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The Parish of Dunston with Coppenhall

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CoppenhallChurchSt Lawrence Church was built around the mid-twelfth century. It is a small stone building, consisting of nave and chancel with a timber bell turret at the west end. The church is of special interest as being a comparatively unaltered example of a small church of the 1200s. The church is Grade II* listed.

Coppenhall is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Copehale. From 1086 to 1524 it was held under the barony of Stafford and Lord Stafford was lord of the manor until at least 1884.

By the twelfth century, it was known as Coppenhale (the meadowland of Coppa) and by the fifteenth century, the village was known as Coppenhall, its present day form.

In 1558, 120 people lived here, including the hamlet of Butterhill. By 1666, there were 14 households chargeable for hearth tax and 5 too poor to be taxed. In 1811, there were 96 inhabitants. This had risen to 200 by 1987.

Coppenhall House dates to before 1700. It was reputedly hit by a cannonball during the Civil War when wheelwright Parker Williams lived there.

The village had two mills: one dated pre 1616 situated in Windmill Field, Chase View Lane and the other (whose derelict tower remains) in Butterhill.

The Hyde (Hyde Lea) is also mentioned in the Domesday Book. Its village school, opened in 1863, closed in 1980 and is now the Village Hall. The Dun Cow public house was situated opposite The Crown but had been converted to a cottage, now demolished, by 1914.

Historic records of St Lawrence, Coppenhall have been deposited at Staffordshire Record Office, where they are available for consultation by the public. These include the parish registers of baptisms 1678-1984, marriages 1678-1837, 1847-1996, and burials 1871-2001; and the tithe apportionment award and map, 1851.

A catalogue of these records is available in "Gateway to the Past" - the online catalogue of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service. The Archive Service's website provides further information on planning a visit to the office to consult records, should you wish to do so.

· Bus Service: There is a limited bus service connecting the villages to Stafford town centre.
· Pub: The Crown, Hyde Lea.
· Women's Institute: The W.I. meets in Hyde Lea Village Hall on the second Tuesday of the month.
Local Residents, Businesses and Groups are invited to submit information for this page to the webmaster.

Friends of St. Lawrence
The Friends of St. Lawrence aim to provide a regular income to assist the work of repairing, preserving and developing the Church and Churchyard. Further details are available from the Church Wardens.

Extracts from the Parish Magazine CONTACT may be viewed on the Village or Church Noticeboard.

For a little more information about the village and church please look at this website. It will appear in a separate window.

Help Your Church
To see how you can help your church please click here to see an Information Sheet in a separate window.




The pictures below will give you some idea of our church. To see much larger pictures in a separate window just click on the thumbnails.




OS Grid: 390772,319412

Coppenhall is a small village which lies just over 2 mile west of the A449 and about 3 miles south west of Stafford.

Click here to see the whole area on a small scale map. The location of Coppenhall can easily be seen in relation to the other three villages. Click here to see the village of Coppenhall in detail on a map - scale 1:25,000. The position of the church in the village can be easily seen. Both these maps will be shown in a separate window




    September 2019

    Sunday 1st September - 9.30 am Community Service and Bag Blessing - Rev Sue Mayo

    Sunday 8th September - 9.30 am Holy Communion - Revd Sue Mayo

    Sunday 15th September - 9.30 am Morning Prayer - Revd Sue Mayo

    Sunday 22nd September - 11.00 am Holy Communion - Joint Service at Dunston - Rev Sue Mayo & Wendy Pitt

    Sunday 29th September - 9.30 am Holy Communion - Revd Sue Mayo




Results of the 2016 AGM Elections = Click here to see pdf of results

Team Rector

Rev Greg Yerbury

Team Vicar

Revd Susan Mayo

Tel: 01785 715605

Church Wardens

Robert Lawrence

Tel: 01785 251293

Elizabeth Madders

Tel: 01785 256210

Licensed Reader

Barbara Dodd

Magazine Editor

Paul Russell

Tel: 01785 255267

PCC Members

Barbara Dodd

J. Lawrence


Gwyneth Hodges

Barbara Cantril

Brian Hodges

John Richardson

William Mason

For queries about the graveyard please contact one of the church wardens.

For Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals.
Please contact the vicar The Revd Sue Mayo

For further information about the church or any of its services or activities please contact the Church Wardens: St. Lawrence - Robert Lawrence - 01785 251293 or Beth Madders - 01785 224932 St. Leonard‘s - Isabel Ford — 01785 712339 or Gary Pliva 01785 715833




The Bible Study Group meeting monthly. For further information please contact Rita Gilbert -Tel: 01785 248264

Painting Group meet on Thursday mornings at 10.am - 12.pm in Hyde Lea Village Hall

Coppenhall and Hyde Lea Table Tennis Club meet in Dunston Village Hall on Mondays and Thursdays from 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm. For more details contact David on 01785 245499

Hyde Lea and Coppenhall WI meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm. The meetings take place in Hyde Lea Village Hall.

Ballroom Dancing Classes on Wednesday 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm in the Village Hall

Stafford Knot Spinners meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Phone 714413 for further details.

Coffee Mornings - 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Village Hall - 11.00 am - 12 noon. Organised by Coppenhall Pastoral Care Team

Community Choir rehearses most weeks either at Coppenhall Church or in Hyde Lea Village Hall



Forthcoming Events

Thursday 5th September 2019
Painting Group meet in the Village Hall - 10.00 am - First Session after the Summer Break
Sacred Bible Study Group meet at 1.30 pm - 9 Fir Tree Close

Tuesday 10th September 2019
Bridge Drive at the Village Hall - 10.30 am - 3.00 pm
W.I. meeting - 7.30 pm in the village hall - Speaker: David Moore - Victorian Cemeteries

Wednesday 11th September 2019
Coffee Morning at the Village Hall - 11.00 am
Hyde Lea Parish Council Meeting in the Village Hall at 7.00 pm

Thursday 12th September 2019
Painting Group meet in the Village Hall - 10.00 am

Saturday 14th September 2019
Staffordshire Churches Ride and Stride - For more Information please contact Frank Farnworth

Thursday 19th September 2019
Painting Group meet in the Village Hall - 10.00 am

Tuesday 24th September 2019
Stafford Knot Spinners in the Village Hall - 7.00 pm

Thursday 26th September 2019
Painting Group meet in the Village Hall - 10.00 am

Sunday 6th October 2019
Harvest Supper at Dunston Village Hall - 6.30 pm

Tuesday 8th October 2019
Bridge Drive at the Village Hall - 10.30 am - 3.00 pm

Autumn 2019
New evening and daytime Alpha Courses starting - Look out for future information

Sunday 3rd November 2019
Memorial Service - 9.30 am

Thursday 7th November 2019
Painting Group meet in the Village Hall - 10.00 am
Coppenhall & Dunston Parish Council Meeting in Dunston Village Hall at 7.30 pm

Other Events can be found on the Dunston Church Page

Other information about local affairs can be found on the Hyde Lea Parish Council Website.

Other information about events at the Village Hall can be found on the Hyde Lea Village Hall Website or
Dunston and Coppenhall Parish Council Website.




Links to various pages

Webmaster - Wilf Beeson Email: coppenhall@wbeeson.co.uk

Page last updated - 29th August 2019