Middleton: Holy Trinity, SY8 2DZ
The growing congregation (average 20+ in 2010) of this tiny Norman chapel has developed a reputation for its warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. The interior of the church is relatively simple, with a rare 16th century screen and a pulpit of the same era. The font and some of the stained glass date from extensive "renovation" in the mid-1800s by local landowner Sir Charles Rouse-Boughton, who was also responsible for the addition of the porch, lych-gate and the replacement of a small bell tower with a bellcote. The churchyard, with its Spring showing of cherry blossom and rhododendrons, contains only six graves (of members of the Rouse-Boughton family) is kept immaculate thanks to the Downton Hall estate.
Services are Book of Common Prayer.
Where there is a 5th Sunday in the month, members of the Ashford Group are invited to attend the 10.00am Communion Service at St Laurence in Ludlow