St. Michael and All Angels Blewbury

Churchwardens:

Mrs Susanne Lay - 01235 850774

Mr Mark Phillips - 01235 850817
 

The Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels in the centre of the picturesque village of Blewbury speaks powerfully of the faith of countless generations of Christians.  Historically there was a church on this site in Saxon times, as mentioned in the Doomsday Book.  That church was rebuilt by the Normans towards the end of the 11th century and consisted of a Nave and Sanctuary.  The Chancel, north and south aisles, tower, Lady Chapel and porches were added gradually between the late 11th century and 1600.  We worship in a building that holds memories of those who have lived and worshipped here before us.  Our church contains many interesting and historic features which are explained in our church guide and in our audio-visual tour App for a Smartphone.  The latter can be downloaded from the ViewPoynt wi-fi network <iframe src="http://viewpoynt.com/widget.html" width="100%" height="285px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> .  We also sell postcards and a leaflet explaining our lovely Chancel stained glass window.

Even today, St Michael’s Church is the centre-point for the village population for baptisms, marriages, funerals, Christmas and Easter celebrations, concerts, exhibitions and Teas.  We have a Choir, a Sunday School, Bellringers, a Family Service team and a thriving PCC. The church is surrounded by a closed churchyard cemetery which is now part of a wildflower Living Churchyard Project.  The outside of the church and the churchyard featured in the Miss Marple film ‘Murder is Easy’.

The Church is open every day from around 9am until about 4pm in the winter months and 5pm during the lighter months.  Anyone wishing to use the Church outside these hours must contact one of the Churchwardens.