The Church of All Saint’s

Priest-in charge: The Reverend Helen Kendrick (01235 848297) helen@kendricks.fsnet.co.uk
Churchwarden: Fred Cubbage (01235 848768) Treasurer: Tim Budd (01235 820942)
Director of Music: Ian Miles (01235 426109, Mob: 07788 715873)
Tower Captain:
John Napper (01235 848292)
Children’s Church: Vivienne Maunders (01235 848077) Sacristan: Pamela Vivian
Church Flowers: Ann White (01235 847622)
Women’s Christian Fellowship: Rose Woodward (01235 848510)
Friends of All Saint’s:
Fred Cubbage (01235 848768)
Website: http://www.allsaints-church.org.uk./
All Saints’ Church Sutton Courtenay on Facebook
MONTHLY SERVICES OF WORSHIP
1st Sunday: Family Service at 10.30am
2nd Sunday: Parish Eucharist at 10.30am (with Children’s Church) and Evensong at 6pm
3rd Sunday: Morning Worship at 10.30am (with Children’s Church), & Evening Praise at 6pm
4th Sunday: Parish Eucharist at 10.30am (with Children’s Church)
Wednesday: BCP Holy Communion at 9.45am

The church is open for visitors and pilgrims during daylight hours throughout the year.

VisitEnglandOnce you reach the center of the Village, the church is very easy to find. It is at the north end of the Village Green.All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay is a Grade 1 listed medieval building, parts of which date back to the 12th century. Most of the current building dates from the 14th & 15th centuries.
.
There is seating in conventional pews for approx. 200 people. In the churchyard lie the remains of Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell) and Lord Herbert Henry Asquith, Earl of Oxford, Prime Minister during the First World War, who owned a house in the village. The former’s grave provides a focal point for many of the tourists visiting the village.The Church of All Saint’s at Sutton Courtenay is full of fascinating history. The 14th century nave is reminiscent of the great wool churches of Norfolk. The interior shows bizarrely reused Norman zig-zag work as well as later carved capitals. On the tower door, there are crusader crosses inscribed by soldiers either hoping for or given thanks for a safe return from the Crusades. The whole building was nearly destroyed during the Civil War when munitions stored by the parliamentarian vicar exploded in the church.
Here is a view of the church from the village green. (click for Full Sized Image).

The Church of All Saint’s, Sutton Courtenay

The Church of All Saint’s, Sutton Courtenay

South side of church

South side of church

South Side of the Church

To reach the graveyard, pass by the south side of the church. The yard will be directly ahead of you as you go down the path past this, the south entrance to the church. Be sure to check the bulletin board as you go by. Of this, britannia says: The main south door is surrounded by a fine brick porch built with money left to the poor of the parish by the 15th century Bishop Thomas Bekynton of Bath & Wells!

Graveyard Panorama View

You can see how green and peaceful the graveyard is. In fact, the whole village seemed to be like this on a lovely Spring day. Orwell’s grave is just about in the middle of this picture.

The Graveyard Panorama View

The Graveyard Panorama View

The Grave of Herbert Henry Asquith
Prime Minister of Great Britain (1908-1916)

The Grave of Herbert Henry Asquith

The Grave of Herbert Henry Asquith

Share
Share

Website Designed & Hosted by: MyComputerMan IT Support Services