St Arilda, Oldbury-on-Severn

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Rural church in beautiful setting overlooking the River Severn. Now the only church in use in the world dedicated to local Saint Arilda.Church rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1897 but the porches survived. The north porch is a lovely example of medieval architecture and has been recently restored. A statue representing Saint Arilda was added in the niche above the entrance as a Millenium project.Grade II Listed tombs also recently restored.Open every day and popular with visitors especially walkers.Well known for wild flowers in the higher churchyard and for glow worms in summer.A wide range of services and activities for young people. A member of Churches Together in Oldbury.

Shepperdine Chapel of Ease dedicated to St Mary next to Manor Farm in Nupdown Road,Shepperdine near Oldbury-on-Severn, always open.

 A tin mission church bulit by local people to replace an ancient chantry chapel on the riverbank no longer in existence.Fortnightly B.C.P. Services.

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Meg Adnams. (P.C.C.)
Vine Cottage, Cowhill, Oldbury-on-Severn, South Glos. BS35 1QH.
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Christmas Day CW Family Communion
Starts 11 a.m.
Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Christmas Carol Service on Christmas Eve Dec. 24th
Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. Local musicians. Christmas Day service always at 11 a.m. Christmas Day - Common Worship Eucharist for families. BCP Communion always at St Mary's Shepperdine chapel, Nupdown Road, Shepperdine 9.30 a.m. Christmas Day
Every Sunday at for 1 hour



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Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome

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Incumbent: The Revd Janice Kay VAN DER LELY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14203
Built: Partial rebuild in 1897.
Architect: Waller
Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER (161)
Deanery: Wotton (16110)
Parish Legal Name: Oldbury-on-Severn (160168 )
CofE Church Info: (616168 16/168)
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The current editor is: Meg Adnams

This page was last updated on Saturday 19th November 2016
St Arilda : Church Road, Oldbury-on-Severn, South Gloucestershire, BS35 1QG - Church on a hill on the edge of the village.

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