00 PM for 40 minutes

Saturday

Holy Communion
This is a said service held in the Cloister Chapel of the Beauchamp Community
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM for 40 minutes
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Feast of Corpus Christi
Thursday 4th June 2015 at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
Summer Fete
Please check website and local papers for details
Saturday 20th June 2015 at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
Annual Dedication Festival
Sunday 19th July 2015 at 11:00 AM for 1½ hours
Incense
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Bookings

The Boardroom of the Beauchamp Community is available to outside organisations. All details are available from: The Warden and Adminstrator Mrs Lesley Lewis Telephone (01684) 562100

Visit our Church

Although St. Leonards Chapelry is a private chapel, no one is turned away during service times. Through the summer from Easter until the end of September please see local notices for opening times; and for viewing at any other time please contact the Administrator on (01684) 562100. The Beauchamp Community and Almshouses are not open to the public. For concerts and other event at the church please see the calendar or local press for details.

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18611
Built: 1864 includes half-timbered 14th century chapel
Architect: Mainly Hardwick 1864
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic
Our Patron: Private Chapel in the care of the Beauchamp Charities
Archdeaconry: Closed Unattached Chur (429)
CofE Church Info: (642040 42/40)
Short URL: acny.uk/18611/
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The current editor is: Charles Allsopp

This page was last updated on Friday 22nd May 2015
 
 
St. Leonards Chapelry : Lime Avenue, Situated just of The Avenue between the Worcester Road (A449) and Chance Lane. The almshouses at the Beauchamp Community are not open to the general public and residents expect any visitors, for whatever reason to respect their privacy., Newland, Worcestershire, WR13 5AX

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