Much Birch: St Mary & St Thomas a Becket

Welcome to the church with two dedications! Yes, we have both St. Mary, a traditional dedication dating back to the founding of our church back in the mists of time but probably around the 9th C and St. Thomas Becket, who was also known as "The Man for all Seasons" in the play and film of the same name. At some stage in the 1400s, as best we can determine, someone went on pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, was healed and had a special carving done to go on the preaching cross in the churchyard. This was rediscovered in the 1990s when a grave was being dug.

We underwent a modernisation in the early 2000s and recently have refurbished the Victorian glass in the East End, which is well worth a visit.

You can also find our weekly video worship via our Facebook page at or search Revd Mark Wormelow Hundred Benefice on YouTube.

The parish of Much Birch is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Hereford’s safeguarding pages contains vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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Revd Mark Johnson

Becket House, Much Birch Herefordshire HR2 8HT

01981 540390
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Family Communion Service

Monthly. Every Second Sunday at for 1 hour
Much Birch: St Mary & St Thomas a Becket
A49 Ross to Hereford Much Birch Hereford, HR2 8HT, United Kingdom

Please come and join us for our family-friendly communion service with readings, prayers, a reflection and hymns reflecting the theme for the Sunday.

Everyday faith

Discover how we can support you to find and follow God in your everyday life.

You can now support St. Mary and St. Thomas a Becket church via the Easygiving option whenever you buy something online.