St Marys Church Atherstone

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St Marys Church Atherstone: St Marys Church at Atherstone holds strange tales within its walls, in its effigies and windows, of Norman Monks, The Battling Earl and the School. The Normans came in conquest and tasted victory, with this victory the Abbey of Bec was given a grant of land in Atherstone. Here a Friary was founded by the Augustians with a chapel for holy services. This chapel with its now octagonal bell tower was to be the place of communion for an Earl prior to his battle under the banner of a red rose. His victory saw him become the King of All England. His son was to later remove the friary, and so the chapel became a school. Still a church open to worship by the community these many years later.

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Nearest railway station is Atherstone.

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Opening times:

Open during services on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Tuesdays and Fridays (Market Days) 10.00am - noon.
Other times by arrangement

Prices:

Free

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Address: St Marys Church, Market Square, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1EX, UK.
Phone: +44 1827 713030
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