About this church
The church of St Mary has served this scattered community for about nine hundred years. The tower with its peal of six bells has a Norman base, but was later heightened in the Perpendicular style. The west door, lancet windows and blank arcading are Early English.
An impressive rood screen fills the chancel arch. The Barkham family followed by The Bethlehem Hospital were one time patrons and local land owners. In its origins, traditions and practice, St Mary’s has always been known as ‘High Church’ and therefore has a rich, Anglo-Catholic tradition. Enter the churchyard by the lychgate and experience its unique peace and tranquillity.