Whittington Church, which stands on the highest point of the village, was built about the 13th century of red sandstone quarried in Hopwas Wood. The services were taken by the monks who walked over from the Friary, Lichfield. The tower is all that remains of the original building.
After the reformation, the spire was built on to the tower to proclaim to the world the turning to Protestantism. The nave was rebuilt in 1761, and the chancel added in1880. The dedication changed to St. Matthew from 1882 until 1892 then reverted to St. Giles. The Parish Registers go back to 1574, with a gap from 1596 to 1667.
More details on the church website: http://ourvillagechurch.org.uk/st-giles-whittington
Clergy & Officers
The Revd Dr Jason Phillips, 01543 432728 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Gill Hollis, 2 Falcon Drive, Whittington, WS14 9PF (Reader)
Mrs Clair Kirk, 46 Spring Lane, Whittington, WS14 9NA (Lay Minister for Children & Youth)
Ms Lynne Mills, 07721 767963 – email@example.com
Mr. David Clarke
Church Hall Booking Secretary
Mrs Sara Dyott, Freeford Manor, Tamworth Road, Whittington, WS14 9PS, 01543 262300 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Sunday: 0800 Said Eucharist (Book of Common Prayer 1662)
0930 Parish Eucharist (except 3rd Sunday which is Parish Praise)
1830 Evening Worship
Every Wednesday: 0930 Weekday Eucharist (except occasional Eucharist at the Hospice at 1000)
There are services for major feast days throughout the year.
Please check the Parish Magazine or the calendar on www.ourvillagechurch.org.uk for up to date details of all services. The weekly church newsletter (Pew Sheet) is also available there.
Flicks in the Sticks
A film is shown in St Giles’ Church at 7.30pm on the last Friday of every month (except December and when it clashes with Good Friday). Please see the Parish Magazine or www.ourvillagechurch.org.uk for details of each month’s film – free to view, free drinks and free popcorn!