The United Benefice of Withington, Sevenhampton with Charlton Abbots, Hawling, Whittington, Dowdeswell and Andoversford, Shipton and Cold Salperton
St Bartholomew's Church, Whittington
There is evidence of a church and manor house having existed at Whittington since before the Norman Conquest. There
are several indications that today’s church is of early Norman origin,
and it is not unlikely that at one time its narrow South Aisle and
Norman Arch formed part of the chapel of a much older fortified which
stood on the site of the present Whittington Court.
St Bartholomew’s Church the visitor will find fascinating memorials to
some of the ancient patrons of Whittington’s Christian community
including recumbent effigies of two knights in full armour thought to
represent Richard de Crupes (d. 1278) and his son, also Richard, who
were Lords of the Manor of Whittington.
St Bartholomew’s Day (Aug 24th) in 1662 was set as the date for the adoption of the Book of Common Prayer in all churches in England. Whether
this is the reason for the church’s dedication to St Bartholomew is
unknown, but, remaining faithful to this heritage, the Prayer Book is
regularly used at services in this church.
Whittington Church has its' own web site with more information about the Church at: www.whittington-church.co.uk
Whittington Church Roof - All boxed up and ready to go
Work continues to go on apace in readiness for the roof repairs at Whittington. Tombs inside and outside have been boxed up for protection and also the wall memorials have been covered. All this is important when working on a historic building such as St Bartholomew, Whittington. The works are being done by the Splitlath Building Conservation (https://www.splitlath.com/) and funded by a very generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and local fund raising and gifts.
For information about this, please contact the church warden Charlie Llewellen Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org Colgate Farm, Ham Road, Cheltenham GL54 4EZ
If you would like to donate, cheques can be sent to the above address payable to Whittington PCC.
Or the church bank account is
30 91 87
If you pay income tax please also copy and paste the statement below into an email to Charlie Llewellen Palmer so we can claim back the gift aid.
"I wish gift aid to apply to the attached donation and I confirm I will pay in this tax year an amount of income tax or CGT at least equal to the amount that all charities, including churches, and community amateur sports clubs will reclaim against my gifts to them this year. I understand that other taxes such as council tax and VAT do not qualify."