St Nicholas

St Nicholas is beautiful in its simplicity, letting in plenty of natural light, with a clear window behind the altar which looks out on the surrounding farmland.

About this church

It was built in 1828 of red brick and has a small exquisitve bell turret. Lucy Lyttelton Cameron, the Victorian children's author was buried here in 1858.

An earlier church, dedicated to St Margaret, was destroyed by Henry Vane of Belleau manor around 1658. A local, church based flower group ensure that nature flourishes within its walls as well as in the churchyard around.

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

This 11th century, Grade I listed church is a simple two cell structure but contains magnificent monuments to the Bolle family who were prominent in the 15th century.

St Leonard

Strikingly situated at the highest point of the village, the fine tower of St Leonard's displays large and impressive gargoyles.


St Philip

The present church was built in red brick with greenstone and slate in 1857 by Maugham and Fowler and replaced the original chalk and thatch building.

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