St Adelwold

St Adelwold’s is unusual as there are two churches situated within one churchyard.

About this church

The only church in the country dedicated to St Adelwold, it is sited on the foundations of a Saxon church. A solid and sturdy 13th century tower stands proud, inviting all to enter and learn more about these two unusual buildings.

The church sits alongside its neighbour church of St Mary’s, which formerly served North Cockerington and is now in the care of The Churches Conservations Trust. Both buildings stand in the former grounds of a 12th century Gilbertine priory.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access throughout
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St Leonard

Visitors are often surprised to discover an unusually life like monument in the church to Sir Adrian Scrope who lived in nearby South Cockerington Hall in the 16th century.


St Andrew

St Andrew’s has gained international fame when it was chosen by Hornby, the model train makers, to be the church for their model village of Skeldale.


St James

In a secluded setting in the middle of trees with no electricity or water, can be found the tiny and delightful church of St James.

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