Down Hatherley


Parish of St Mary and Corpus Christi, Down Hatherley  (includes churchyard at St Matthew’s Twigworth)

Churchwardens:   Andy Nicol 01452 730025      Ellie Stevenson  01452 739142       Church postcode: GL2 9QB

Down Hatherley Church is now open again, following the full lockdown, for individual private prayer on Wednesday morning each week, from 10 am to 4pm. The PCC have prepared a risk assessment to follow pre-opening and each time the church is open. Lone workers in the church follow guidelines set out by Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.

Our church has been selected among 30 churches across the nation as one of “The Nation’s Favourite Churches”, a published book by Andrew Barr, associated with BBC Songs of Praise.

Mentioned in Domesday Book in 1086, Down Hatherley is a sprawling village with the church at its centre. The perpendicular tower of St. Mary and Corpus Christi Church dates from the 15th century. The building is very picturesque and is a popular church for weddings and special events.  It is rich in history and a sell-out event celebrating the church’s links with the American Declaration of Independence featured in the Gloucester History Festival 2017,

We’re pleased to welcome new faces, as well as regulars, to any of our services.

You can find out more about Down Hatherley village here:

An application has been made to reserve a grave space in the church yard of St Matthew’s Church, Twigworth. Full details can be viewed here.

Closure of St Matthew’s Twigworth and changes to parish boundaries. Click here for details