St Mary Magdalene, Rodborough

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This is modest sized welcoming church with a site on a hill overlooking Rodborough Common. There are fine stained glass windows showing the Easter story of Mary Magdalene in the garden, one in memory of those from the area who died in the first world war and the Awdry window commemorating the life of Rev W Awdry who wrote the much loved Thomas the Tank Engine and lived and worshipped here in his later years.

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Rev Peter Francis
The Rectory
Walkley Hill
01453 759680 (Rector)
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9 am. Sunday Communion BCP
BCP Holy Communion.
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer


Coffee Pot
In The Old Endowed School
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Midweek Praise
A short act of praise held in the "Snug" in the Old Endowed School. Coffee and lovely cakes available before and after.
Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM for 20 minutes



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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


Regular bible study and study groups. Lent and Christmas courses
Church Open The church is open in the mornings and for a longer period each day in the summer time.
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Priest in charge: The Revd Peter Alan FRANCIS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14230
Built: 1848
Architect: Thomas Foster
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Bishop of Tewkesbury
Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER (161)
Deanery: The Stroud Deanery (16111)
Benefice: Rodborough (16/190 K)
Parish Legal Name: Rodborough (160196 )
CofE Church Info: (616196 16/196)
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The current editor is: Ian Sullivan

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This page was last updated on Thursday 1st December 2016
St Mary Magdalene : Church Place, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, GL5 3NF - Off Walkley Hill

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