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St Peter & St Paul
St. Peter and St. Paul's church, Kingsbury - geograph.org.uk - 108619.jpg
The Church Tower
52°33′50″N 1°41′05″W / 52.5638°N 1.6847°W / 52.5638; -1.6847Coordinates: 52°33′50″N 1°41′05″W / 52.5638°N 1.6847°W / 52.5638; -1.6847
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Anglican
Website Kingsbury And Baxterley Churches
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Birmingham
Province Province of Canterbury
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd. Dr. John White
Laity
Churchwarden(s) Roy White and Carole Haines

Church of St Peter & St Paul is a Church of England parish church in the village of Kingsbury, Warwickshire, England. It is the only Church of England church in the parish and it dates from the 12th century

History

The church was built around the year 1200, when the church was built and until the 19th century the village was just a small hamlet, it was surrounded by land once owned by Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel.

The stones of the church porch show evidence of arrow-sharpening grooves, sometimes said to have been done by soldiers but more probably by hunting parties or locals waiting their turn for the nearby village butts, as all males had to be proficient with a longbow.

The churchyard contains the war grave of a Royal Engineers soldier of World War II.

Today

The church is part of the Diocese of Birmingham and the Deanery of Polesworth. It is the main church in the Kingsbury and Baxterley group of churches along with Baxterley, Merevale, Hurley and Wood End, All five are currently in vacancy, but from 8 October 2014, the new Priest-in-Charge will be the Revd. Dr. John White.