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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.

We offer a guided tour:

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St Margaret's Church tour

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

The dates for 2019 are :

14th May , 11th June , 9th July , 13th August ,

10th September , 8th October , 12th November , 10th December .

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

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

The dates for 2019 bell-ringing tours are:

  • Tuesday 26th Feb
  • Tuesday 23rd April
  • Tuesday 25th June
  • Tuesday 27th August
  • Tuesday 22nd October


Church bell

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

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. 

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