St Michael's Church, Farndish, Bedfordshire

Address: Farndish, Wellingborough, Bedfordshire, NN29 7HJ
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A gorgeous little church with a polychrome doorway

This tiny church dates from around 1200 and has a great sense of peace and serenity.

The gorgeous Early English doorway of this tiny church alternates bands of orange ironstone with grey limestone which creates an eye-catching polychrome effect.

Inside, there is an elegant curved ogee arch over a 14th-century window and attractively carved corbels around others.

The low tower was added in the 15th-century. Other things of interest include a plain Norman font with a pretty 17th-century cover, carvings and some solid 19th-century oak furnishings.

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Road directions

4 miles south east of Wellingborough, off B569

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Wellingborough (4.15 miles)

OS Reference No.

SP 928 638

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







PDF iconBedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London County Guide (PDF, 4.6mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. Anne Wiltshire (09 Oct 2012, 21:16)

    I have visited this church when I visited England as I am descended from John Johnson the subject of the Brass Memorial in the floor of he Church. I totally agree about the peace and serenity of the church and enjoy sitting in the pews and realising this was the place of my ancestor for 38 years,

  2. John Braga (26 May 2014, 16:37)

    I visited this church in May 2014, researching Eli Eade who was a curate in Upper Dean, Bedfordshire (my village) and later Rector of Farndish. I found his grave in the churchyard which also mentioned his wife Geraldine (nee Dalton) who died in Reigate in 1924.

    If anybody knows of a photo of Eli Eade, I would love to know!

    John Braga (JohnB@crownsys.co.uk)

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St Michael's Church, Farndish, Bedfordshire

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.