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St John the Evangelist

Whites and blues dominate the colour scheme and there are ogee arches everywhere.

Shobdon, Herefordshire

Opening times

Church open 9am to 6pm in summer, and until dark in winter.



There is a three decker pulpit, pews with Gothicky bench ends, and a large private pew for the family of the estate, complete with large fireplace.

Of the Norman church that stood here before all that remains are the 'Shobdon Arches', reerected fragments of carving put up when the church was being done up in the 18th century. They are very weatherworn now but were once among the best work of their kind by the Herefordshire School of mason/sculptors.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Glorious furnishings

  • National heritage here

  • Social heritage stories

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Church of England

  • Cornerstone Grant, £10,000, 2011

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

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