St Nicholas' Church, Saintbury, Gloucestershire

Saintbury, Broadway, Gloucestershire, WR12 7PX
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Open every day during daylight hours. Please note the door can swell in the rain. Please push firmly to access if it seems locked. For enquiries please contact Local Community Officer Isobel Milne [email protected]
  • Overview
  • Map
  • What's nearby

This medieval church on the Cotswold Way near Broadway in Gloucestershire has a tall and slender spire that can be seen from all around and is a notable landmark. The building's earliest known feature is a sundial considered to date back to the eleventh century.

The early finely carved box pews are an eighteenth-century addition and there is a notable collection of sevententh and eighteenth-century ledger slabs in the church.

There are some interesting early post-medieval wallpaintings in the chancel and visitors may also be interested in the Arts and Crafts features that were added in the early twentieth century, including the chancel and north chapel ceilings, the north chapel screen (c 1904 by Ernest Gimson) and the north chapel reredos (c 1920 by Alec Miller). If you are interested in seeing the Chancel chandelier (1911 by Charles Ashbee) it is now housed in the Court Barn Museum in nearby Chipping Campden. 

For access to the belltower specifically please email [email protected]

Please note there is currently a small hole in the churchyard at the rear of building which has been cordened off. Please do not cross the fencing that has been erected. 

  • Access information
    Access to the church is via a stepped sloped pathway. Please note there is a small step in the nave and a step down into the south transept.
  • Facilities & Hire

    Saintbury church is available to hire for events and is a unique and beautiful venue.

    The church has hosted talks and theatre performances and can provide a stunning backdrop for your event.

    There is electricity at Saintbury and it can seat up to 100 people.

    Due to its historic nature please note the church has no heating, running water or toilet facilities so thought needs to be given for events longer than a couple of hours (e.g. portaloo hire).

    The church can also be used for filming.

    If you would like to hire this church please contact Local Community Officer Isobel Milne [email protected]

  • Directions
    Close to Broadway, take the turning off the B4632 running between Weston sub Edge and Willersey. The church is located to the right hand side of the road.
  • Transport
    Honeybourne Railway Station (3.2 miles) or Evesham Railway Station (5.6 miles)
  • Volunteering Opportunities

    Our volunteers and community supporters are key to the success of the Churches Conservation Trust. Volunteering roles cover a wide variety of opportunities and can be a great way to meet people.  

    Could you help with fundraising events, bake some delicious cakes, perform building checks, create some interesting interpretation, post on our social media, or help with cleaning this amazing building? Whatever your skills and availability, we would love to hear from you. Please email Local Community Officer Isobel Milne [email protected] stating the church you would like to volunteer at and the type of volunteering role you are interesed in. 


  • Community information

    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!

    Saintbury Church Plan