Much Cowarne: St Mary the Virgin, Much Cowarne

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St. Mary’s stands on an eminance overlooking the Lodon valley and is approached via a drive through farm buildings. Adjacent to the churchyard are what are thought to be former medieval carp ponds. The building now comprises a tower, nave and south aisle and chancel all dating to about the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. There are some good monuments including a thirteenth century stone effigy of a knight and nearby the stone effigies of a Renaissance man and his wife with the figures of ten kneeling children around the tomb. Edward Elgar is known to have stopped off at Much Cowarne on his many cycling trips, a fact marked by a plaque inside the church.

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Rev. Steven Baggs
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Bishops Frome
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BCP Matins, Lay Led
Lay led service
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
Every fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion
United service in one of the Benefice churches
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship



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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10660
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: HEREFORD (181)
Deanery: BROMYARD (18102)
Benefice: Frome Valley Group of Parishes (18/114BK)
Parish Legal Name: Much Cowarne (180050 )
CofE Church Info: (618050 18/50)
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The current editor is: Richard Priest

This page was last updated on Friday 18th November 2016
Much Cowarne: St Mary the Virgin : Church Lane, Much Cowarne, Herefordshire, HR7 4JQ

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