Oldberrow: St Mary’s
About This Churchyard
St Mary’s, Oldberrow in the Coventry Diocese, a small Victorian restoration on a thirteenth century site, has an unspoilt species-rich churchyard where the native flora has been flowering and setting seed for centuries. In the spring there is a profusion of cowslips and through the summer, knapweeds, scabious, betony, quaking grass and countless others along with a healthy population of slowworms. It was designated a Local Wildlife Site in 2003.
This little church on a main road has never been locked and brings comfort to all those that visit and find the door open. It is Part of Small Pilgrim Places Network. Research confirms that closeness to the natural world promotes emotional, spiritual and physical well-being; the natural beauty and cycle of the churchyard working in harmony with the Christian calendar.
- Wildflower areas
- Wildlife haven
- Great for fungi
- Peaceful space for quiet reflection
- Good accessibility
? Dog Friendly
? Suitable level access
? Parking available on road
? Oldberrow, Warwickshire
St Mary’s Church, Oldberrow, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire B95 5NU
David and Jane O’Dell – [email protected]
Two paths. One path gravel with steps in the lychgate, one grass path with no steps.
Nearest toilets are two miles away in Henley-in-Arden.
Two benches in the churchyard.
No baby changing facilities nearby. Find nearest changing place at changingplaces.uktoiletmap.org
Parking & transport
Parking is in the layby opposite the church.
Nearest station is two miles away in Henley-in-Arden.
Henley-in-Arden two miles away.
St Mary’s external links
Thank you to Jane O’Dell for supplying the photos of St Marys