Sandon Church throws open its doors for Christian aid week

Sandon church is throwing open its doors on Sat 20 May in aid of Christian Aid Week.

Families and children most welcome. There has been a church on this site since at least 1130, the Norman era and fragments of this period still remain. The church was rebuilt in 1310 with the addition of the tower in 1450.

We have six bells in the bell tower that we ring for services. Come and view this beautiful building and join us for a cup of tea and a slice of cake and join in the church trail which is suitable for both children and adults. View the recumbent figure of Samuel Erdeswicke in his tomb built in 1601.

This 15ft design includes effigies of his two wives kneeling in prayer above him whist his two children are recalled on the side of the tomb by their coats of arms. The ancient wall paintings depict his family tree, with shields painted on the walls.

We shall be opening the doors between ten o’clock and three pm and we would love to meet you. If the weather is nice, visitors may wish to bring chairs and a picnic to eat outside on the grassed area.

Entry is free but any donations would be welcomed for Christian Aid Week.