The Past

A church has stood at the top of Church Hill since the times of the Normans; for over seven hundred years, St. Nicholas has been a Christian landmark seen from miles away in all directions.

The present church was built in the 13th century. We can be sure it is at least that ancient, as the 1st recorded Rector, one Richard de List, began at St Nicholas in 1254.The oldest part of the church is the nave, dating back more than seven centuries.

In the 14th century, both the chancel and south aisle were constructed, and as the centuries rolled by, generations of Christians treasured and protected this holy place.

Church records of weddings go back to the 1500’s, and the historical importance of the church is recognised in its Grade 1 listed building status.

Come and explore this holy place, in the footsteps of countless believers through the centuries.