Church of England. Grade 2*. Decorated and Perpendicular styles.
The Square, Feckenham, Worcestershire B96 6HR
This beautiful church, lying at the heart of the vibrant and historic village of Feckenham, is easily found just off the Village Square, behind Chestnut House and the Old Vicarage. It is set in a peaceful churchyard containing a C15th Cross, a War Memorial by the Bromsgrove Guild and the grave of a Gypsy Queen.
It was built in the 12 century, extended in C13 and altered in C15. The chancel was rebuilt in 1853 by Butterfield; restored 1866-7 by Day of Worcester.
Although much renewed in the C19th the medieval character of the interior has been maintained with fine C11th North Aisle Arcade. For much more detail visit
'Churches of Worcestershire' by Tim Bridges published Logaston Press 2005.
'The Buildings of England Worcestershire' Brooks & Pevsner 2007.
LOCATION AND TRAVEL
Feckenham is 7.5 miles east of Droitwich on B4090. In Feckenham turn left at Lygon Arms onto High Street. Church is accessed from The Square, 0.2 miles on left. Feckenham is best accessed by car. Free car park behind Village Hall, High Street.
158 connects Redditch with Wych Way Inn (J5 M5) on Mon, Weds, Fri. Stops outside church.
350 connects Redditch with Worcester Mon – Sat. Stops outside Feckenham Garage, ¼ mile from church.
354 connects Redditch with Holt Heath Mon – Fri Stops outside church.
See http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/bus/route-finder.aspx for timetables and routes
Church web site http://www.feckenhamchurch.org.uk/services
A Church near You www.achurchnearyou.com/feckenham-st-john-the-baptist
SUNDAY SCHOOL takes place in the Church Rooms at 11-00am for children aged from 4yrs upwards.
ADDITIONAL OPENING TIMES AND ARRANGEMENTS
The church is open during daylight hours.
LOCAL CONTACT Churchwarden: Ann Matthews. Tel: 01527 892180. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Disabled access, Induction Loop, Postcards, Toilets, Guide book.
FACILITIES FOR GROUPS
Refrshments. Groups of up to 40. Contact Churchwarden: Ann Matthews (email@example.com)
FACILITIES FOR THOSE RESEARCHING FAMILY OR LOCAL HISTORY
On request from Churchwarden
FACILITIES FOR THOSE SEEKING SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT
The church is open daily for prayer and quiet contemplation
CHURCH RECORDS -indicate where and how your church records can be accessed,
Please contact Churchwarden
The picturesque Parish of Feckenham located just south of Birmingham, is the sort of traditional English countryside hamlet that you’ll find in a picture book.
In the Village itself, there is a village green, two busy family-run pubs and two active parish churches.
The village has its own first school, and the local secondary is a short distance away in the village of Astwood Bank. The recently refurbished Village Hall hosts a wide variety of social and community events and is in constant use by the parishoners.
The local community is very active and has a lively calendar of events, including cricket matches most weekends in the summer and football during the winter months.
The surrounding countryside is an idyllic place to ramble and recharge the batteries. There is even a nature reserve at nearby Wylde Moor, where you can see a glorious selection of wild flowers, insects and birds.
Redditch town centre is only about six miles away, providing a wide selection of indoor and outdoor leisure activities including, theatres, pubs, restaurants and an excellent selection of local shopping.
Within easy reach of the Parish are the following villages and towns:
Alcester, Astwood Bank, Hanbury, Bradley Green, Redditch, Droitwich, Studley, Sambourne and many more.
The Parish enjoys easy access to both the M5 and M42 motorways and is easily navigated due to the fast flowing dual carriageway system in nearby Redditch.
All in all, Feckenham Parish is a great place to be…..
IN THE LOCAL AREA
St Mary the Virgin, Hanbury; St Mary Magdalene, Himbleton; St John the Baptist, Crowle
Village shop. General store and coffee shop. Local produce. On B4090 opposite turning into High Street. http://www.feckenhamshop.co.uk/
(The Village shop community shop & coffee shop run by an enthusiastic and committed group of volunteers who provide a warm welcome and a friendly, personal
Petrol 2.4 miles at Evesham Road, Astwood Bank, via Astwood Lane.
Places to eat and drink
Rose & Crown pub, opposite church. Good food and beer. Beer garden at rear. http://www.roseandcrownfeckenham.co.uk/
Nevill Arms pub, New End. 2.5 miles along B4090 towards Alcester
Places to stay
The Steps B&B, 6 High Street. http://www.thesteps.co.uk/
Honeysuckle House B&B http://www.hotelsandguesthouses.net/500439
King’s Court Hotel, Coughton http://www.kingscourthotel.co.uk/
THINGS TO DO AROUND HERE
Feckenham Wylde Moor - A wetland reserve with a high diversity of wildflowers, wetland birds & insects such as dragonflies.
Coughton Court, National Trust http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coughton-court/
Hanbury Hall, National Trust http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hanbury-hall/
Jinney Ring Craft Centre http://www.jinneyring.co.uk/
Ragley Hall http://www.ragleyhall.com/