About Us

We are the Parish church for the village of Highnam, and love to welcome visitors from nearby and far afield. You are always welcome at our regular services and special once off events, or if you would like to visit the church for a look at the wonderful building and frescos, please contact us to arrange a time.

The Holy Innocents Church, Highnam,  is a Grade I Listed Building, one of the most significant Victorian churches in the country. The church was commissioned by Thomas Gambier Parry the owner of the nearby Highnam Court, and was consecrated in 1851. The architecture is gothic revival style, and the church is decorated throughout with frescos painted by Thomas Gambier Parry. Hubert Parry, his son, inherited the estate and is best remembered for his musical setting for Blake’s poem ‘Jerusalem’ and much other memorable church music.