Facilities and features


There is no toilet in the main Church building, but there is a toilet in the Church Hall in the Church grounds which is available for use during services and church events.

There is some on-street parking on Church Street on the right hand side next to the Church wall. There is also some parking available on Long Street near the Post Office.

There are steps up to the main entrance of the church. There is a portable ramp to the church entrance which can be put down on request.

There is an induction loop in the church.

Assistance dogs are welcome.

This can be provided if given prior notice.

Our Building

As well as fragments of mediaeval glass in the Percy chapel window, there are windows with designs by Halliday, Kempe and Burne-Jones.

St Columba's is a grade II* Listed Building which has many interesting historical features including an important "palimpsest" brass memorial. There is a display of information about the Church's history inside the Church.

There is a Post Office in the village within a couple of minutes' walk

Music and Worship

There are occasional concerts at the Church and the venue can be booked by appropriate community organisations for this purpose.

The church has a restored organ by "Father" Willis, removed from a redundant church and reinstalled largely by local volunteers. Further details are available on request. The organ pipes from the previous organ were donated to a church in Sri Lanka.

The church is a Corporate member of the Prayer Book Society and holds regular BCP choral services of Evensong (1st Sunday) and Matins (3rd Sunday) each month.

St Columba's has a well-established choir of about 18 members. The choir sings the Evensong service on the first Sunday of each month and some of the choir sing at the Sunday Matins on the third Sunday of the month.

Groups, Courses and Activities

Help for Visitors

Guided tours of the Church and Churchyard are available during St Columba's Heritage Weekend, held in June each year.

There is a very informative Guidebook on sale inside the Church.

Other Features

Part of the Churchyard is a nature conservation area which has been developed over the past few years with help from the Community Payback Team - a group which also carries out valuable maintenance of the Churchyard on a regular basis.