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Clifton-on-Teme: St Kenelm’s

St Kenelm, Clifton-on-Teme

St Kenelm’s, Clifton-on-Teme

There is a strong local sense of community in the picturesque village of Clifton-upon-Teme. Its 13th century church is one of only eight named after St Kenelm, the Saxon boy King of Mercia who was murdered on the Clent Hills. The church in Clifton is the central one of the Clifton group (which includes the Shelsleys and Harpley / Sapey). There is a weekly service at 10am as well as other services during the month at 8am and 6:30.

A brief history of St Kenelm, Clifton-on-Teme

In 934AD the village was called Clistun ultra Tame. This is the earliest surviving mention in a charter of King Athelstan. It was a small town in the terms of those days, and was given Royal Borough status by Henry III in 1270. There is mention of a priest here in 1086 in the Doomsday book but the first named Rector (Simon) appeared in 1304. Read more…

For more on the history of the parish, go here.


St Kenelm Church, Church Road, Clifton-on-Teme, Worcestershire, WR6 6DJ

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