Church of England Diocese of Gloucester Wormington

St Katharine

There are three good reasons to visit St Katherine's. The first is a stone Saxon crucifix displayed above the altar at the east end of the south aisle. The crucifix depicts Jesus on the cross, and above him the Holy Spirit is represented as a hand reaching out. The crucifix has been dated to the 9th century and was found in the grounds of Wormington Grange. It is thought that the crucifix belonged to Winchcombe Abbey before the Dissolution of the Monasteries.  The other appealing historic artefact at St Katherine's is the Savage Brass. This is a memorial brass dated to 1605 which is hung on the south wall of the chancel.

On Christmas Day 2018, we experienced a miraculous ‘Breading of the Bread’ at our Communion Service in St Katherine's.  The large circular Bread was not broken as Clergy usually do at the end of the Eucharistic Prayer.  Before our priest commenced the Eucharistic Prayer she placed the large wafer, which was intact, on top of the smaller wafers on the plate, she then moved away from the Altar to the Credence table to pour water and wine into the Chalice, on her return to the Altar, the large wafer had been broken perfectly in two right down the centre of the Cross and placed on the plate. Rev Julia explained to the congregation what had just happened, it was amazing! We really felt we were not alone in our Eucharistic Celebration on that special Christmas morning.

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Rev Julia Hook

The Vicarage Church Road Alderton Tewkesbury

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Every Fourth Sunday at 9 a.m. for 40m
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