Visiting the Church

Our church is open each day between 10:00am and 4:00pm for visitors to come and look at the beautiful medieval church in its C6th graveyard and nearby modern cemetery with its out door reflective and picnic areas. It is an ideal centre for walkers and cyclists.

There is visitor information available about the history of the whole parish, from the Bronze Age to modern times including the history of the church.

We also have information on the 147 different plants, on the fauna, including our 5 different bat species and information signs and guides made by the local school children.

There are guides and trails available, with information on digital screens and conventional signs and leaflets.

Please help yourselves to tea, coffee and biscuits in the North chapel.

Accessibility

There is a car park by the north lych gate and a pull in at the south lych gate. The paths are gravel, but there is a pneumatic tyred wheel chair which travels well available and a ramp from the porch to the church floor.

Eucharist Services

Our Eucharist Services are held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 11:15am.

Evensong

We have Choral Evensong on the first and third Sundays of each month at 18:00 so that we now have a principal service on each Sunday of the month – the first time for forty years.

Services by Zoom

Every Sunday afternoon there is a live stream communion service from our companion church in Braddock Heights, Maryland USA which you are invited to join by Zoom. Please contact the churchwardens for details

Services by Facebook

A Benefice face book service is held on Sundays at 10:30 and on Thursdays at 10:00. You can join using the link on this web page.

Private Prayer

The outside reflective area in the Cemetery is open in daylight hours for private prayer everyday.

Covid controls

While the guidance for covid controls has changed, by its nature the congregation at any church has vulnerable and clinically extremely vulnerable or their carers present. Please be respectful of their health and please: –

Please use the sanitiser provided on entry to the church, keep socially distanced family groups, and wear a mask when the church has a service or when other people are present.

Air quality is measured for each service. We have ducted variable flow extraction/positive pressure fans which we use to adjust the air changes while minimising transmission of all virus and maximising your warmth.

Masks are not needed when in the outside area for services but are advised and social distance must be observed and the use of sanitiser. We ask bubbles not not to mingle.

Services will be held outside in our reflective area when ever possible.