The church is open during daylight hours.
We warmly welcome you to the beautiful church of St Edith's in the village of Pulverbatch in the Shropshire Hills. We are an Anglican Church committed to loving God and encouraging each other on our journey of faith. Most of our church family live in Pulverbatch village and we offer a variety of worship styles to meet the varied needs and traditions. Whatever your style of worship you can be assured of a warm welcome.
The Church of St Edith occupies a prominent position in the village and is set in an elevated circular graveyard. This would lend support to suggestions that its origins stretch back to medieval or even earlier times as it could have been the site of hill fort.
The church's first known priest was 'John the Chaplain', recorded before 1193 and it began life as a daughter site to Pontesbury before being destroyed by Welsh raiders around 1400. It was rebuilt in the next century and substantially restored in 1773. The present church was rebuilt in 1853, but the west tower dates back to 1773. The tower was built in a classical style and includes a parapet with urns to the corners above a corbelled moulded cornice. On its south side is a clock with painted numerals, possibly also dating back to 1773. It is on account of this fine tower that the church has been designated a Grade II* listed building. The centenary of the rebuilding was celebrated on the day after coronation day in 1953.
The Circular churchyard, a defensive site, has some listed gravestones, excellent urn monument, Canadian war grave and Sukey Harley’s grave. (See True Gospel Ministries - Sukey Harley http://www.truegospel.net/Harley/)
For more about St Edith's Church see Pulverbatch Village Website http://www.pulverbatch.org.uk/stediths.shtml
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