St Mary's Church Whitton

News and Social Events

Nativity scene from Burne-Jones window

Burne-Jones Cards

Cards showing the Nativity Scene from the Burne-Jones/William Morris window are available as Christmas cards, and also throughout the year as general correspondence cards without a greeting, with proceeds going towards the Church. They can be ordered through Michael Holmes (telephone 01584-890332).

Regular Events

Whitton’s congregation is a vibrant and progressive group of like-minded people drawn not only from the village but from the surrounding hamlets of Greete, Hope Bagot, Knowbury, Snitton and Tenbury Wells.

The PCC Social Committee organises many and varied fund-raising events during the year from picnic lunches in the Churchyard to Quiz Nights, Musical Evenings, Open Gardens, Barbeques, Games Evenings, and many others. All within the community at large are welcomed to these events, whether church-goers or not.

wild daffodils around the medieval preaching cross

Other regular events include a Christmas Concert in the Church, the Daffodil Daze during March or April, and a Pancake Race held on Shrove Tuesday. The fully illustrated and exciting story of a previous pancake race is on the pancake race page.

In April 2006. filming took place in the churchyard for BBC Television’s Heaven and Earth Show as part of a feature on the Caring for God’s Acre Scheme.

For the first time in 2014 a Mad Hatter's Tea Party was held in the garden of one of the parishioners, raising over £600 for Church funds. Photographs are on the Mad Hatter's page.

The Church building itself is seen to be of great importance to this close-knit and caring community and many support it by attending and helping at the fund-raising events.

Photograph of Nativity Scene from Burne-Jones/William Morris window courtesy Richard Tompkins