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Welcome to Britain's Finest Baroque Church

We hold regular Anglican services to which all denominations are welcome. 
Everyone will be most welcome at any of these services
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Our Opening Times

  4 Nov 2013 - 28 Feb 2014 1 Mar 2014 onwards
Day From To From To
Monday     10.00 am 5.00 pm
Tuesday     10.00 am 5.00 pm
Wednesday 12.00 pm 3.00 pm 10.00 am 5.00 pm
Thursday 12.00 pm 3.00 pm 10.00 am 5.00 pm
Friday 12.00 pm 3.00 pm 10.00 am 5.00 pm
Saturday 11.00 am 4.00 pm 10.00 am 5.00 pm
Sunday 11.00 am 4.00 pm 10.00 am 5.00 pm
Bank Holidays     10.00 am 5.00 pm

The Church is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Click the link to see full details 
of forthcoming Services and Events

 
Calendar of Services and Events

Details of our Christmas and New Year Services

 


photo C.Prior

Welcome
We hope you will find the following pages interesting and informative and if you have not already visited us, you have a treat in store. This church is not a museum but an active live church to the Glory of God.
The interior of the church is spectacular and historically fascinating and attracts visitors from all over the world, but our primary purpose remains the ministry of the Word, not only in our parish but also in the wider community and for all who have not yet received the good news of Jesus Christ.    more
As the parish church, it is used regularly for services and concerts. Many musicians consider its acoustics for music to be as fine as any building of its size outside London.  more

About Our Church
Great Witley Church displays a splendour which is unique amongst country churches in Britain, with exquisite gilded decorations throughout, numerous paintings by Antonio Bellucci, ten painted glass windows depicting scenes from the Bible, highly decorative carving and a large monument by Rysbrack. It also has a fine organ, its case being from the instrument upon which Handel played.

How to find us
Great Witley Church lies 10 miles NW of the city of  Worcester, off the A443 road from Ombersley-Tenbury Wells just east of Great Witley Village.
Our postcode is WR6 6JT, and can be found on
OS Map 150  ref 769 649    

Visiting us
See local road map    
See plan of the village


Virtual Tour
Take a new improved Virtual Tour
 of our Church by 
clicking here

Meet our Ministry Team   Contact Us

Our Church Now
 
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Our Church in 1762
Our church in 1762
"The Chapel is so very superb and elegant, 
that Mrs Gataker has nothing to do but send 
you and me thither, to say our Prayers in it.  
In reality, it is perfect Luxury"...   

William Shenstone, poet   
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Wilden to Witley Trail

This church has become part of  a larger United Benefice  which includes the neighbouring parishes of Shrawley, Astley and Abberley.  Find out more about visiting  the  churches in this area of Worcestershire...  more

In Depth
About the Benefice     60 Second Interviews

What You Have Told Us
Read what some of our visitors have said about their visit to us by clicking here

From our Visitors Book
"Absolutely magical, the moment I walked in I was mesmorised, it's the most beautiful church I've been in, in my 12 years on earth!"

Can you help us?
 Join our team of Stewards
How to make a Donation
e-mail us

News and Events

3rd Great Witley 
Art & Crafts Exhibition 2013

August Bank Holiday weekend
Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Mon 26th Aug
Open from 10am to 5pm

The 3rd Art Exhibition was a huge success...
click here to read more

Fete & Family Day Out
Sat 14th September 2013
Great Witley School Fields
and Village Hall

Click here for full details

Click here to read full report

 

 

 

Great Witley Music has its own website at
www.greatwitleymusic.com

The Garden Tea Rooms are situated 100 metres down the slope from the church.
For full details go to:

www.witleytearooms.co.uk

Last updated 09 February 2014   

  www.greatwitleychurch.org.uk
Britain's finest Baroque Church.  St. Michael and All Angels Church, Great Witley,  A443 Worcester - Tenbury Wells road, 10 miles north-west of Worcester.    As the parish church for the villages of Great Witley and Little Witley  it is used regularly for services and concerts. The church is open to visitors daily. The church, now almost fully restored, displays a splendour which is unique amongst country churches in Britain, with exquisite gilded decorations throughout, numerous paintings by Antonio Bellucci, ten painted glass windows depicting scenes from the New Testament, highly decorative carving and a large monument by Rysbrack. It also has a fine organ, its case being from the instrument on which Handel played.   Many musicians consider its acoustics for music to be as fine as any building of its size outside London