St Giles's Church, Wormshill  Church

Image Source: John Vigar

 

An absolute gem of a church dating from Saxon times. The small double-splayed window in the south wall is evidence enough of that period. The church was then extended in the thirteenth century by the lengthening of the chancel, the addition of a north chapel and the building of a north aisle. As far as furnishings are concerned, the highlight is the medieval glass in the east window showing the Coronation of the Virgin, with lovely angels throwing their censors heavenwards. There is also a rare thirteenth century chest with lovely incised decoration and a seventeenth century pulpit. The Royal Arms of George III has recently been restored.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 140

Morning Attendance: No service

Afternoon Attendance: 82

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: Joseph Clarke 1879

Second Restoration: -

 

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