St John the Baptist, Suckley

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Suckley is an ancient place mentioned in the Domesday Book. There has been a church on this site since Norman times and many features were retained when the Victorians rebuilt it: the large Tub Font dated about 1150-1200 and its 17th century domed cover; the Piscina, a 14th century recess in the North Wall of the Chancel used for washing sacred vessels; and the Jacobean pulpit. The old wall tablets were tidied up into the base of the bell tower and outside is a very ancient preaching cross, the base of which is scarred where arrows were sharpened on the stones.
The Sanctuary was modernised by the then Diocesan architect, W J Hopkins (1820-1901) much of whose work can be seen in Worcester and whose masterpiece is said to be at Hallow. The beautiful 1571 chalice now sadly has to be kept in the bank. The East window shows some of the best stained glass of the day by Kempe, whose wheatsheaf signature can be seen. The fine ring of six bells, cast by the Rudhall foundry at Gloucester in around 1710, is regularly rung. The handsome clock on the tower was installed in 1911 in memory of Mr E H Hill, a local benefactor, whose good deeds include the gift of the village hall to the parish.

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The Revd. Anne Potter
The Rectory
Suckley Road
Worcester WR6 5LE
01886 832355 (Vicar) or 07783 711665

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1st Sunday - CW Holy Communion
Common Worship Holy Communion
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
4th Sunday - All Age Worship
All Age Worship often with hymns from Songs of Fellowship.
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
2nd Sunday - Evening worship
Variety of services including Evensong, Healing Service, Evening prayer
Every second Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship


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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18630
Archdeaconry: WORCESTER (421)
Parish Legal Name: Suckley (420062 )
CofE Church Info: (642062 42/62)
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The current editor is: Anne Potter

This page was last updated on Monday 28th November 2016
St John the Baptist : Church Lane, Suckley, Worcestershire, WR6 5DE - Located immediately next to the village Primary School

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