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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Holy Communion
Holy Communion service in contemporary language with hymns
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM
Family Friendly
Family Service
Worship for the whole family of the Church in contemporary language with hymns
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Evening Worship
Evening worship with hymns and sermon
Every first and third Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour


FREE coffee morning in the Parish Room
Come and have a free coffee/tea and a piece of homemade cake. In the Parish Room.
Every first Wednesday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours


(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4665
Diocesan ID: 20/626
Built: 1874
Architect: Tim Ratcliffe
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Deanery of Wrockwardine Patronage Board
Archdeaconry: SALOP (203)
Deanery: WROCKWARDINE (20309)
Benefice: Wrockwardine Deanery (20/457BH)
Parish Legal Name: Withington (200626 )
CofE Church Info: (620626 20/626)
Short URL: acny.uk/4665/
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This page was last updated on Sunday 30th July 2017
Withington S.John the Baptist, Withington, Shropshire, SY4 4PZ - At the end of the road next to the pub. Map Reference SJ576129.

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