Holy Ascension

The Church of the Holy Ascension

It appears that a settlement of some kind could be found at Mappleborough Green from a very early date. According to Dugdale the village was originally known as “The Haywood” or “The Grove Haia”, which in 1201, Peter Corbizum granted to “William son of Geoffrey”. In 1341, this land was surrendered to Peter de Montfort of Beaudesert. Until 1824 it remained part of the common waste of the parish of Studley.

The Church of the Holy Ascension is a ‘plant’ of Studley and was commissioned and financed by Sir William Jaffray, Bart. (of Skilts). Built in memory of his first wife Mabel, the Church was initially opened on Wednesday 11th July 1888. The Dedication sermon was preached by The Lord Bishop of Worcester. (The Church was included in the Worcester Diocese.)

The building specifications are recorded in a document written at the time of the Church’s unveiling. ‘For its size the Church has an aspect of unusual dignity due alike to the excellent proportions designed by the architect and to the skilful manner in which the constructional ornament is combined with severe simplicity of general lines.’

Mappleborough Church is well known for its warm welcome, where people feel comfortable whether they are regular worshippers or visitors Services are held every Sunday at 10.00 a.m. and alternate between traditional, contemporary and lively all age worship. Details can be found on the weekly news sheet and monthly diary page on this website.

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Judith McLelland

Parish Administrator
(01527) 850130

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Morning Worship

Every First Sunday at for 45 mins
Holy Ascension
Birmingham Road (A435) Mappleborough Green Warwickshire, B80 7DJ, GB

A service of the Word. Typically about 45 minutes.


"Our parish of Studley w Mappleborough Green is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Coventry’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO For safeguarding concerns:
Parish Safeguarding Officer: Sue Johnson 07781 388900
[email protected]
Diocesan safeguarding Team (24hrs) 024 7652 1345
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."