Facilities and features


Just 1, through the modern wooden door opposite the main entrance and then on the right

The toilet has 2 grab rails, usually up but they can be set down

NO steps between the road or pavement and the nave (& toilet).
1 step between the nave and chancel - we have a portable ramp, please ask if you would like to use it.
Box pews on a raised wooden platform but there is space for wheelchairs and chairs for others to sit alongside.

Services use microphones connected to speakers and a sound loop

Large print hymn books available
Most of the service booklets are large print for everyone

We welcome assistance and other well behaved dogs inside.
Ladbroke is near to the Guide Dog breeding centre and there several brood bitches/stud males have been cared for by our priests and congregation. The church was frequently visited by Fifi,a lovely black labrador who had 45 guide dog puppies before retiring!. Sadly she is no longer with us.

Our Building

It is stunning! 12 windows by a number of different studios including Hardmans, Kempe & Tower, Webb, Heaton Butler & Bayne and part of 1 window is medieval.
Stained glass guide available to borrow or buy.

Open 10-4 daily.

Ladbroke Church is Grade 1 listed and set in a conservation area with a thatched house next door. It is very photogenic viewed from the footpath in the adjacent field.

You can read about what you can see on the Explore Churches website

Music and Worship

5 bells, currently rung for a few services each year and special occasions. The last full peal was in December 2023 by a visiting team of "peal-baggers".

Our bell ringers would love others to join them. They often ring for the family service , weddings etc.

Visiting ringers should contact the tower captain if they would like to come and ring the Ladbroke Bells.

Built in 1876 by Hill & Sons, initially hand pumped but now with an electric blower and used regularly for services.
Organists are welcome to play it - please contact [email protected]

With very few exceptions the 3rd Sunday in the month is a BCP service.

No regular choir but....

A group of local people practice on Tuesday evenings in the run up to the Christmas Carol Service and a Good Friday musical event etc.

Groups, Courses and Activities

As well as services and one-off events, the following happen each year:
Spring : Soup and cheese lunches during Lent,
Mar : Guided tours (on Lottery Open Day)
Sep : Exhibition & tours (on Heritage Open Days)
Oct : Harvest Brunch
Nov : Night of our Light
Dec : Posada, Carol Singing around Ladbroke, Village Carol Service, Crib Service/Nativity Play

Monthly Heritage and Friendship group, usually on the first Wednesday in the Village Hall. It is dementia friendly and targetted at those that don't get out much, though everyone is welcome.

The cleaners! We get together to sweep and dust (and chat) usually on the first Saturday morning each month.

Help for Visitors

During Heritage Open Days and on request (if we are available).

Free leaflet pointing out the highlights
Guide to the stained glass windows can be borrowed, purchased or viewed on-line.
Many other leaflets & booklets available - see the visiting section of this website or look on www.ladbrokeheritage.org.uk

10am - 4pm daily, please check the calendar to ensure there is nothiong on which would hinder your visit

Other Features

Ladbroke has 18 listed buildings & structures and almost all of the village is a conservation area. There is an excellent pictorial map and also leaflets in the church porch which tell you a little about Ladbroke's history etc. You can reach the Millennium Green - either using by the footpath from the churchyard across "Farmyard Field" or by walking through the village - there's a pavement all the way.