St Mary's Church, Great Chart  Church

Image Source: Dave Godden


church built in 14th century (There was a 12th Cent church here - stonework in vestry door is of this period & whilst village goes back to 7th Cent no mention of a church in Doomsday) major restoration & rebuild in 15th Century by James Goldwell of the Parish (later Bishop of Norwich & buried in a very splended tomb there)possibly after a fire - roof raised to add clearstory windows & rood screen & flat roofs on N & S aisles Victorians re-pewed & restored in 1870s by Blomfield whilst restoring nearby Godinton House we are planning an equally major restoration of re-roofing, replacing stone in window tracery & re-ordering for the 21st Century to include toilets, kitchen & disabled access



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: 475

Morning Attendance: 161

Afternoon Attendance: 208

Evening Attendance: No service


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -




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