Our Building & Churchyard

The Church, which is a Grade II* listed building, is steeped in history. The first priest is recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 and the oldest parts of the present building are believed to date from the late eleventh century. The structure has evolved over the centuries. Extensions have been added and alterations made to adapt to the needs of the times.

In 1979 several pews at the rear of the church were removed and folding doors put in to create a space apart from the main body of the building, where meetings could be held, informal gatherings take place, and the Sunday Club be given a home.

The room served the church well but was limited in the space which it provided. In 2018 further pews were removed so that when the dividing doors were folded back the area available for use was extended. At the same time the vestry was reconfigured to provide a kitchen area and the church was re-carpeted. This alteration has created a warm and welcoming space which has substantially increased our ability to accommodate events of a social nature and more ambitious refreshments. This has resulted in a considerable increase in the numbers of people who come into the church and who forge relationships with members of the congregation and some of whom attend services from time to time. It has also had an impact on our burgeoning work with children and their parents.

There is a relatively extensive old churchyard which surrounds the church.  Then across a lane which runs alongside the boundary wall on the West side of the church lies the “new” burial ground. We maintain both areas of land with a mix of help from volunteers, a paid contractor and a contribution towards grass cutting from the Parish Council.

There are Churchyard Regulations governing the right to burials and the type of memorials allowed and so contact the Team Administrator in the first place if you want to know more about these.

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