St Mary the Virgin
St Mary the Virgin, Jackfield
The church is a treasured possession of the community. It is open every day from April to October and draws a considerable number of visitors. One recent visitor wrote in the Visitors' Book:
"If only there could be as much peace around the world as we found here today"
St Mary the Virgin, erected in 1863 was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield is constructed of varied local brick and bears a passing resemblance to Keble College Chapel. The floors contain excellent examples of local tiles, and the sanctuary windows are claimed to be of the school of the Pre-Raphaelites. Some of the woodwork dates to the mid 1700s and was removed from an older chapel of ease. There are some exceptional examples of furniture from the 1600s.
Further information can be found in the official Guide and in a more detailed guide to the early history of St Mary's copies of which can be found below.
See also: Consecration of St Mary the Virgin, Jackfield - a page showing documents and transcripts of the petition and sentence of consecration of St Mary's