Church of England. Grade 1. 12th century. Early English.
The Cross, Station Road, Ripple, Glos. GL20 6HA
This large parish church is in a delightful setting in the centre of the village on the east bank of the River Severn. It formed the main part of the ancient parish of Ripple that includes present day parishes on both sides of the river. This suggests its origins were as an Anglo-Saxon minster. Simon Jenkins considers this to be one of his hundred best churches!
It sits in a well kept churchyard with remarkable collection of seventeenth-century gravestones. One grave from 1626, is known locally as ‘The Giant’s Grave’. There is a Norman Scratch Dial on the outside right hand wall of the now closed up South Door also the stump and base of a ‘Palm Cross’.
A church often described by visitors as ‘beautiful’ and ‘peaceful’. The set of 16 misericords shows a medieval country calendar, depicting the labours of the months and the four elements, including a charming one of the man in the moon.
LOCATION AND TRAVEL: Ripple Church is situated four miles north of Tewkesbury on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire boarder, a mile off the A38 from Junction 1 of M50.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The 361 route passes the church on the Upton-upon-Severn to Tewkesbury service. (not Sundays or Bank Holidays)
SERVICES: First Sunday 8.00 am Book of Common Prayer Communion Service (said)
Second Sunday 11.00 am Book of Common Prayer Matins Service with hymns.
Third Sunday 9.30 am Book of Common Prayer Communion Service (said)
Fourth Sunday 11.00 am Common Worship Eucharist with hymns.
Fifth Sunday 11.00 am (Benefice Service - refer to monthly magazine for details)
ADDITIONAL OPENING TIMES AND ARRANGEMENTS
The church is open during day light hours
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org TELEPHONE: 01684 594531
Disabled access, Induction Loop, Post Cards, Guides (on request), No toilets Facilities for Group visits, Guide Books
FACILITIES FOR GROUPS
On request, please contact by e-mail : Churchwarden: 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
Please contact the Churchwarden
IN THE LOCAL AREA
Ripple is situated off the A38, between Tewkesbury and Upton upon Severn. Both towns have facilities for accommodation, restaurants, shops and petrol stations. In the village itself there is a guest house and a public house.
Other places to visit within 5 miles – Tewkesbury Abbey and Croome Court and Landscape Park (National Trust). Upton upon Severn is a pretty riverside town that holds various festivals throughout the year.
Further north is Worcester Cathedral and the city of Worcester
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