Remembrance & Christmas Services
27th November 10.30 – Eucharist
4th December 10.30 – Morning Prayer
Tuesday 13th December 1.30 – School Christingle & Carol Service
25th December 10.30 – Christmas Day Eucharist
Plough Sunday 8th January 2023 11.00
St. Werburgh, Warbstow – Church of England
For information on the churches in the United Benefice, the Week St Mary Circle of Churches, please visit this link. The site has a lot of information, a timetable of services and newsletter. http://www.achurchnearyou.com/warbstow-st-werburgh/
The Church overlooks the village of Warbstow and has seen Warbstow change considerably over its lifetime. The previous buildings were Saxon then Norman, the Grade 11 church seen today was refurbished and widened in the fifteen century and in the past four hundred year little has changed.
In 2017 the flooring of the bell tower required replacing and the three bells needed repair. As the Parish had no official bell ringers, an electronic system was installed. The vestry window also required repairing and in 2019 the work was carried out as it was in a dangerous state.
Above the inner doorway there is a small recess that once held a statue of St. Werburgha. A faded date, 1601 can just be seen above the North Porch door. Inside the church stands the font which is Norman and is made of polyphant stone. The organ though small is a rare example early of eighteenth century craftsmanship and is still used today.
The children from the local village school hold their Christmas and harvest events at the church. An annual flower show is well worth a visit with some amazing displays. Plough Sunday is held in March for an old tradition of Blessing the Plough.
Canworthy Water Methodist Church
Built 1859, restored 1909
Bethel Methodist Chapel