St. Leonards, Newland, Chapel of the Beauchamp Community, Newland

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St Leonard's Newland, Chapel of the Beauchamp Community. Celebrating 150 years during 2014

Church Opening Times

St. Leonard's church is a private chapel open to all in need every Sunday. Holy Communion is at 8 a.m. and Sung Eucharist at 11 a.m. Details of all other services can be found here and the St. Leonard's web site. http://stleonardsnewland.org  Visitors are welcome throughout the week by appointment. Please telephone the Administrator of the Beauchamp Community to make arrangements to visit, or come along to one of the services where you will receive a warm welcome.

The current Chaplain to the Beauchamp Community is Fr Roger Watson. 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, and we hope you will join us in this mission.

As you enter the church

The church 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 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

St. Leonard's Choir, under the direction of Charles Allsopp, sing at all the main services in the church. The choir are always looking for more singers - particularly at this time as we build up our repertoire for the church's 150th Anniversary Celebrations. 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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Charles Allsopp, Personal Website Admini
1 Woodlands
The Beauchamp Community
Newland
Malvern
WR13 5AX
(01684) 579186 (Organist and Choirmaster) or (01684) 562100 (Administrator of the Beauchamp Community)

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Sung Eucharist
A traditional Sung Eucharist service at St. Leonards. Choral 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.
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee Incense
 
St. Leonard's Choir
Held in the Boardroom. 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 4:00 PM for 1½ hours
 
Fr Roger's last service as Chaplain
Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 11:00 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee Incense
 
Feast of All Souls
Monday 3rd November 2014 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Incense
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion
This is a said service at St Leonards. The congregation are invited to sit in the choir stalls of the chancel for the service.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Sung Eucharist
A traditional Sung Eucharist service at St. Leonards. Choral 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.
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee Incense

Monday

Holy Communion
Every Monday at 5:00 PM for 40 minutes

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

St. Leonard's Choir
Held in the Boardroom. 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 4:00 PM for 1½ hours
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.
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM for 40 minutes
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Fr Roger's last service as Chaplain
Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 11:00 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee Incense
Feast of All Souls
Monday 3rd November 2014 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Incense
Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Spire/steeple Wall paintings / art Stained glass Guided Tours Guidebooks / notes Organ Audio Visual Facilities Hall for hire Church Open Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Accessible Car parking Autism/Aspergers Aware/Accessible Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Visitor Parking Available Foodbank
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 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 or the Publicity Officer on (01684) 579186. 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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Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18611
Built: 1864 includes half-timbered 14th century chapel
Architect: Mainly Hardwick 1864
Style of worship: Traditional Anglo-Catholic - Common Worship on Sundays and Modern Catholic Common Worship weekdays
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

 
 
St. Leonards, Newland, Chapel of the Beauchamp Community : Lime Avenue, Situated just of The Avenue between the Worcester Road (A449) and the Madresfield Road. 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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