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Cotheridge: St Leonard

St Leonard, Cotheridge

St Leonard, Cotheridge

The church in Cotheridge is part of the Lower Teme Valley parish, which includes Broadwas and Knightwick. It has services on the first three Sundays of the month, which use the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer.

The vicar is David Sherwin who is based in Martley.

For community news in the Lower Teme Valley, go here.

A brief history of St Leonard, Cotheridge

Cotheridge, like Broadwas, was an early possession of the Church (Monastery of Worcester) by a grant of King Offa in AD 757. One of the early Charters is to a lease from Bishop Oswald to Aelfric in AD 963. This charter also has a boundary perambulation which describes the boundaries, more or less as they exist today. Read more…


St Leonards Church, Cotheridge, Worcestershire, WR6 5LZ

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Latest News

David on BBC HW: the true meaning of Christmas

Earlier this week (Tues Dec 2), a news report highlighted how the traditional school nativity play is gradually being pushed aside by the tide of secularlism. Biblical figures are being eased out, carols replaced by Christmas-themed pop songs, and the whole season is, in some cases being renamed ‘the winter celebration’. BBC Hereford and Worcester… Read more…

Hot Potatoes – November

Do you fancy discussing controversial topics in congenial company with good food? Then this event could be for you! Following the success of the Hot Potatoes evening last year, we are running a series of four evenings in November. These will be: 6th – Broadwas Village Hall 13th – Wichenford Memorial Hall 20th – Broadwas… Read more…

Pub carols with the Sherwinator

We’ve had a couple of outstanding carol events at two local pubs, the Crown in Martley and the Admiral Rodney at Berrow Green. We have one more at the Mason’s Arms on Monday. These are huge fun – and part of taking church out of the building.

Inspiration for Hope 2014

Roy Crowne, the Executive Director of Hope 2014, was an inspiring speaker for the Leaders’ Training Day on September 28. Hope is a project which is working towards a year of mission in 2014 – “the whole church, reaching the whole country, for the whole year”. Their aim is to provide a set of free… Read more…

Sunday 20th October at St Laurence, Wichenford

A very special Benefice Service of Holy Communion will be held at St Laurence Wichenford to mark, to the actual day and date, exactly 150 years since the major restoration of the church building by our Victorian forebears. The records we have of the celebrations in 1863 to mark this huge effort by the community… Read more…