Built between 1868 and 1869, the Holy Innocents recommends itself for its lovely surrounding, situated in peaceful woodland of beech and chestnut trees. It is particularly pleasant in early spring when the churchyard is carpeted in snowdrops and daffodils. Inside the church, little has changed since its nineteenth-century construction. Of note is the simple war memorial on the north wall of the nave dedicated to members of the parish killed in World War One. The altar rails, installed in 1911, were made to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in that same year.
The dedication to the Holy Innocents came as a result of the sad death of the Vicar’s young daughter from diphtheria. The architect was J.P. St Aubyn.
Due to its isolated location, Holy Innocents is only open on Sundays for services. If you wish to look inside the church, you are welcome to contact the church wardens to arrange access. When not open there is just enough space for a car in front of the gate, and the church yard is then just a short walk up a hill. Not suitable for wheelchair users.
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