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 Ride and Stride 2017

These churches will welcome visitors between 10am and 6pm unless otherwise indicated
A = open and manned   B = open but not manned  C = closed but register of visitors in porch/on door
T = toilets  R = refreshments
Church’s own description of their building and EXTRAS

Acton Trussell St James A(wedding today, register in car park until 1.30pm)TR Beautiful C13 church in rural setting close to remains of Roman villa SEE OUR NEW MEMORIAL GARDEN
Adbaston St Michael and All Angels ATR Pretty country church, pink sandstone, mainly C15 with some earlier Norman features DISPLAY OF ALL OLD REGISTERS FROM 1600’S UP TO TODAY (not confirmed)
Alrewas All Saints ATR  A tranquil, beautiful church with recent modern refurbishments adding to its appeal
Anslow Holy Trinity AT Beautiful Norman church in picturesque village
Armitage St John the Baptist ATR Grade 2 listed building with Norman font and Samuel Green organ
Ashley St John the Baptist ATR We are in Jenkins’ ‘1000 Best Churches’ because of a very special monument
Barton under Methodist ATR
Barton under Needwood Our Lady RC ATR Built 1963, extended 2003; Our Lady has semi-circular seating round the altar
Barton under Needwood St James ATR Pre-Reformation Tudor church with Tudor east window, Victorian enlargement and stained glass DISPLAY ABOUT THE BARTON MEN WHO DIED IN 1917
Baswich (=Berkswich) Holy Trinity ATR Predominantly Georgian with 1960’s transepts; a three-decker pulpit and a squire’s pew on pillars
Bednall A(if not manned register in porch) Fine example of simple Victorian church
Biddulph Moor Christ Church ATR Intimate; beautiful stained glass; set in attractive, well-maintained graveyard
Betley St Margaret BTR A grade 1 listed timber church with Jacobean pulpit; magnificent stained glass
Bilbrook Holy Cross A(am)B(pm) TR Welcoming church open every day from 10am
Bishops Offley Methodist BTR(specially good refreshments, well worth a detour! – Ed.) Welcoming wayside chapel in a glorious corner of God’s Kingdom
Bradley St Mary and All Saints B  Norman font and 11th century Lady Chapel; Victorian rood screen; Browne memorial
Brewood St Mary and St Chad BTR 1000 years of worship on this site; oldest bell in tower 1585
Brocton All Saints ATR Smal, intimate village church, dating from early C20
Broughton St Peter AT(maybe for flower festival)R High box pews, ornate wall-mounted memorials, and outstanding stained glass in east window (FLOWER FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND)
Brownhills St James C   1850-1; Art Nouveau glass in west window
 
Burston St Rufin B St Rufin’s was built in 1859 of brick and seats 42 (Very picturesque waterside setting – Ed.)
Calton St Mary the Virgin BT(in village hall opposite) Small but beautiful place of worship in Peak District built by parishioners
Chebsey All Saints BR An oasis of peace and quiet, usually open day time
Checkley St Mary and All Saints ATR Beautiful mediaeval church; 14th century painted glass in east window; Ninian Comper high altar; Danish/Saxon font
Church Eaton St Editha ATR  A lovely 11th century church with superb stained glass windows by Kempe
Clifton Campville St Andrew A  Grade 1 listed church, remarkable for its fine spire, C14 and C15 screens CHURCH CAFE
Colwich St Michael and all Angels ATR Historic, listed building, well worth visiting
Coppenhall St Lawrence AR Small C13 church; Camm windows; quiet rural churchyard, good view of Stafford Castle
Derrington St Matthew AR Small, friendly village church with  a welcoming atmosphere
Dunstall St Mary ATR A beautiful estate church in an idyllic setting with alabaster reredos and chancel walls
Fradley St Stephen ATR Plays an important role in community life in Fradley PLANT AND JEWELRY SALE
Gnosall Methodist ATR Opened in 1902; display cabinet with memorabilia and items from time capsule
 
Gratwich St Mary B Quiet country church in the middle of a small hamlet
Great Haywood St John RC A  Originally the chapel of Tixall Hall; moved here in 1845
Great Haywood St Stephen ATR Situated in a conservation area, close to the grounds of the Shugborough Estate
Hamstall Ridware St Michael and all Angels AR  An ancient church in an idyllic setting
Hanbury St Werburgh BTR Our church is a very beautiful and interesting building, approx. 900 years old
Handsacre Methodist ATR Family friendly church with a new stained glass window – ask for it to be illuminated! SERVING BACON BAPS AND OTHER REFRESHMENTS FOR CHARITY
Hanley St Luke A(10-11.30 for coffee morning)TR then C A place of beauty and an oasis where you encounter God’s love
Harlaston St Matthew ATR Unusual roof timbers (Very picturesque – Ed.)
Hartshill Holy Trinity ATR A fine George Gilbert Scott church of cathedral proportions; and a treasure trove of Minton tiles
Haughton St Giles AR Grade 2 listed, rebuilt in 1887 by J.L. Pearson of Truro Cathedral
High Offley St Mary ATR Mediaeval church of many periods, great views towards Wales
Himley St Michael and All Angels C Attractive parish church, rebuilt by the Earl of Dudley in 1764, situated by Himley Hall
Hints St Bartholomew B ‘1882, a dignified design, good monuments’ – Pevsner
Hixon St Peter B ‘1848 by George Gilbert Scott, already fully Camdenian’ – Pevsner
Kings Bromley All Saints ATR Beautiful building set in a beautiful churchyard
 
Knightley Christ Church ATR A lovely Victorian building, 1841, in yellow brick by Thomas Trubshaw
Lichfield Christ Church ATR    Beautiful chancel ceiling paintings by John Dixon-Batten
Madeley All Saints ATR Grade 1 listed; oldest parts 1170; rich in C19 stained glass
Madeley Poolside Methodist Chapel C 
Marchington St Peter A(10-2)T B(2-6) A charming Georgian church with Victorian chancel
Marchington Woodlands St John ATR Beautiful church in wonderful rural setting; magnificent views; lovely spot for picnics
Milwich All Saints ATR  The mediaeval tower houses the oldest dated bell in Staffordshire – 1409
Moreton St Mary AR Tranquil church, high on a hill
Mucklestone St Mary BTR Lots of Gothic in the Decorated style – original and Victorian
National Memorial Arboretum BTR  A quiet place to sit and remember in peace and tranquility
Newcastle under Lyme St Giles A(10am-4pm)TR A glorious George Gilbert Scott church with many outstanding features
Norbury St Peter AR
Early C14 in the Decorated Gothic style; contains brass effigy of Lady Hawys (1360)
Norton Bridge St Luke BTR Also a community centre with a recently fitted kitchen
Ranton All Saints AR Ancient C14 font and imposing pulpit; sundials on exterior walls
Rollestone on Dove St Mary AT Norman church with a fine set of monuments
 
Salt St James the Great AR Built 1842 by Thomas Trubshaw funded by Earl Talbot
Seighford St Chad BTR A beautiful village church with some original C10 features
Slitting Mill St John the Baptist A(a.m.)C(p.m.) R Unique building, very small, about 200 years old, once the village school room (A semi-detached church! – Ed.)
Stafford Rowley Street C
Stafford St Bertelin ATR  Lady chapel window an example of ‘dale de verre’ stained glass depicting the crucifixion
Stafford St Chad AR Atmospheric prayerful place with stunning interior makes this a gem worth visiting TOURS AND CHILDREN’S TRAIL
Stafford St Mary A(till 4.30pm)T Wonderful old church with impressive nave altar in the heart of Stafford COFFEE CONCERT (11-12) FEATURING FOLK GROUP ‘THE CROOKED BAWBEES’; BELL TOWER OPEN 10-11 AND 12-3; FREE ENTRY TO BOTH
Stone Christ Church ATR Well-kept Victorain church with modern extension
Swindon St John the Evangelist ATR A lovely Victorian sandstone church with some good stained glass LOCAL HISTORY DISPLAY
Tamworth Spital Chapel of St James AR  A wonderful Norman chapel; loads of history; heritage displays (REMARKABLE BUILDING – Ed.)
Tamworth St Editha ATR(before 12.30) Centre of town church with beautiful windows
Walton on the Hill St Thomas ATR Charming Victorian building, tall spire, carved oak reredos, and St George’s WWI memorial chapel
Weeford St Mary the Virgin B  1802 with Victorian additions; stained glass from the Chapel of the Duc de Orleans (near Paris)
Weston Methodist ATR Our church is over 100 years old; it has a lovely welcoming outlook THE LADIES MANNING THE CHURCH ENJOY FISH & CHIPS TOGETHER -CARE TO JOIN THEM?
Whittington St Giles ATR Stands high above the village, last resting place of Thomas Spencer of Marks and Spencer (!)
                                                             YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO JOIN US ON:
         1. A WALK FROM THE CHURCH TO LICHFIELD AND AROUND THE LICHFIELD CHURCHES
                                                                                  2. GROUP CYCLE RIDE
Whitgreave St John the Evangelist C Newly restored; light, peaceful church; visit and be inspired!
Wolverhampton, Castlecroft Church of the Good Shepherd A(10-1)TR 1950’s church, simple structure but with some fine details
Wolverhampton St Andrew C 1960’s church in Modernist style; magnificent stained glass window by John Piper
Wychnor St Leonard BR A beautiful C12 church; peaceful and tranquil in the countryside
Yoxall Woodlane St Francis of Sales RC AR First post-Reformation Catholic church in Staffordshire – a tiny gem
Yoxall St Peter ATR C13 village church with Tudor and Victorian tombs

 

 

      A photo (67) IMG_1998      Jill Rogers, Esther Handy, Miriam Ridley and Rev. Andrew Ridley at St Paul's Methodist, Woodmill Yoxall IMG_1989