Christ Church LLangrove Philip Pankhurst

Christ Church

A Victorian country church completed in 1856, built in Bath stone in the English Gothic style and set in the centre o the village, this was the first church to be designed by the architect Frederick Bodley, a student of Sir George Gilbert Scott.

Llangrove, Herefordshire

Opening times

Daily from 10am to dusk.



This atmospheric country church built in 1856 has always been at the heart of the village with its school adjacent to it. Its architect went on to be one of the country's leading ecclesiastical architects contributing to many other churches, around the country with a number in the local Herefordshire area, however his final commission was contributing to the work on the National Cathedral in Washington, USA.

The church also reflects the influence of William Morris, a friend of Bodley, and whilst it predates the era of the Arts & Crafts movement the interior was completed by artists who went onto to become leading exponents of the movement. This can clearly be seen in the altar screen, altar tiles and the war memorial, hence the reason this architectural gem has been given a Grade II* listing.

During WWII the church narrowly escaped damage when a Wellington bomber, on a training exercise, was forced to crash land into the field opposite, taking with it the tops of the trees in the churchyard but leaving the building unscathed. It is believed that the crew were undertaking experimental radar tests and are honoured in the church, along with the church organist and Vicar who also passed away on the same day. The full story is told in the church along with the stories of the men who are honoured on the war memorial.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Famous connections

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Church of England

  • Maintenance Grant, £1,100, 2018

  • Our Maintenance Grants funded urgent maintenance projects to help keep churches open.

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