Stokesay: St John the Baptist

The Church of Saint John the Baptist: founded in the 12th century, rebuilt in the 17th century.  Serving God and the community of Craven Arms into the 21st century.

Our church stands in a glorious setting amongst the hills of south Shropshire, adjacent to Stokesay Castle, one of the jewels of English Heritage's crown.  We aim to keep the church open for visitors to enjoy in line with the opening hours of the castle.

Sunday services of Holy Communion are held at the Pilgrim Centre in Dale Street, Craven Arms on First and Third Sundays of the month at 8.00am.  On the Second and Fourth Sundays, the service of Holy Communion with Hymns is held at Stokesay at 9.45am (during the winter months, these services are held at the Pilgrim Centre).  The Fifth Sunday is a joint Benefice service - see service poster in Notices section for details).

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Revd Clive Munday

Stokesay Vicarage, Clun Road, Craven Arms

What's on

Morning Prayers every Thursday at 10.30 am

Every Thursday at for 1 hour
Please note that this event will not be taking place between and
Stokesay: St John the Baptist
Stokesay Lane Stokesay Craven Arms, SY7 9AH, United Kingdom

There will be a Morning Prayer service at Stokesay every Thursday morning commencing at 10.30am. This service will be live streamed on the Benefice Facebook page: 'Craven Arms Parishes'.

As part of the Year of Faith 2 events of note are taking place local in the next 2 months. One at St Laurence's, Ludlow on Saturday, 10th February and the other at Craven Arms Community Centre on Thursday, 14th March.



Our Parishes are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Benefice Safeguarding Officer (BSO). Our Diocese’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our BSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the BSO (Contact details are on church notice boards) or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor on the link below. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

Hereford Diocesan Safeguarding Team