Although the main entrance to this church is through the lychgate alongside the busy road, drivers shouldn’t be deterred from visiting this pleasant church as there is a car park for the church just down the adjacent side road.
All Saints had a thorough restoration in the mid C19 – one of the better restorations carried out by the Victorians
While walking around the outside of the church one sees an obvious unusual feature - the church has a small C14 South aisle which only extends along the length of the chancel…I wonder if this was meant to remain like this or the original plan was to make it the full length of the nave as well…...
Entry into this bright but chilly church is via the North porch.
The screen which separates the nave from the belfry is made up from four panels from the old C15 rood screen along with two new doors….some of the bench pews nearby are a mixture of original and new wood with original poppy head ends
…also at that end of the church is this splendid chest – possibly early C16
The C15 font is carved with lions and angels bearing shields
The chancel arch was replaced in C19 by a screen, although the door to the original rood stairs remains in the North wall near the pulpit
In the South aisle is a fine C19 memorial for Robert Sparrow who was killed in Tobago in 1805 and also for his grandson
The chancel is darker compared to the nave, but has a lovely 3 light East window depicting the crucifixion
Two pleasing priests chairs stand on either side of the altar
The churchyard in Spring awash with bluebells
It's a gentle walk from the lychgate up to the church entrance
The C19 restoration to this church was done to a high standard, which wasn't always the case among church restorations from that time. There is much more information I could impart about this church but sadly this blog instalment would take up far too much time and space... A visit to All saints is well worthwhile.