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Guided tours of our church

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Join a tour of our church and find out about over 800 years of history

To get the most from your visit take part in one of our guided tours

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Turn up and go!

Just turn up on the second Tuesday of every month in church and join one of our guided tours.

The tour starts at 2 30pm, but join us in church 5 minutes before to secure your place.

The tour will take about 45 minutes. (Please note some of our ancient floors are uneven so please wear suitable footwear). 

  • Discover the 12th century origins of St Margaret's
  • Find out more about Charles the second's connection to our church
  • Hear about how the Napoleonic Wars affected St Margaret's
  • View the carvings of local craftsmen dating from the 15th century 

To find out more about bell-ringing at St Margaret's:

Church bell

Join one of our special tours to hear about bell-ringing in our church with an optional visit to our new gallery.

Tour dates for 2018:  Thursday 21st June

                                Thursday 16th August

                                Thursday 18th October

The tours start at 2.30pm, but arrive in church 5 minutes before to secure your place. The tour will last 30-45 mins

NB access to the gallery is via a narrow, stone spiral staircase, so may not be suitable for everyone.


We also take groups of up to 15 visitors by special arrangement

Our tour guides would be happy to accommodate your group, please contact us at  to arrange your visit. 

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Nave from east end         Pew poppy head S Ratcliffe 

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