St Helena

Set back from the road in beautiful surroundings.

About this church

Believed to be 14th century this Grade I listed church set in the village of Willoughby some 6 miles from Alford.

It has links with the life of John Smith, founder and President of Virginia USA.

It has an impressive tower with four pinnacles and a fine recessed west window. Access to the ringing chamber is via an ancient ladder fashioned from two long tree trunks with sawn logs for steps. Look for the word 'toothache' carved inside.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Car park at church
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

Other nearby churches

St Andrew

The first church was built in the 13th century and in 1227 William de Withern was appointed vicar.

St Martin

This peaceful church lies in the centre of village, surrounded by a beautiful graveyard and sheltered from the road by mature trees.

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