Church of St Cosmas & St Damian, Stretford, Herefordshire
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A church as broad as it is long.
Sitting next to a farmyard, this unusual and interesting church is almost as broad as it is long, and its dedication is to the patron saints of physicians and surgeons.
The roof was constructed in about 1540; two massive early sixteenth-century timber screens go right across the church and there is a Jacobean pulpit in the middle.
The two fourteenth-century stone effigies are probably members of the Delabere family who lived locally.
This church is also part of our Five Churches Trail, which takes you on a wonderful journey around the rural heartland of Herefordshire.
A tiny church with ancient origins
A needle sharp spire with views over the Wye Valley
A Medieval church and Knights Templar chapel
From lane and farm entrance up a grass slope through a wooden gate, along an undulating grass path in the churchyard to the south porch.
Level entrance to sandstone flagstones in the open porch, leading to the south door. Porch entrance is level but there are 2 steps down past the south door to the nave floor.
Disabled access information
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
4 miles south west of Leominster, off A44 and left onto the A4110; church is signposted from A4110; country lane leads to farm and church
Nearest railway station: Leominster (4 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Herefordshire & Worcestershire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Herefordshire & Worcestershire.St. Cosmas and St. Damian, Stretford guidebook
Click here to download a copy of the CP which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!Stretford Church Plan March 2021.pdf
Church of St Cosmas & St Damian, Stretford, is in our west region.
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