Kempley is a truly beautiful church from the arts and craft era. It is very unusual and definitly worth a visit. We are a friendly church community and you would be very welcome to join us for a service.

Some Memories of St Edward’s Church Kempley

By Mavis Fletcher

Jen and I attended St Edward’s Church just after the second world war when we were primary school children. The vicar at the time was Daniel Gethryn Jones the father of Eric who wrote the famous book: ‘Dymock Down the Ages’.

Mr Thackwell from Wilton Place ran the choir and the Sunday school. Mrs Thackwell joined the young people for Carol Singing. There was a Sunday school outing each year which was always a mystery tour but usually ended up somewhere in Malvern. The children also helped to prepare the church for the Harvest Festival. The Sheldrake family who owned a tea plantation lived at Kempley House – they had triplets and always helped with church activites.

The Youth Club which we joined when we were older was called The King’s Messengers