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Alcester Minster Churches

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St Peter - Coughton

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Welcome to St Peter - Coughton

‘a worshipping community at the heart of the village'

The members of St Peter’s Church are very friendly and active. Almost everyone is involved in some aspect of the life of the Church.

 

This can be taking part in:

  • worship
  • through meeting and greeting
  • singing in the choir
  • instrument playing
  • reading
  • ringing the bells
  • putting on social events
  • organising coffee mornings or afternoon teas for the elderly
  • helping with the food bank
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  • 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.

 

There is also an annual fête in conjunction with the Sambourne Minifest and we organise a stall at the Coughton Court fête.

 

Home groups run throughout the year.  Please click the link: get-involved.html.

 

Sat Nav: B49 5JA

St Peter Coughton is just off the A435 between Alcester and Studley. The Church is in the grounds of Coughton Court (National Trust). Although not part of the NT, it is normally available to visit when Coughton Court is open as well as at published services times (unless there is a wedding or funeral).

 

When attending St Peter's Church for a service when the NT property is not open, approach the church from the access road off Coughton Field Lane. Please park in the NT car park over the bridge beyond the house and walk back to  the church.

 

If visiting/attending the church when the NT property is open, please take the turning off the Birmingham Road (A435) directing you to the NT car park. Please park and walk to the church which is on the left just past the house

 

Coughton Court is generally open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm March to October - check out the NT website for specific opening times: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coughton-court

 

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.

Contact Details:
Pat Newbold - Churchwarden 01527 458852 the_newbolds@blueyonder.co.uk
Sunday in the Month Time Church Service Description
1st 9 am St Peter Coughton Choral Holy Communion Communion with fuller liturgy, choir and sung responses
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 9 am St Peter Coughton Morning Prayer Morning Prayer service
4th 11 am Sambourne Church Family Communion Communion suitable for all ages with illustrated talk
5th 10 am St Nicholas Alcester Minster Celebration Communion for everyone in the Minster parishes

Built on a Norman site near the fording point of the river Arrow, the Church was rebuilt and styled in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Money was left in 1518 by the then Sir Robert Throckmorton to glaze the east window and much of the original glass can still be seen today.

 

The tomb in the nave was for Sir Robert Throckmorton who died in the holy land in 1518. There are numerous tombs to celebrate other members of the Throckmorton family from 1518 to 1791. The churchyard has a cross base with a sundial on a seventeenth century column. The clock, which has no external face is believed to have been made locally and there is a ring of six bells in the tower.

Alcester Minster Churches - 07840 284 294 (Administrator)  01789 764 261 (Rector)