Long Compton

 

 

St Peter and St Paul, Long Compton

St Peter and St Paul Church in Long Compton is within the Archdeaconry of Warwick in the Diocese of Coventry.

Dating from the 13th century, the grade I listed building is a landmark along the road between Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, with its iconic lychgate.

Inside the porch is a recumbent stone figure, with much speculation but little fact as to its origin.   Once inside the church, the fine gothic proportions reflect the importance of the wool trade in the area that funded the building and alterations in earlier centuries. 

The chancel was refitted by the Victorians and is entered through a Woodyer screen.   At the west end, alterations in 2004 provided facilities to hold meetings, catering, work with children’s groups and a place for quiet contemplation in the upper room behind the balcony, where the St. Peter window allows views of  sheep grazing in the field beyond the churchyard

 

    Long Compton

Rector Revd Stuart Allen 01608 684207
Pioneer Minister Rev'd. Ben Dyson  
Church Warden Walter Sawyer 01608 684775
Church Warden Suzanne Shacklock 01608 684478
     
Website http://www.swarks7.org.uk/page43.html

 

Service Details

1st Sunday (9am)- Holy Communion (Common Worship)
(4pm) GAP-Benefice Informal Service (Common Worship)
2nd Sunday (10.30am) - Village Service (Common Worship)
3rd Sunday (4pm) - GAP-Benefice Informal Service (Common Worship)
4th Sunday (10.30am) - United Benefice Service (rotates around the seven churches) Holy Communion (Common Worship)
5th Sunday (4pm) - All Age Informal Service (Common Worship)