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St. John the Baptist's Church, Withington




Introduction Information Services Location Gallery History

Introduction
Welcome to St. John the Baptist's Church, Withington. Below you will find details of our clergy and leaders, a list of our services, the location of our church, a short history of the church and gallery of pictures. If you are ever in this area please visit us - you will be made very welcome.

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Information

Readers:
Ros Andrew
Doreen Brown

Warden:
Marion Hillaby

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Services
Below is a list of our regular services. Any changes / extra services can also be found below.


Day

Time

Service
1st Sunday of the month 6.30 pm Evening Service
2nd Sunday of the month 11.00 am Family Service
3rd Sunday of the month 6.30 pm Evening Service
4th Sunday of the month 9.30 am Holy Communion
5th Sunday of the month - Deanery Service at one of our churches
Sunday 31st July
Trinity 10
11.00 am Deanery Service at Wroxeter

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Location
St. John the Baptist's Church, Withington is sited about 1 mile north of the A5 some 6 miles east of Shrewsbury.

If you would like to see a very detailed map of the area (1:50,000) then click here to go to Streetmap.

If you would like an smaller scale map (1:200,000) showing Withington relative to the major road network then click here to go to Streetmap.


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Gallery
Pictures will be added in the near future.

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History
The Church was founded in the 12th Century as a Chapel of Upton Magna. It was entirely rebuilt between 1872 and 1874 in style of the late 13th century. It consists of a 2 bay chancel, with organ chamber on the north side, a 3 bay nave and porch (also on the north side) and at the west end a 4 staged tower, with a clock, topped by a spire which is a landmark for some miles.

The fittings include a stone reredos and central panel with relief of the crucifixion, altar rails, an oak lectern and octagonal stone pulpit and font. There are still a number of earlier features, including the16th century. There are 2 bells, cast in the 13th or 14th century which hang in a two tier timber frame for 5 bells of about 1800, pre-dating the 1874 tower. These are the 2nd and 3rd oldest Church bells in Shropshire.

The Church registers began in 1591 and the Church has been used for worship since that time.

We welcome visitors to our church. You are welcome to attend Sunday servies, when Christians of all denominations are welcome to share in communion with us. Or you can just come to look around the church. If it is locked, please contact the Rector on 01952-251857.

Built: 1874

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