Meet the Church

St Edmund’s is a church that believes God welcomes everyone, celebrates our diversity and loves us without bounds. We try to be the same and would love to see you at any of our services.

A Parish Church

St Edmund’s is the parish church in the market town of Shipston.

We are a church that offers a warm welcome to people of all backgrounds, at all stages of their faith journey. Some of us have been Christians for many years, others would not call themselves Christians. We offer space to worship, to explore the Christian faith and to ask questions. Services are relaxed and friendly, and there is a children’s area for young children.
There is a monthly Prayer and a Pint evening and midweek groups meet in people’s homes. Our quiet midweek Eucharist is also a good place to get to know people. Both that and our Sunday morning services have refreshments afterwards and a chance to pray with someone if that is what you want.  The church has loos, disabled access and a hearing loop.


Our Wednesday eucharist is followed by Little Church – church especially for pre-schooler and their carers.

As the parish church, St Edmund’s has strong links with the community and provides space for civic celebrations and services. We work closely with our sister churches from other denominations in the town.

We are pleased to be listed on the OneBodyOneFaith list of Visible Congregations – communities of faithful Christians where all people, regardless of their sexuality or gender, can find a warm welcome, a place to belong and to believe, to worship and to pray.

For more information on Visible Congregations, please click here.

about st edmunds church

Celebrate Together

Meet the Team

Revd Sarah Edmonds

Revd Sarah Edmonds


Over the years Sarah has worshipped in wide range of rural and urban churches and values a diversity of traditions and styles. Passionate about the Jesus of the gospels who welcomed everyone and engaged with all sorts of people, she longs to be part of a church that is radically inclusive, with worship at its heart.
Revd Canon Dr Jill Tucker

Revd Canon Dr Jill Tucker

Associate Minister

Jill has long-standing links with Shipston and the surrounding villages. She leads worship in all our churches and communities and enjoys creative liturgy and using music in worship.

Revd Canon Nicholas Morgan

Revd Canon Nicholas Morgan

Honorary Assistant Priest

After being Vicar of Brailes for many years, Nicholas enjoys a retirement ministry, assisting in this benefice, where he is resident, and nearby parishes in the Dioceses of Coventry and Gloucester.
Hilary Kemp

Hilary Kemp

Church Warden

A retired teacher, Hilary has lived in Shipston and attended St Edmund’s church for 28 years. Over the years she has started, and led, a children’s music group, played her keyboard once a month in a service and was one of the J-Team teachers. For 14 years she was a Team Leader in the annual Churches Together Holiday Club. Recently she has been involved in Little Church.
Pam Harrison

Pam Harrison

Church Warden

Pam has children, grandchildren and a great grandchild around the world. She loves walking her dog, enjoys her allotment and sings with the Stour Singers. She helps plan Celebrate and is developing our music in worship.
Alison Tomkinson

Alison Tomkinson


Alison preaches regularly and leads our service in Low Furlong, as well as our occasional contemplative service, Deep Peace. She heads up our children’s ministry and is authorised to take funerals.

Celebrate Together

Our Values


Caring and looking after others no matter who they are.


Being friendly, generous and considerate of others.


Acting truthfully and speaking truth to everyone and never lying.

"St Edmund’s is a church that believes God welcomes everyone, celebrates our diversity and loves us without bounds. We try to be the same and would love to see you at any of our services”.

Get to Know People

Let Us Pray Together

Join us for our monthly 'Prayer and a Pint' evening and midweek groups.
Meet us at our quiet weekend Eucharist and get to know people.
Or visit our Sunday morning services.

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