Village Tales at All Saints' - Saltfleetby
Guided tours with a hint of local gossip
The tall, square tower of this marshland church leans dramatically to the west, as if trying to stretch away from the long, low nave below. Inside, the church is striking for its light and stillness – it has an air of peace in contrast to its wild, marshy setting. All Saints is sparsely but beautifully furnished with a gorgeous 15th-century carved screen and two pulpits, one Elizabethan and rustic, the other 17th-century from Oriel College, Oxford. The heavy timbered roof demonstrates the good, honest craftsmanship of medieval builders. Martin Chapman has lived beside the church at Saltfleetby all his life and is a fount of local history and the traditions of the area. He will be giving guided tours of the church and sharing his passion for both his native village and the church with visitors.