Welcome

This is the website for the Parish of Mavesyn Ridware, serving Mavesyn Ridware, Hill Ridware, Pipe Ridware and Blithbury in Staffordshire.

All four villages are beautiful places to live and are thriving communities in the heart of rural Staffordshire. Find out more in the History section and see photographs of the area in our Gallery.

You can find out the very latest on life in the area and find out what’s going on in our community by reading the Village News section. There’s always loads going on so have your diary handy.

St Nicholas Church from Chuch Lane

St Nicholas Church from Chuch Lane

Read about the various socal groups in the Clubs and Societies pages. You’ll find service times for St Nicholas Church in the Church News section. Read the vicar’s monthly letter.

Local authority information such as who to contact with regard to highways, pavements, street lighting, council tax and social services is contained in the Parish Council section or by clicking on the MyStaffs app.

The village has an impressive and modern village hall and you can find out what’s on there, plus how to hire it in the Village Hall pages. Please contact the booking clerk to book the village hall and not the website as we are independent and not linked to any village organisation.

There’s loads of clubs and societies including the WI, Ladies Choir, Church Choir, Youth Club, History Society, Ridware Rascals toddlers group, Young Farmers, Men’s Supper Club, Bowls Club and many more.

You can also catch up with the latest local and national news at the foot of every page.

Where is Mavesyn Ridware?

The villages are in an area bounded by the River Trent to the south and west, and the River Blithe to the north. On a map we are just off the B5014 about four miles from Rugeley, five miles from Lichfield and roughly 10  miles from Uttoxeter and Burton upon Trent.

Field of Linseed

Field of Linseed

If you’re planning a visit, its best to travel by car. The villages are on or near the B5014 Lichfield to Uttoxeter road.

Rugeley, Uttoxeter and Lichfield each have railway stations but you would need a taxi to reach the parish. There isn’t a bus service sadly.

There are several bed and breakfast options but it’s essential to book.

There is easy access to some beautiful English countryside and there is an excellent variety of food and drink on offer in the pubs.

All four splendid villages are steeped in history that dates back to the Norman Conquest but today the area is home to around 1,500 people, and is a friendly and thriving community with a church, Henry Chadwick Primary School, two pubs, a shop, farms, numerous clubs and societies, the nationally acclaimed Blithbury Reindeer Lodge and a nursery selling a range of flowers and shrubs.

We hope you enjoy our community website and if you want to get in touch, either to make a comment or tell us about an event that needs some publicity, there is a Contact button at the far right of the navigation menu at the top of this page.

To see the Hamstall Ridware website, Click here

To see what is going on in Armitage and Handsacre, Click here