Fundraising and how you can help

Our group of churches rely greatly on help and support from the community. We hold fund raising events throughout the year. If you could help by donating to our funding please click on one of the churches to find out more and visit our GoldenGiving page

 

 


        

 

 

 

St Mary Magdalene, Croome D'Abitot

A masterpiece of architectural fantasy

The original church at Croome was demolished by the 6th Earl of Coventry when he decided to replace his adjacent Jacobean house in the 1750s. His new house and park were designed and laid out by Capability Brown as was the church, set on a low hill nearby in Croome Park as an 'eye catcher'. The views out to the Malvern Hills on a clear day are spectacular.

The interiors of both house and church are attributed to Robert Adam and were completed in 1763. Built by some of the finest craftsmen in England, every detail has been considered, from pretty plaster mouldings to handsome carved pews - the church is a perfect fantasy of the period, with elegant Gothick windows and plasterwork, pulpit, communion rails, commandments and creed boards.

Opulent monuments brought from the old church, long since demolished, show the former Barons and Earls of Coventry in their full glory. The earliest - in black and white marble - shows the 1st Lord, who died in 1639, reclining under a canopy. The monument to the 1st Earl, who died in 1699, is missing because the 2nd Earl disapproved of his father's second marriage, at an advanced age, to a servant, Elizabeth Graham. His monument is now in the nearby church of St Mary's at Elmley Castle instead.

St Mary Magdalene is open whenever Croome Park is open - see the National Trust's Croome Park website for detailed opening times.

24 Aug 2019
04:00PM -
Messy Church 4-5.30pm
26 Aug 2019
04:00PM -
Messy Church 4-5.30pm
27 Aug 2019
04:00PM -
Messy Church 4-5.30pm
01 Sep 2019
10:15AM - 10:45AM
FREE Breakfast - St Marys
01 Sep 2019
10:45AM - 11:30AM
Xcite service - St Marys

Contact us

Rev. Mark Badger

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01905 820057

07828 233049

  

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