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Welcome from the Churchwardens!

We are delighted to welcome you to our ancient church. There has been worship on this site since around 660AD.

If you have not had an opportunity to see it for yourself please pop in, if only to enjoy the peace and quiet and sense of history that this unique building offers.

We are always pleased to welcome visitors. If you would like to join us on Sunday, our main service is held at 10am which includes The Eucharist, and we have services online and over the phone as well - more details can be found on the Homepage and in the Worship - In Church section.

Equally if you are planning a wedding or a baptism please come and meet us for an informal chat.

We look forward to seeing you at the Priory.

Helen Bricknell and Graham Millard

Rev Mike Kneen retired in early September 2020, and the appointment process for finding his replacement is underway. Your prayers for the community and for the process of finding a new Team Rector would be much appreciated! 

 

The Priory Church of St Peter and St Paul is the parish church for the market town of Leominster, in the county of Herefordshire. In Roman times there was a crossing point here for the river Lugg, marked by a small settlement. With Christianity’s arrival c. 660, the first monastery soon nurtured a small market around its gate. This expanded rapidly, benefitting from local Ryland’s sheep (a.k.a. "Leominster Ore"), tanning, dyeing, glove and shoe making, to become the Medieval town of considerable status that we can recognise today. As well as being home to a very active Christian community, this church remains the prime historic building in the town, and offers guides, display boards and a QR based tour. 

The Church is a Grade 1 Listed Building on the site of a Scheduled Ancient Monument, with large parts of the building dating from as early as 1125. You can find out more about the 'story behind the stuff' in this glorious building on this website, but nothing can replace coming along to have a look for yourself any time we're open. 


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