Back to Homepage
The Benefice Mission Statement:
'To make known God's Love, Hope, Light and Teaching throughout this Community'
|St. Margaret's Whaddon|
|The church sits on a low hill on the edge of Gloucester's spreading suburbs. It is surrounded by a quiet and beautiful churchyard, with benches for those who wish to spend some time in peaceful contemplation. The nave and chancel are thirteenth century, and the western tower was added in the fifteenth century. The entrance to the nave is on the north side, protected by a porch with a four-centred arch. The church is built of Cotswold limestone and has a stone tile roof. Inside, the small nave and chancel are simply decorated and restful.
The dedication is, unusually, to St. Margaret of Scotland.
It is a small and simple traditional building dating largely from the 13th century.
The churchyard is one of
the very few in the Gloucester City deanery to be still in use for internments
as well as burials of ashes. The church is in
good order and there have been numerous projects of repair and embellishment
over the past fifteen years or so.
There is a very special quality to this ancient house of prayer, especially when the interior is candle-lit for Christmas. The font, just inside the door, is fourteenth century and a surprising number of people can be crammed around it for a baptism. It is very pleasing to report that the congregation is gently increasing in numbers, and that new service ideas are being offered beside the regular Sunday Communion and Evensong.
St. Margaret's of Scotland - Whaddon
View of Churchyard looking south View from the lane Candlelight Carol Service
Back to Homepage