Alcester Minster Churches
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St Mary - Kinwarton
When we meet
Welcome to St Mary the Virgin - Kinwarton
‘a worshipping community at the heart of the village’
This small church is surrounded by trees in a quiet, tranquil spot just off the main road between Alcester and Great Alne. Everyone is welcome to visit the church and experience for themselves the peaceful atmosphere. The church is open from dawn to dusk, but watch out for the three steps down into the building as you open the medieval door.
We are part of one parish with St Mary Magdalen, Great Alne.
For details of Sunday services please see the chart on the 'When we meet' page. Details of special services for Mothering Sunday, Easter, Harvest, Remembrance and Christmas will be listed on the noticeboard page: noticeboard.html.
A special service of Compline is held on February 2nd to celebrate the Virgin Mary after whom the church is named. The Minster Men sing at this medieval service in the candle-lit church.
Home groups run throughout the year. Please click the link: get-involved.html.
The lane to the church is off the B4089, about 1 mile from Alcester. The turning is marked “Kinwarton” and “Kinwarton Dovecote (NT)”. The lane divides at a small green, take the left fork and the church is on the right hand side.
If you are enquiring about a baptism or wedding at this church or are wanting your banns read here and are getting married in a church not in the Alcester Minster group then please contact the Administrator via the Contact Us page.
|S Kinnersley - Churchwarden||01789 488 265|
|Sunday in the Month||Time||Church||Service||Description|
|1st||11 am||St Mary Magdalen Great Alne||Family Communion||Communion suitable for all ages with illustrated talk|
|2nd||9 am||St Nicholas Alcester||Minster Communion||Communion service without singing|
|11 am||St Nicholas Alcester||Minster Family Communion||Communion suitable for all ages with illustrated talk|
|3rd||11 am||St Mary Magdalen Great Alne||Family Service||Short service for all ages|
|4th||9 am||St Mary the Virgin Kinwarton||Holy Communion||Communion service|
|5th||10 am||St Nicholas Alcester||Minster Celebration||Communion for everyone in the Minster parishes|
Records go back to 1292 and the church was consecrated in 1315. The church and dovecote are the only remaining buildings from this “lost village of Warwickshire.” Although the church had major restoration works in the 1840s, some remnants of the medieval building can be seen. An unusual number of weddings in the 1700s lead us to suspect that there were several eloping couples married in the church.
A plaque commemorates Kenneth Wakefield, a local man, who was killed with his crew while flying over France in WWII.
Alcester Minster Churches - 07840 284 294 (Administrator) 01789 764 261 (Rector)