St Mary The Church of Our Lady, Merevale facts for kids
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St. Mary The Church of Our Lady, Merevale
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Website||Kingsbury And Baxterley Churches|
|Diocese||Diocese of Birmingham|
|Province||Province of Canterbury|
|Vicar(s)||Revd. Dr. John White|
|Churchwarden(s)||Mr. Gerald Overton and Mrs. Ruth Taylor|
St. Mary The Church of Our Lady Merevale is an historic parish church in Merevale, Warwickshire it is known for its Jesse window, it was originally part of Merevale Abbey but is now a Church of England parish church.
The Church was originally the gate house to the much larger Merevale Abbey which was founded in 1148 and was a Cistercestan Abbey the abbey was destroyed in the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII some traces of it remain today, The Gatehouse survived and became a Church of England parish church.
Burials at Merevale Abbey
- John de Ferrers, 4th Baron Ferrers of Chartley
- Robert de Ferrers, 1st Earl of Derby
- Robert de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby
- Robert de Ferrers, 5th Baron Ferrers of Chartley
- William de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby
It is part of the Deanery of Polesworth, Which is Part of the Arch Deanery of Aston.
It is the only Cistercian Gate Chapel to be open for regular weekly services throughout the year in the United Kingdom.
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