William Brookes inspired the modern Olympic Games

Holy Trinity - Much Wenlock - Shropshire
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Much Wenlock Parish Church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and is a place made sacred by lives and prayers for more than 1300 years. The first church on this site was Anglo-Saxon, built probably about AD 680.

The present nave was built in 1150 by the cluniac monks of Wenlock Priory.

William Penny Brookes (13 August 1809 – 11 December 1895) was an English surgeon, especially known for inspiring the modern Olympic Games, the Wenlock Olympian Games and for his promotion of physical education and personal betterment.