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Rural churches of the  Wye Brooks Benefice





Welsh Newton


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St Giles' Church, Goodrich

The earliest date for a church connected to Castle Godric is 1196.  The current building dates from the 14th century.

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Christ Church,


Completed in 1856 in the English Gothic style, this Victorian church was  designed by architect Frederick Bodley, and reflects the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement.

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Church of St Deinst, Llangarron

St Deinst was a Celtic saint, (d. 584).  Records of the church date from the time of Edward the Confessor when a wooden church was first consecrated in Llangarron.

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Church of St John the Baptist, Llanrothal

The church is said to have been founded by a Celtic saint, St Ridol, and the dedication to St John the Baptist is thought to be Norman. The church was rescued from ruin in 1921

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St Matthew's Church, Marstow

Religous settlement dates from the 6th century, and a church has been at this site since the 14th century. The present building dates from 1855

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The church dates from the 13th century, and was once owned by the Knights Templar.  The martyrdom of St John Kemble is memorialised in the churchyard.

Explore community and architectural history and Christian symbolism in our churches

The Benefice of Wye Brooks is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs(Wendy Price 01989770450). The Diocese of Hereford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA(Mandy McPhee 07875757396). If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children(01432 260800) or Adults Services(01432 260715)."

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