Cleeton St Mary: St Mary
Churches in Lockdown 3
As lockdown continues, we are keeping our churches closed except for funerals, so that we can protect each other and look after our health workers by observing the lockdown fully.
Online services will continue to be published here and on Facebook and You Tube, so services will continue to be accompanied by birdsong and the sounds of flowing water, but with a bit more variety of style. Please share them with anyone in your bubble who does not have their own access to the internet.
Stay safe for what, with the vaccines now being delivered, we all hope and pray will be the last demanding lap of this pandemic. God will not be waiting for us to come back to the churches; he is with us out here, whenever and wherever we may worship, offer prayer or be still in his presence.
High up on the side of the Titterstone Clee Hill is the village of Cleeton St Mary. The Victorian church, along with the vicarage, almshouses and school, were all built by Revd George Pardoe of Bitterley, to serve the mining and smallholding communities of this side of the hill. The church is still active, with two services a month, and often visited by passing hill-walkers, who know there are refreshments available inside! A warm and friendly welcome awaits you if you would like to join us for worship.