St Nicholas' Church, Churchstoke, Powys, Wales. Grounds open daily. Free entry. Sunday services in description.
Car parking is available next to the entrance to the church yard, but care should be taken not to obstruct the public house next door. There is further parking across the lane next to the recreation ground. Entrance is via a wrought iron gate and there is level, tarmacked access around the churchyard.
The interior is laid to tiles and parquet flooring with a small step up to the chancel area.
The Grade II listed St Nicholas's Church is largely 19th century and sits on a site that was likely medieval in origin. It retains a 13th century tower, but the timber belfry is of later construction with a clock introduced in 1887 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
The church was rededicated from St Mary to St Nicholas in 1881 at a time when major refurbishment and some rebuilding was being carried out.
In 1915, St Nicholas' parishioners voted overwhelmingly to remain in the Church of England despite the church itself being slightly over the border in Wales.
St Nicholas' Church, Churchstoke, Montgomery, SY15 6AW
Part-time Mission Priest: 01588620693
David Jelves, Reader (Lay Minister): 01588620434
Contact form on web site.
Morning Praise - Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Holy Communion - Every second and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Sunday Central - (very informal) every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Churchstoke is around 11.5 miles east of Newtown on the A489. Once in the village take the right turn signposted towards the school and the church can be seen straight in front of you.
For more travel information go to https://www.traveline.info/ or call 0871 200 22 33.
There are no amenities on site, but there is a public house next door, and in the village, eastwards along the A489 is the Churchstoke Shopping Centre (Formerly Harry Tuffins), Crosslikey, Churchstoke SY15 6AR which has a petrol station, post office, café and toilets, including a disability toilet with disability parking close by to it along with the level entrance to its supermarket, (please see the following web link https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/business/2017/05/20/new-look-churchstoke-shopping-centre-unveiled/ ).
You can also find plenty of places for food and drink in nearby Newtown and Welshpool.