St John the Evangelist, Shobdon

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For more information about Shobdon Church please visit our Facebook page which streams online services and also shares village news and pictures.

Shobdon Church is a hugely important work of architecture. It has a direct connection to Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill in Twickenham and the members of the “Committee of Taste” which strongly influenced its design. Its amazingly intact interior and matching furniture are the sole example of this Walpolean Gothic style of Georgian church architecture and furnishing.

Shobdon Church is a wonderful building, of unique architectural interest and a treasure which we must preserve…”
HRH The Prince of Wales.

Open Church

Shobdon church is open from 9.00am to 6.00 pm in Summer and until dark in Winter.

Address: Shobdon Church, Shobdon, Herefordshire HR6 9LZ


If you would like to help through volunteering, offering support at events or weddings, please call 01568 708360.

More information about St John The Evangelist's can be found on the Church of England website: “A Church Near You” and the Churches Trust website.

Click the link below to visit the St John’s pages:

A Church Near YouChurches Trust

Church Contact

Mr Terry Teale – 01568 708 725 – Church Warden

Donations to St John’s Church, Shobdon

Shobdon Church costs £22,000 each year to keep the doors open, which equates to £60 per day.

All donations are most gratefully received and help us to preserve this wonderful building for our community.

Donations can be made online (see below), by cash or cheque when visiting the Church, or you can donate via bank transfer using the details below:

Bank Transfer

Sort Code: 09-01-52
Account Number: 54109705
Account Name: PCC Shobdon

Online Donations:



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