Described as 'the jewel in South Gloucestershire's crown' St Anne's Syston is a fascinating medley of styles, outside and inside.
There is a stunning Norman doorway with sculpture of the tree of life, a Jacobean pulpit, wall-paintings done by Mrs Rawlins in the 1900s who lived in Siston Court, bullet-marks in the door left by Cromwell's men and an ornate lectern bought by grateful parishioners when the Prince of Wales recovered from influenza.
In the graveyard is an evocative headstone for a woman who had a bad reputation. Father Time and the Devil are depicted, claiming their own.
The site is exceptionally peaceful, although within striking distance of Bristol. The Church Hall & kitchen have been recently renovated.