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St Mary

A church of Norman origin set in a historical landscape of Manor House, Tithe Barn, dovecote, almshouse and ancient deer park.

Kyre Wyard, Worcestershire

Opening times

Fridays 2pm to 4pm.


St Mary church
Kyre Wyard
WR15 8NR

The earliest parts are 12th century Norman as is the font. Much of the church was rebuilt in 14th century in the decorated style with trussed rafter roof and the Lady chapel added. The nave has one remaining Norman window. The chancel windows have delicate tracery work and the stained glass was renovated in Victorian times. The altar rails date from around 1750 and the Chancel arch was widened in 1833. The Pytt's memorials record several generations. The South African flag commemorates the use of the house as a Red Cross hospital during WW2. In the Lady Chapel there is the outline painting of an unknown female saint and an oak chest dating from around 1300.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Wildlife haven

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Café within 500m

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Dog friendly

  • Parking within 250m

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Open on Fridays for guided tours.

  • Church of England

  • Gateway Grant, £3,500, 2021

  • Repair to window tracery.

  • Wolfson Fabric Repair Grant, £2,500, 2021

  • Repair to window tracery

  • Heritage Stimulus Fund Grant, £18,662, 2021

  • Window repairs

Contact information

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