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The United Benefice of Withington, Sevenhampton with Charlton Abbots, Hawling, Whittington, Dowdeswell and Andoversford, Shipton and Cold Salperton

St Michael & All Angels' Church, Withington

The parish includes the village of Withington, and the smaller village of Foxcote on the Andoversford border, with a combined population of about 600.


The Grade 1 listed Norman church of St Michael’s, the largest in the benefice, is carefully and lovingly maintained.


Withington PCC is most grateful to The Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for its generous grant of £45,000


The grant is to further its work of preserving aspects of cultural heritage. This will also help us to sustain a regular congregation which therefore helps to preserve our wonderful, historic building.


The Swedish foundation Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit are in the process of establishing a research centre at Manor Hall under the direction of  Dr Mattias Hessérus. The foundation is a private foundation with the primary purpose of promoting scientific and scholarly research in general. Its  focus today is on the humanities and social sciences. For more information on the foundation visit


To read about the history of Withington Church  visit: