All Saints' Church, Shorncote, Gloucestershire

Address: Shorncote, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6DE
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Open daily from May to September; at other times keyholder nearby
Keyholder information, accessibility and facilities

A tiny 800-year-old church

This delightful little church, hiding down a lane in gravel-pit country south of Cirencester dates from about 1170.

It has a pretty double bell-cote added in the 14th century.

Monuments and a stone Royal Arms line the walls of its simple interior.

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How to find us

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Road directions

3 miles east of Kemble and 4 miles south of Cirencester off A429

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Kemble (2.6 miles)

OS Reference No.

SU 025 967

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16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







PDF iconGloucestershire & Bristol County Guide (PDF, 4.7mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Gloucestershire & Bristol. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

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Donate online

Community information for All Saints' Church, Shorncote

 

All our Goucestershire churches are in CCT’s West region.

Useful local links

Explore Gloucestershire tourism website 

Gloucestershire Local History Society 

Gloucestershire Family History Society 

Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust 

List of Gloucestershire churches 

Gloucershire is in the Diocese of Gloucester

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

Or use the button below to donate online.

Donate online

All Saints' Church, Shorncote, Gloucestershire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.