ABOUT US

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.

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

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. Our main service is on Sundays at 10am and there is a quiet midweek Eucharist on Wednesdays at 10.
Both services have refreshments afterwards and a chance to meet people and chat.  The church has loos, disabled access and a hearing loop.
Our Wednesday Eucharist is followed by Little Church – church especially for preschoolers 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.

St Edmund’s is an Inclusive Church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.

We will continue to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity, or sexuality.

We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ. 

To find out more about Inclusive Church, click here

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Celebrate Together

Meet the Team

Revd Sarah Edmonds

Revd Sarah Edmonds

Rector

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.
Hannah Gregory

Hannah Gregory

Curate

Hannah is Curate in the Shipston benefice and is involved in leading worship, bible studies and helping at Food Bank. She was ordained deacon in 2020 and joined us that summer. She has 2 children under 6 and loves to be creative with crafts and spending time outdoors in nature.

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.
Alison Tomkinson

Alison Tomkinson

Reader

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.