Church of England Diocese of Ely Croydon with Clapton

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

There is limited parking on Church Lane with a short but steep pedestrian path upwards as it enters the churchyard

There is one accessible parking place on the pedestrian approach path

The path to the church is rolled and bound gravel. There is a shallow ramp to allow wheelchairs down from the churchyard path into the porch with then step free access into the church. There are no ramps inside the church and there are steps up from the Nave into the Chancel.

Guide dogs for all disabilities are welcome


Our Building

The church is Listed as Grade II*.and dates mostly from the C14 with a Chancel rebuilt by the Downings in the C17. The overall church is built of fieldstone cobbles, clunch and brick under a tiled roof. It has both its north and south aisles remaining, along with a slight north transept and a more substantial south transept which has indications that it held its own altar. The roof of the Nave may well be medieval but the Chancel roof is late C17. The West tower is primally C15. The church has a number of C19 stained glass windows in the Chancel but the pews all date back to the C17. One particular Rector who is associated with he church became one of the earliest archbishops of Canada. The oldest feature that probably relates back to an earlier church is a C12 Font although the bowl has been broken and was then filled later with only a smaller lead lining.


Music and Worship

There is one single bell that is rung for services although like Arrington it has three pits in the bell frame. The bell is by J Briant of Hertford from 1786

These occur on an occasional basis, currently mostly in the summer months

Organ

Groups, Courses and Activities

This occurs as part of a Benefice programme normally occurring during Lent at the Rectory in Orwell.


Help for Visitors

Photographs of the village are on display in the church

The church is open every day during daylight hours, the churchyard is open at all reasonable times, The new churchyard located opposite the church has no artificial lighting and the pathways are simply mown grass.


Other Features

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