St James

St James is one of only seven churches in Herefordshire with Saxon origins.

Tedstone Delamere, Herefordshire

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Open at all times.


Winley Farm
Tedstone Delamere

Accessible only by a footpath across a field, there are superb views over the Severn Valley to the Cotswolds, on a clear day you can see Broadway Tower.

This church stands within an ancient enclosure of possible Bronze Age date. The building was much restored in 1856 and a new chancel built, but the nave is Anglo Saxon. The simple 12th or 13th century font was banished to the churchyard at the restoration but has now been brought inside and stands beside the grander Victorian one. The screen is 15th or 16th century.

In the porch is a 17th or 18th century bracket, originally for holding the hour glass used to time the sermon.

Stained glass windows worth a second look are by Hardman (the east window) who also designed the east and West windows of Worcester Cathedral, and Kempe (north wall of the nave, showing St John and St James).

In the churchyard are the remains of the churchyard cross, the head of which is preserved in a glass case by the lychgate. Can you see the virgin and child on one side, and a crucifix on the other?

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Parking within 250m

  • Dog friendly

  • Church services held on 3rd Sunday in the month.

  • Occasional concerts.

  • Church of England

  • Maintenance Grant, £3,000, 2018

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

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St Peter

Bromyard, Herefordshire

A large Norman church dating from 11th century, the church has an unusual external, round access tower to bell chamber.