St John the Baptist Church, in the tiny village of Hope Bagot, five miles east of Ludlow, is one of the
most picturesque examples of a small Norman village church
The pretty Shropshire village of Hope Bagot is also
one of the most ancient and most sacred sites in the country because of its ancient Yew tree and the holy well beneath its branches. The holy well and yew tree have been dated at over 1600 years old, meaning that this has been a sacred site since Roman times.
The church and conservation churchyard have been well cared for many years and this continues today. The local people and the Friends of Hope Bagot Church put a lot of time and effort to promote and care for their church and historic burial ground.
Visit is spring to enjoy spring grassland flowers and in summer see the wonderful species rich old hay meadow grassland full of wild flowers, which are now scarce in the countryside.
1st Sunday Communion (BCP) 8.30am
3rd Sunday Evensong 6.30pm
To visit friends of Hope Bagot website Click here