Alcester Minster Churches
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St Peter - Coughton
When we meet
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:
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.
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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.
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|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)