Twycross

St James' Church - Twycross

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St James' Church

Although there must have been a church building in Twycross in King Henry's time, the building we see today dates back to c1330-1350. The Eastern window on the South wall of the nave has Y tracery, c1300-1350, but the bulk of the church is late 1300's. The chancel windows have transoms and pointed trefoil tracery. The North aisle has plain moulded piers and arches without capitals, which are of the decorated period of architecture (1301-1400)

The North side clerestory is 15th century. In 1840 the North aisle was elongated to house the box pews belonging to the Curzon family from Gopsall Hall and their staff. The cemented South porch also dates from this time. Major additions were made to the church in 1840, funded, largely, by the first Earl Howe of Gopsall, Richard William Penn Curzon. who was Lord Chamberlain to Queen Adelaide, at one time.

The glass in the East window is worth a pilgrimage of many miles. It has always been said that is was originally in the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, and that it was presented to William IV, who gave it to Earl Howe of Gopsall Hall.

There is a monthly Communion service and other occasional services.

Church Warden - Rita Reading
Contact - 01827 880 006


Deputy Warden - Audrey Lington
Contact - 01827 880 035

Deputy Warden - Flavia Philips
Contact - 02476 344 180

Get in Touch

  • Priest in Charge
  • Revd. Julia Hargreaves
  •    Tel: 01827 881389
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Lay Reader: Mrs Colleen Annan
Tel: 01455 292463
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