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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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St Mary the Virgin, Welsh Newton

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.

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