Anglican Church of SS Simon & Jude, Castlethorpe

The Church of St Simon and St Jude stands in an elevated position in the centre of the village within the confines of the castle. The Church was originally Anglo-Saxon but what remains now is predominately Norman. It is comparatively small in size measuring 14 metres North to South and 24 metres East to West. The tower stands 12.5 metres. It used to be considerably higher than this, but it fell down in 1729. Some of the bells were sold to rebuild the tower, thus only one bell now remains. Within the church there is a large memorial to the Tyrell family as well as the gravestone of Sir Francis Drake’s grandson.

The church is very expensive to maintain and a number of improvements are also planned. A major fund-raiser for the church is the biannual Castlethorpe Duck Race

Sunday Services

Sung Eucharist
Our main service is held at 9.30am on Sundays and is a Sung Eucharist. It is open to all ages, families are encouraged.
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour

Evensong
Evensong is held second and fourth Sunday of each month at 6.00pm.
Every second and fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour

Tuesday Service

Eucharist
Tuesday evening Eucharist
Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM for 35 minutes

Contact Fr Gary Ecclestone Telephone 337936

More information at SS Simon & Jude

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