ST ANDREW, COLD ASTON
It is almost certain that the first church in this parish was built circa AD904 when Werfith, the Bishop of Worcester, gave land to a thegn named Wulfsig. Such gifts were usually connected with the building of a church.
Fragments of Saxon stonework carved with band work entwined serpents have been incorporated in the west wall of the 19th century porch (as has part of the 14th century piscina). Much of the stonework of the chancel wall would appear to be of Saxon origin too.
An ancient, 600 year old yew tree with a girth of over 16 feet, stands guard in the grounds of the church. The church building itself dates back to the 12th Century.
This beautiful church today continues to serve a vibrant Christian community in the village of Cold Aston, and provides a warm, friendly welcome to visitors and worshipers alike.
The church is cherishes a close connection with the village school which also uses the chuch building on a regular basis.
Services at St Andrew are varied in a regular pattern including a contemporary family service, as well as key services throughout the year. Highlights of the church year are a service of Thanksgiving for the annual village Fayre (usually first Sunday in August), Harvest Festival (usually first Sunday in October) and an Animal Blessing Service (usually first Sunday in July).