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.

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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.

What We Believe - click here to view

  • Marriage Register

    Click here to view all weddings held at Wren's Cathedral

  • 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.

    Full History - click here to view


The leadership of Wren's Cathedral
Most Revd Dr David Carr
Archbishop of the Diocese of Wroxall Abbey
Dr David Carr has been the Senior Leader of Renewal Christian Centre for over 40 years, pioneering the new church at Wren’s Cathedral over a decade ago, to fulfil the leading of the Lord to ‘reopen the old well’. The church continues to thrive and welcomes visitors from far and wide.
Rt Revd Dr Anthony J Carr
Bishop of Wren’s Cathedral
Dr Anthony Carr was originally in the nursing profession before training for Christian ministry. Previously a Pastor at Renewal Solihull he became one of the two original ministers in 2001 when Wroxall Church was reopened for regular Sunday worship.
Revd Canon Justin Marsh
Canon Pastoral Wren’s Cathedral
Justin previously held the position of Pastor for Pastoral Care at Renewal, and is now the Responsible Authorised Person and Co-ordinator of Marriages at Wroxall. Justin is highly experienced in pastoral issues, and is a qualified Counsellor and Relationship Psychotherapist.
Revd Christopher Beard
Following a career in industry, Chris trained at theological college and spent the next 11 years in pastoral ministry. He and his wife Hilary joined Renewal Christian Centre in 1996 & he has been involved in teaching, schools’ ministry, debt support and chaplaincy in both NHS & Hospice care.
John Daniel
Lay Minister
John became a Christian in his youth & felt his calling from God was industry & commerce. It is in this context that he gained considerable experience of life & realised how relevant faith is to life’s situations. He is a family man with four grown up offspring & he feels blessed that the family meet up regularly.

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