St Faith

The body of this beautiful little chapel is Saxon and fairly early Norman, though the round Saxon apse was destroyed in the early 19th century.

About this church

It has massive windbraces and huge cross beams, still bearing the axe marks of pillagers. It is thought that the Saxon builders of the chapel
may have made use of an earlier, possibly even Roman building.

The chapel has a Norman rectangular nave and a tiny chancel linked to it by a narrow Saxon arch. The chancel houses a Jacobean canopied oak pulpit and arcaded reading desk, oak benches of 1597, fine altar rails of the 17th century and an altar itself of the 15th century with the original Mensa slab scratched with the five crosses, symbolizing the five wounds of Christ.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church

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