About our parishes

May we introduce ourselves?

We are Church of England parishes in the diocese of Hereford. Our two parishes form the benefice of Colwall with Upper Colwall and Coddington, in the deanery of Ledbury. The Colwall parish church is St James the Great, found about a mile outside the centre of the village, down Mill Lane (past the village hall). The parish church of the village of Coddington is All Saints, a further two or three miles away.

Both churches have the same rector and we operate the services together. Our pattern of services ranges from traditional prayer book services to informal worship. The Sunday Readings document gives the themes and readings for the main service each Sunday.

Our Rector is the Reverend Melanie Horton and she is supported by a ministry team of retired clergy and lay people and our Parish Administrator, Joy Conlon. Use the Contact us button for directions to the churches and to get in touch with us by e-mail.

We would like to welcome everyone to our churches, to join in a service, or simply to enjoy their stillness during the day. Details of the services in both parishes for this month and the next are on our Services page. Further information and news of events can be found in our parishes' magazine, The Colwall Clock and Coddington Recorder.