Sparsholt: Holy Cross, Sparsholt

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One of Simon Jenkins’ England’s Thousand Best Churches, the Church of the Holy Rood has Norman origins and a fine wooden steeple visible from afar. The north transept has long been demolished, but the south transept houses three rare 14th Century oak effigies. There is a fine organ.

With the assistance of English Heritage and the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust, major works over the last 25 years have included the installation of french drains and a new roof, the recladding of the steeple and restoration of three principal stained glass windows.

There is much more information about the church (and about the villages of Sparsholt and Westcot) on the village website: Select the "Ameneties " Tab, then "Church of the Holy Rood".

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The Revd Leonora Anne HILL - Incumbent
Ridgeway Rectory
Warborough Road
Letcombe Regis
Letcombe Regis
OX12 9LD
(01235) 760112
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Holy Communion
Ridgeway Benefice Service
Sunday 31st July 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Sunday 14th August 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Sunday 9th October 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Journeying On
Sunday 6th November 2016 at 3:00 PM for 1 hour
The Royal British Legion
Sunday 13th November 2016 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
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Incumbent: The Revd Leonora Anne HILL
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5999
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: WANTAGE (27409)
Benefice: Ridgeway (27/420BL)
Parish Legal Name: SPARSHOLT WITH KINGSTON LISLE (270558 27/558)
CofE Church Info: (627558 27/558)
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The current editor is: Michael Bailey

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This page was last updated on Saturday 29th August 2015
Sparsholt: Holy Cross : Church Way, Sparsholt, Oxfordshire, OX12 9PU

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