St. Margaret’s, Wrenbury

St. Margaret’s, Wrenbury

The congregation not only meet to worship on a Sunday but also take part in other activities during the week (see Apart from Sundays) and work hard not only to maintain the church building but to support one another in their faith.

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  • The church dates from the early 16th century and is a Grade II listed buildingbuilt of red sandstone ashlar with a tile roof.
  • Its plan consists of a west tower, a five-bay clerestoried nave with narrow aisles, a chancel, and a south porch.
  • The tower is embattled with pinnacles at the corners.
  • The west door has been converted into a window and above this is another, three-light, window.
  • The upper bell openings are of two lights, and protruding from the southeast angle is a stair turret climbing to the roof of the tower.
  • The tie-beam roof of the nave, which includes bosses, dates from the late 16th century.
  • The pew nearest the door was for the dog whipper who, in addition to controlling dogs in the church, had the duty of waking those who fell asleep during the sermon.
  • The pulpit is early Georgian, and the west gallery dates from the late 18th century.
  • The parish registers begin in 1593 and the churchwardens’ accounts in 1771.
  • The organ was built by Charles Whitely of Chester and installed in the west gallery in 1884.
  • There is a ring of six bells. The oldest bells date from 1610 and 1666

 

Our wonderful community.

We are very thankful to the friends of our church who work tirelessly to maintain the buildings, grounds and appeal of the church to the wider community all year round – including our flower arranging team, our army of coffee makers and our groundsman.

 

Come and Join Us

We all muck in once a year and have a “waking the churchyard up for spring day” when we enthusiastic amateurs, armed with mowers, strimmers and secattears are guided by the real gardeners in a day of weeding, pruning, mowing and tidying followed by a bacon butty!

To join our congregation or volunteer your services, please contact us using details found on our contact us page

Or, if you interested in becoming a Wrenbury Church Bell Ringer, please Contact Peter Bebbington 01270 780890 for more information.