Meet the Church
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.
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.
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Meet the Team
Revd Sarah Edmonds
Over the years Sarah has worshipped in a range of 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
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.
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 3 children and loves to be creative with crafts and spending time outdoors in nature.
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.
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. Alison is also a regular help at our Food Bank.