Sandon: All Saints
All Saints is easily spotted due to its distinctive tower buttresses (17th C) which are now purely decorative as they are no longer required to support the tower – but where would we be without them? The church stands in an elevatedposition above village green, hall and the pond and was originally started in the mid-14thC (1348) prior to the Black Death. Work stopped during the pestilence and was restarted nearer to the end of that century and gradually added to in the subsequent centuries with major restoration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Of note are the ten 15thC pews at the back of church with their distinctive poppy head finials (lovely to look at – murder to sit on!) the 17th C pulpit and the glorious 15thC. chancel screen. Everything seems to work into an harmonious all-embracing whole with further delights wherever you look. A recent addition to the churchyard is a memorial to all who served in the Great War. An active church with regular services and a welcoming congregation it continues to serve the village in all seasons.
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