The Church

The Church is situated away from the centre of the village, standing in a church yard surrounded by fields and is a prominent landmark within the immediate area. The Church building which is listed Grade II*, looks out onto an idyllic location with a beautiful view. The Church is open daily (until 7pm) and attracts a substantial number of visitors who are struck by the beauty of the surroundings and by the sense of peace and tranquillity they find there.

The church building consists of a nave, chancel, tower and south porch. The present nave dates from the fourteenth century, although this may have replaced an earlier structure dating from the eleventh century. Indeed the Anglo-Saxon saint’s name may suggest that Christian worship was taking place at the site even before then. To the south wall of the nave there is a staircase with lower and upper doorways evident. The staircase provided access to the rood loft. There is interesting staged benching at the rear of the nave. The chancel dates from the fifteenth century being a rebuilding of an earlier thirteenth century chancel. The tower dates from the fifteenth century and contains the belfry; the bells are still in position although they are no longer capable of being rung.