All Saints' Church, Spetchley, Worcestershire

Address: Spetchley, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 1RS
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Open from 23 March to 30 September from Wednesday to Sunday and on Bank Holiday Mondays from 11.00am to 6.00pm; October open weekends only from 11.00am to 4.00pm; church is open when Spetchley Park is open; other times keyholder nearby
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Spectacular life-size monuments

This simple 700-year-old church sits next to Spetchley Park and gardens.

Spectacular historic monuments to the Berkeley family who own the Park, feature life-size figures in glorious 17th-century costume.

Particularly splendid is the central monument in the south chapel to Sir Rowland Berkeley (died 1611) and his wife, lying under an arched canopy with obelisks at the four corners.

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Road directions

3 miles east of Worcester on A422 towards Alcester and Stratford-upon-Avon; the church is in the grounds of Spetchley Park, which is well signposted, and is close to the Deer Bridge over the main road

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Worcester Scrub Hill (2.4 miles)

OS Reference No.

SO 895 539

What’s on & news

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16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

PDF iconHerefordshire & Worcestershire County Guide (PDF, 4.7mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Herefordshire & Worcestershire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Sheila (04 Dec 2011, 15:34)

    Searching for ancestors graves we had a walk round the churchyard of this fine church. We will be back during the opening period. Well worth a visit!

  2. Andy Marshall (27 Apr 2014, 07:39)

    I found the church via the CCT app. Wonderful setting next to the park. The interior holds some wonderful monuments with the stylistic decoration of the Northern Renaissance. Strapwork and obelisks abound. Inside can be found examples of the evolution of technology (see the oak chest and iron strap work), stylistic history, typography, fashion and architectural history. A university in a church....

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All Saints' Church, Spetchley, Worcestershire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.