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Stretton Sugwas: St Mary Magdalene, HR4 7PT


Church
Stretton Sugwas: St Mary Magdalene, Stretton Sugwas
Address
Stretton Sugwas Hereford, HR4 7PT
Deanery
Hereford
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The church was built in 1878 after demolishing the old church due to disrepair, using the timbers from the old church as beams and they raised a tower much higher than the original and a loftier nave, entered through old Norman arches from the South door and tower. Light streams through generous windows showing up some of the treasures in stone.

The greatest of the treasure is the Samson Tympanum, as you walk in at the South door it faces you above the door to the belfry. It is a semi-circular carving of breath taking beauty, depicting Samson seated astride a lion and forcing its jaws open with bare hands. It is a brilliant example of the work of the great mediaeval sculptor known as the Chief Master , working under the patronage of Sir Ralph de Baskerville.

The incised memorial stone of Richard Greenway and his wife is built into the South Wall by the Norman font, in the old church it was laid over their grave.

The old Chancel screen was re-erected at the entrance to the Vestry, consisting of two fixed panels and double doors it shows that the Chancel Arch of the old church was quite narrow.

Samples of heraldic tiles can be seen in the Vestry


Sunday


  • 3rd,4th and 5th Sundays

    Parish Eucharist

    Every 2nd , 3rd and 4th Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

    Common worship, Family friendly, Coffee, Communion, Hymnsevent, Singingevent, Church, Allages, Choirevent

  • 2nd, Sunday of the month group service

    Parish Communion Group Service at St Mary Magdalene, in March, July and November

    Every 2nd , 3rd and 4th Sunday at 10 a.m.

    Common worship, Family friendly

  • First Sunday of the month - Family Service

    Family Service

    Every 1st Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

    Common worship, Family friendly, Coffee

Monday


Tuesday


Wednesday


Thursday


Friday


  • Whist Drive

    Held in Stretton Sugwas Village Hall
    Last Friday of the month

    Every Friday at 7:30 p.m. for 120 minutes

    Monthly

    Coffee

Saturday


Full name
Stretton Sugwas: St Mary Magdalene
Built
1878
Architect
Mr Cheiake
Deanery
Hereford
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