The Church's History

On this page you will find a brief introduction to the history of the Church, some information on where you can buy a Church guide and at the bottom you can download a short guide about the church.

Brief Introduction

The Anglo-Saxon Tower, which is Grade 1 listed, is the most prominent feature of the church and indeed the village. It is estimated to date from c970 and is all that remains of the Saxon turriform church – a tower church with a small high roofed extension to the east. The Church building grew with the addition of a nave and chancel in the late 12th century in the Norman period. A number of alterations and additions have been made since then throughout each century.

“Every century from the tenth onwards is represented in the fabric and fittings of the building which bears witness to the continuity of Christian life in Earls Barton and is still a very active place of worship.” Andrew Hart (Earls Barton, 1997)

Church Guides

A new Church History booklet, based on the writings of Andrew Hart, was released in late 2017 by the Friends of All Saints. Copies can be found in church and purchased for £5.00.

There is also a Walk Round Guide produced by the Friends of All Saints priced at £2.00.

All money raised from the sale of booklets and guides go directly to the Church's fabric fund (which helps fund the maintenance of the Church building).

From the 19th April the Church is open to visitors Tuesday & Thursday mornings 10am - noon and Thursday & Friday afternoons from 2pm - 4pm

Short Visitor Guide

You are welcome to download this short visitor guide, written by Andrew Hart.

All_Saints_Church_-_Visitor_Notes, PDF