All Saints' Church, Shorncote, Gloucestershire

Shorncote, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6DE
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Open every day during daylight hours
  • Overview
  • Map
  • What's nearby

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

  • Access information

    From grass verge on corner of the village lane, a level track passes Church Cottage to level grass churchyard with a mowed path to the south porch and around the church. There is clear access to south porch with one step down.

  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. 
  • Directions
    3 miles east of Kemble and 4 miles south of Cirencester off A429
  • Transport
    Nearest railway station: Kemble (2.6 miles)
  • History & Further Information

    Useful information

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.

    Gloucestershire County Guide 2012

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

    All Saints' Shorncote Guidebook


  • Community information

    Shorncote Church Plan

    Click on the link below to download a copy of the church plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church.

    Church plans are a living document which combines information on the church’s history and its current use, outlines maintenance and repair needs, combines this with feedback and recommendations from the community, and concludes with an action plan setting out agreed short, medium and long term goals to support the sustainable use and care of the church.

    This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!

    Shorncote Church Plan 2023 May.pdf

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