Staunton

SAINT JAMES, STAUNTON

Staunton is half of the "combined village" of Staunton and Corse. It lies 7 miles North West of Gloucester and within easy reach of Tewkesbury, Newent and Ledbury. The village has a mixture of housing comprising some Chartist cottages dating from the 1830s alongside newer bungalows, a development of houses built in the last 20 years and two or three farms. The population of the village is around 550.

St. James' Church is located about 1/2 mile from the centre of the village in the grounds of Staunton Court. It overlooks a fishing lake and some very attractive old buildings which have recently been restored. The Church dates from Norman times and still retains some of the original stonework and has interesting memorials inside the Church. The Churchyard has one of the oldest Yew trees in the Country and attracts quite a number of visitors throughout the year.

Services are currently held on three Sundays each month and we have an organist on the first two Sundays for Holy Communion and Morning prayer. On the fourth Sunday we have a BCP spoken communion.

Though the regular congregation is small we do get many worshippers on the special services throughout the year, Easter, Harvest, Remembrance and Carols by Candlelight being among the favourites.

The Church maintains close links with the village school where some of our members do voluntary work. The children also come to the Church twice a year to celebrate Harvest and Christmas.

 


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