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Upcoming Events
Dec
11
Mon
8:00 pm Parish Council Meeting @ Wigmore Village Hall
Parish Council Meeting @ Wigmore Village Hall
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Wigmore Group Parish Council The group parish council meets every 2nd Monday in the month (other than August) at Wigmore Village Hall. Why not come along and have your say about anything you would like to discuss about your village? The[...]
Jan
8
Mon
8:00 pm Parish Council Meeting @ Wigmore Village Hall
Parish Council Meeting @ Wigmore Village Hall
Jan 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Wigmore Group Parish Council The group parish council meets every 2nd Monday in the month (other than August) at Wigmore Village Hall. Why not come along and have your say about anything you would like to discuss about your village? The[...]
Feb
2
Fri
all-day Battle of Mortimer’s Cross Anniv...
Battle of Mortimer’s Cross Anniv...
Feb 2 all-day
Anniversary of the Wars of the Roses battle, fought in 1461 almost on our doorstep. The Mortimer’s Cross pub now stands roughly in the centre of what would have been the battlefield on that day.

Churches

For details of the services in all four churches, click here

St James ~ Wigmore

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Founded as a collegiate church by the powerful Mortimer family. It lies on the site of an earlier Saxon building. The building has a very early Norman nave. Herringbone masonry is visible on the outside of the north wall. The church stands above the village, and with the ruined castle, dominates the village and surroundings of Wigmore. The churchyard cross is much restored. It stands on a 14th century base, with an ogee- headed niche. This feature is found in a number of churches along The Marches. More rare inside is a piscina high on the south wall by the chancel arch. This is a legacy of the original rood screen which, unusually, had an altar on it.

St. Mary Magdalene ~ Leinthall Starkes

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The church is a little way from the village. It probably marks the site of the older and now deserted village. It is a simple church with a Norman foundation, with a few later additions. The bellcote is 17th century. It is approached down its own green lane and is a haven of quiet and peace. The ‘Green Lane’ track from the road can be very slippery, it is probably not suitable for wheel chairs. Please take care. Due to the isolation of this church it is usually locked. Please contact the Reverend Mike Catling on 01547 540235to arrange for access.

St Mary the Virgin ~ Elton

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This small church stands close to Elton Hall, surrounded by hills. It has a Norman nave, chancel and doorways. The lancet windows are 13th century and the screen dates from the 15th and 17th centuries. The church was restored in 1876. Its medieval bells still call our worshippers to church.

St Giles ~ Pipe Aston

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Pipe Aston is a Norman gem, set in an immaculately kept churchyard. It was partly rebuilt in the 13th century, and has had restoration and preservation work completed in 2013. Its ornate north doorway boasts a Norman tympanum. It is so perfectly preserved that it looks as if it was carved yesterday. The nave has an original Norman wall painting. The roof is late 14th century.

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