St. Andrews Church – Button Oak
St Andrew’s Church was built in 1873 situated in the former parish of Dowles on land given by Robert Woodward of Arley, who was Lord of the Manor at that time.
St. Andrew’s was built as a mission church for people whose work was based in the Wyre Forest. It is a small corrugated iron roofed mission church built in the nineteenth century.
The Church seats about 60 people and is normally open only for services and meetings.
There is limited parking next to the building and no churchyard, although the parish still looks after Dowles Churchyard nearer to Bewdley – on the site of the former Dowles church, demolished in 1956. The Church is supported by a friendly and loyal congregation.
St. Andrew’s is part of the Anglican Parish of Bewdley, along with St. Anne’s, Bewdley and St. Leonard’s, Ribbesford and is part of the Church of England in the Diocese of Worcester.
Sunday Worship is held at 11.15 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday of each month which is mostly likely to be a communion service.
All three churches work to support each other and share the same minister – Megan Gibbins who can be contacted on 07982 611493 or via St. Anne’s Church Centre on 01299 405385.
Brian Wood is also a good point of contact for St. Andrew’s on 01299 404363