Wherwell Church

March 2012 Church  Spire

St Peter & Holy Cross - March 2012 - with new roof and spire

Introduction to the Church

Standing on the site of a royal religious foundation, Wherwell church has a long history stretching back to Saxon times. You can read the full history of Wherwell Abbey and Wherwell Church in a 32-page booklet "History and Legend", on sale in the Church. The online version (PDF) has recent (2014) updates.

St. Peter & Holy Cross Church is part of a larger five-parish benefice (the Downs Benefice). The Reverend Jax Machin is the Benefice Rector.The church is always glad to welcome newcomers to the village – we have services of different types to suit varying tastes.

Church Services:

1st Sunday of the month: 10 am Matins / Holy Communion OR Common Worship (alternate months)

2nd Sunday of the month: 6 pm Evening Communion

3rd Sunday of the month: 10 am Family Service

4th Sunday of the month: 8 am BCP Holy Communion

5th Sunday of the month (rotating with other parishes): 10 am Benefice Family Communion (occasionally 6pm Benefice Evensong)

You can read more about Wherwell Church on the Wherwell History Group website

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