About St Cyrs Church
The earliest mention of a church in Stinchcombe is in the Berkeley manuscripts: ‘the Church of Cam with the Chapel of Stinchcombe was granted to the Abbot of St Peter’s at Gloucester in 1156 by Robert Berkeley’. None of this early building remains, but the tower and porch of the present day church date from 1630.
The current church is grade 2* listed and is built of local stone. An extensive restoration of the building was begun in 1854 funded by the local landowner and incumbent Sir George Prevost, the Revd. Isaac Williams and others, all participants in the revivalist Oxford Movement. The work was carried out in the Tractarian tradition by the architect J.L.Pearson and the new building was consecrated on 26th July 1855. The Church has many fine features: stained glass windows, a reredos and the organ in a fine oak case. There are several beautiful table-top tombs in the churchyard.
Worship at St Cyrs
At St Cyr’s our Sunday Eucharist is a Common Worship modern language service. We also hold Book of Common Prayer services which include a monthly Evensong, a midweek Holy Communion and a fifth-Sunday Matins. For full details of the times and dates of all our regular services please click here.
There are also a number of special services throughout the year. This includes a very popular Animal Service held in the church field in summer, a candlelit Carol Service, and a Crib Service for children. Please see the calendar for details.
The Friends of St. Cyrs was formed in 2006 to advance the Christian religion by contributing to maintain, restore, improve and reconstruct the fabric of St Cyr’s Church. Members are made up of congregation, those from the wider population of the village who wish to support the church in this way, and those with past connections with the church or village.
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We now hold services in church. We follow Guidance from the Government, the Church of England and the Diocese of Gloucester.
All are welcome, the guidelines mean distancing, hand-washing and sanitisers is needed. There is no singing at the moment.