The Church (no dedication), Pendock, Worcestershire
- What's nearby
A link to Elgar
Pendock church is seen standing proud above the motorway to Ross-on-Wye. Earthworks in fields north of the church mark the site of a medieval village and probably the de Pendocks' manor house. Much of this charming church is Norman, although the tenth-century font suggests an even earlier building; in the fourteenth century new windows were added, and the west tower was built. There are lovely sixteenth-century pews and Jacobean communion rails. It is thought that the famous English composer Sir Edward Elgar may once have played the lovely little Georgian organ inside.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A dazzling interior
From side road through farmyard gate up track with vehicular access to grass parking and turning area. Reasonably level entrance with access through an animal gate to church yard. Two steps down to open porch with tiled surface. Reasonably level access from the track through the churchyard to level entrance at south door. Entrance is via an animal gate so wheelchair access is not possible.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
5 miles west of Tewkesbury; church located off 'C' road from Pendock centre towards A438; south of Sledge Green
Nearest railway station: Colwall (6.6 miles)
History & Further Information
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. Herefordshire & Worcestershire County Guide 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.
Community information for The Church (no dedication), Pendock All our Worcestershire churches are in CCT's West region.
Useful local links
- Visit Worcestershire
- North East Worcestershire tourism website
- Family Days out in Worcestershire
- Worcestershire Archaeological Society
- Worcestershire Industrial Archaeology & Local History Society
- The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry
- A list of churches in Worcestershire
- Worcestershire is in the Diocese of Worcester