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St Mary the Virgin

A large medieval church with a well known connection to the Dymock Poets of the First World War.

Dymock, Gloucestershire

Opening times

Daily 9am until 5pm.


Wintours Green
GL18 2AQ

St Mary’s church is situated in the centre of the village next to The Beauchamp Arms and Wintour’s Green.

It is well known in the area for the small wild daffodils which grow wild in the fields during the spring.

Local maps of recognised walks are sold in the church and a permanent display relating to the Dymock Poets is positioned at the west end of the nave.

The substantial tower houses six bells which were rehung in 1984. The heaviest is a tenor which weighs 17.6 cwt. A significant two manual organ built by Nicholson in 1884 is housed in the chancel. The Raikes Family replaced stained glass windows and the roof in the 1890’s. Stained glass enthusiasts will be keen to spot the Kempe windows.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • During the Daffodil season tea and cake is served daily in the church. Regular public concerts are organised.

  • Church of England

Contact information

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