St Mary & St David, Kilpeck

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St Mary & St David Kilpeck is part of the Ewyas Harold Group of Parishes.  For information on services see below.

HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE

Kilpeck Church is a jewel, described as ‘one of the most perfect Norman village churches in England…’ [Pevsner]. In c.850 a charter records [in the Book of Llandaff] the gift of the Church with a surrounding estate to Bishop Crecielis; described as the cil, or retreat / cell, of Pedic in Ergyng, an area in the southern part of Herefordshire, it suggests an earlier dedication to an unknown Saint Pedic. The graveyard was originally rounded denoting an even older religious site. It was evidently an important and ancient site. The present building, in red sandstone, is a typical lay-out of nave, chancel and apse of c.1134-1145, though it may incorporate some Saxon masonry. The builder was Hugh de Kilpeck. The Church’s glory is the wealth of decoration, originally painted and is the prime surviving example of the Herefordshire School of Sculpture. Much of it seems to have been produced about the time the church was given to the Benedictine Abbey of Gloucester in 1143; a priory of this Abbey was nearby. The sculptures on the south doorway, chancel arch and west window are magnificent. The eighty-five corbels, include a ‘sheela-na-gig’, probably a fertility symbol. The massive font, is Norman or earlier, the gallery c.17th century. The church stands between the remains of Kilpeck Castle and the six acre deserted medieval village whose main road still serves as an access road to the church. There is a guidebook on sale in the church, as are copies of 'The Herefordshire School of Romanesque Sculpture' (2nd edition, 2013) by Malcolm Thurlby, along with postcards and CDs.
Guided tours are available by arrangement with the Churchwarden, telephone: 01981 570209.

SERVICES

1st Sunday of the month - Dec, Jan and Feb at 11.15am, Mar to Oct at 6pm.

We share services with St Devereux on the second Sunday (10am) and with St Peter's Wormbridge on the third Sunday (10am).  On the fourth Sunday we worship elsewhere in the Ewyas Harold Group of Parishes.  On a 5th Sunday there is a 10am Group Service (see below for list).

Easter Day 27.3.16  -  10am Communion (CW Trad) at Wormbridge

Sunday 1.5.16  -  Rogation Sunday at Kilpeck - walk from 4pm (meet at the church), return for afternoon tea (bring n share) then a 6pm service.

Sunday 5.6.16  -  Songs of Praise with Ross Methodist/URC, at 6pm

Harvest Festival and Eats joint with St Devereux and Wormbridge, date and time tbd.

Christmas 2016 - Carol singing in the village, meet at the pub, date tbd.  18.12.15, 3pm Carol Service at Wormbridge (tbc).  Christmas Eve, 11.30pm HC at Kilpeck Church (tbc).

5th Sundays 2016:-

29.5.16  -  Deanery Service with Lunch, Madley Church at 11am

31.7.16   -  10am Group Sung Eucharist at Dore Abbey with the English Choral Experience Consort

30.10.16  -  10am Group Communion, location tbd.  All Saint's Sunday.  6pm service in memoriam of loved ones, location tbd.

1.1.17  -  10am Group Communion, location tbd.

 

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The Revd Ashley Evans
The Rectory,
Ewyas Harold,
Herefordshire HR2 0EZ
(01981) 240079 (Rector)

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Harvest Festival and Lunch?
To be confirmed - Harvest Festival Service for Kilpeck, Sr Devereux and Wormbridge Churches held at Kilpeck Church, followed by lunch at Kilpeck Village Hall.
Sunday 9th October 2016 at 11:00 AM for 2 hours
Midnight Communion
TBC.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship

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Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

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Incumbent: The Revd Ashley Francis EVANS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10580
Built: old site, present Church12th century
Archdeaconry: HEREFORD (181)
Deanery: ABBEYDORE (18101)
Parish Legal Name: KILPECK (180021 18/21)
CofE Church Info: (618021 18/21)
Short URL: acny.uk/10580/
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This page was last updated on Saturday 30th April 2016
 
 
 
St Mary & St David , 10 miles from Hereford, south of A465, in Kilpeck village, Grid Reference SO 445305, Kilpeck, Herefordshire, HR2 9DB

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