About this church
Thomas Keble was vicar of Bisley from 1827-1873. He improved the physical, moral, and spiritual welfare of his people, and was responsible for the building of a number of churches including St Bartholomew Oakridge, Christ Church Chalford, St John the Baptist France Lynch and the restoration of All Saints.
All Saints really is the Mother Church of those 'Oxford Movement' churches built and rebuilt by Revd Thomas.
It was Thomas junior who uncovered the mystery of the legend of the 'Bisley Boy'. This was the local lad who was substituted for the young Princess Elizabeth who was staying in Over Court next to the church. Having fallen ill, after her death she was buried in the garden and the boy grew up to become Elizabeth I, explaining why she never married and supplied an heir and always appeared with whitened face to disguise a male beard!