Withington S.John the Baptist, Withington
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The Church was founded in the 12th Century as a Chapel of Upton Magna. It was entirely rebuilt between 1872 and 1874 in style of the late 13th century. It consists of a 2 bay chancel, with organ chamber on the north side, a 3 bay nave and porch (also on the north side) and at the west end a 4 staged tower, with a clock, topped by a spire which is a landmark for some miles.
The fittings include a stone reredos and central panel with relief of the crucifixion, altar rails, an oak lectern and octagonal stone pulpit and font.
There are still a number of earlier features, including the16th century. There are 2 bells, cast in the 13th or 14th century which hang in a two tier timber frame for 5 bells of about 1800, pre-dating the 1874 tower. These are the 2nd and 3rd oldest Church bells in Shropshire.
The Church registers began in 1591 and the Church has been used for worship since that time.
We welcome visitors to our church. You are welcome to attend Sunday servies, when Christians of all denominations are welcome to share in communion with us. Or you can just come to look around the church. If it is locked, please contact the Rector on 01952-251857.
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