Wantisden, St John the Baptist

The church is Grade I listed, built of flint and stone in the 12th century. Human heads are carved on the south door, the font has scalloped decoration, and there are paint traces of frescoes on the north wall. A bell tower was added in the 15th century. It is one of only two churches in the country built using coralline crag, the other less than a mile away in Chillesford. The atmosphere is deeply prayerful and connects today’s congregations to earlier generations who have worshipped here over the centuries. It is cherished as a gem. The churchyard is extensive. Many 18th century gravestones can still be identified.

The Parish of Wantisden, St John the Baptist is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Benefice Safeguarding Officer(s).

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA.

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If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Get in touch

The Revd. Mandy Reynolds

The Vicarage,
11 Walnut Tree Avenue,

IP12 2GG

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