Welcome to Bishop's Tachbrook

St Chad’s Church

St Chad's

St Chad’s Church sits at the centre of the village. It is a lovely old building steeped in history, but the church is more than the building. It consists of the people who meet week by week to worship. We would love to welcome you to join us and be part of the worshipping community in Bishop’s Tachbrook.

We live in a hectic world – take time out on Sunday to find a place of peace and quiet The main Sunday service is at 10am. On Wednesday at 11.15am there is a Prayer Book Holy Communion. The first Sunday of the month there is a family service.

The Church is called “St Chad’s” after Bishop Chad, an important figure from the 7th Century. He was a bishop of the Mercians with a “see” at Lichfield.

The building has its roots deep in history, parts of which go back to the 12th Century. The old font is probably earlier, possibly Saxon. The aisle and tower were added in the late 14th and early 15th Century. The Victorians rebuilt parts of the chancel.

Two of the beautiful stained glass windows are of special interest. The main east window depicting the resurrection is in memory of Charles Kingsley (the widow lived in Tachbrook Mallory), the 19th century novelist who wrote “The Water Babies”. The east window in the north aisle dates from 1863 and is an early work of William Morris.

View the St Chad’s gallery

Statement of belief

NOT what you might think…

The Parish of Bishop’s Tachbrook is proud to affirm the gifts and insights that our women priests have brought to the Church of England over the past 25 years.

We pray that we may soon experience the gifts of women as bishops.

In this part of the Church of England, we welcome all who come, of whatever age or gender or sexual orientation or whatever other wonderful variety of human God has created.

For more information call Reverend Elaine Scrivens on 01926 426922 or email elaine.scrivens@gmail.com.


St Chad’s Church, Bishop’s Tachbrook, has adopted the Diocesan Safeguarding policy and acknowledges that the whole church is responsible for safeguarding.

Please download the policy

Our commitments

  • Promote a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility relating to children and vulnerable adults
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse or other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Advisor or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local Numbers to speak to if you have any concerns

Carol Clarke

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

Telephone: 02476 521357

Email: safeguarding@covcofe.org


Mr Ray Allen

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Telephone number: 01926 424135

Email: allen252@btinternet.com


Mrs Fiona Meades

Parochial Church Council Link

Telephone number:  01926 330784

Email address: rmeades@btinternet.com


Local Authority

Children – contact MASH team on 01926 414144

Adult – Adult Social Care – 01926 412080