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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 or hear about bell-ringing.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak all guided tours have been cancelled until further notice  .

We offer a guided tour:

  • A General tour of our church  every second Tuesday of the month 
  • To hear about bell-ringing please contact us using the email address shown below .
  • Tours on request for groups of up to 15 visitors


St Margaret's Church tour

 There are currently no tours due to coronavirus but under normal circumstances they are held on the second Tuesday of  the month except during the winter months .

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 

Guided tour to hear about bell-ringing

We would be pleased to offer tours of the bell ringing gallery for between three and twelve people to explain the ancient art of bell ringing and to show how bells are rung . The tours last about 45 minutes and can be arranged for any daytime ,except Thursdays ,by emailing .

Church bell


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

Group tours of up to 15 visitors by special arrangement

Our tour guides would be happy to accommodate your group.

Please email  to arrange your visit. 

External tower improved D Evans 250318         External S Facing facade improved DE 250318

Nave from east end         Pew poppy head S Ratcliffe 

Ceiling panel M Woodward