The first rector here at St Andrew's was presented in 1268, and Bishop Grandisson dedicated the altar in 1333.
Originally, the church was at Fallapit and the hub of the village was nearby at Tolditch. However, the village gravitated to it's present location, with the church now on Church Hill overlooking most of the village and countryside beyond.
St Andrew's was rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries, and major renovations and rebuilding were possible in the 19th century generously sponsored by William Cubitt of Fallapit House.
The church has reopened daily for private prayer and meditation every Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Services resumed on Sunday 9th August 2020, with subsequent breaks in the second lockdown. Please see "Services have changed" by clicking the tab on the left of this page. Social distancing is required, as are face masks / covering. Members of the PCC with be on hand to help.
We welcome you to come and enjoy our beautiful church and grounds, in which dogs on leads are welcome.
Monthly coffee mornings at our Parish Hall have been suspended until further notice. When they resume, please come along and say "hello". You will be warmly welcomed.
Fund raising monthly Whist Drives are also suspended, and our summer fete has been cancelled for 2020. St Andrew's relies on the generous funds raised at these events, which is missing this year. So please help us to keep the work of St Andrew's going and maintain our church building..
As we move toward the release of lockdown in 2021, plans are being made to resume fund raising events and save the 11th September 2021 for our Village Fete.
Donations may now be made on line - please see "Give now" button on our front page.
Reiewd and updated 8th May 2021