St Nicholas' Church, Saintbury, Gloucestershire
How to find us
- 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.
Comprehensive theft of roof lead in 2017 has left the structure and its interior furnishings, including its important medieval wall paintings highly vulnerable. The Churches Conservation Trust has launched an appeal to raise the much needed funds that will secure this special building. You can visit the appeal page here. Thank you.
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); the north chapel reredos (c 1920 by Alec Miller) and the Chancel chandelier (1911 by Charles Ashbee).
A strangely beautiful church
A beautiful interior painted roof
A pair of eccentric churches
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
On Broadway, off the B4632 running between Weston sub Edge and Willersey. Church is located to the right hand side of the road.
Honeybourne Railway Station (3.2 miles) or Evesham Railway Station (5.6 miles)