Welcome to Wren's Cathedral
Welcome to this historic cathedral in the heart of rural Warwickshire
This beautiful site, still preserving the ruins of the original Abbey, dates back to the 12th Century - and is notable for its distinguished ownership throughout the ages - including the Dugdale family and Sir Christopher Wren, whose architecture may be seen at the site. Regular visitors included William Shakespeare, whose aunt was a Prioress here.
Today, we are delighted to be serving the local community and beyond with Christian worship, prayer, weekly services, pastoral support, weddings, baby dedications, baptism, renewal of vows and celebrations of life. Our friendly team of ministers would be delighted to welcome you to our regular Sunday service at 4.00pm.
Please feel free to join us at our services - you will be made most welcome.
The Cathedral draws its congregation from widely around the area - and some members attend the service here in addition to services at their own usual place of worship. The incumbent Archbishop, Dr David Carr, is also Abbot of the Order of St Leonard - an Order of Convergence, which welcomes and encourages all Christian denominations to join in pursuit of common objectives - including leadership development and humanitarian causes.
The Cathedral team are friendly and welcoming and will be delighted to welcome visitors and new congregants alike.
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Garden of Remembrance
The Wroxall Abbey Grounds and the Garden of Remembrance, are places of peace and solitude - consecrated under Wren’s Cathedral.
St Leonard’s Priory
St Leonard’s Priory was established according to the rules of St Benedict and the community was of ‘The Black Nuns’. The Priory flourished throughout the 13th and early 14th centuries. It is believed that William Shakespeare’s Aunt, Isabella, was Prioress here.
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