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Neston Parish Church is situated in the centre of the Town of Neston (on the Wirral) . It is dedicated to St Mary the mother of Jesus and St Helen the mother of Constantine the first Christian Roman Emperor and is unique in the Anglican Church and can claim the first record of a stone church building going back to the 1100s. It was re-built in the gothic revival style between 1874 and 1875 on the site of the previous Norman church of the 12th Century. However, it is believed that this has been a worship site from much earlier times as indicated by the remains of grave marker crosses, dating from 930AD, which were found under the foundations of the old Norman church.
A 'Trail for Children' is available within St Mary & St Helen that has been set up by NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) www.nadfast.org.uk
It is a trail of discovery for visiting singular or grouped young children accompanied by Parents, Teachers or Accompanying Adults.
The trail picks out the many interesting features i.e The Font, Bell Tower, Alter and Rededos, Organ, Viking Stones and Stained Glass Windows.
A simple questioner form and accompanying answers and notes for further interest and discussion are available.
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