Nether Compton: St Nicholas
St Nicholas' Church has a 13th century nave and chancel and you can feel the prayer oozing out of the soft, honey coloured, Ham stone walls. The stone screen is late 15th century and asymmetrical. The tower, of the same era, houses a ring of six bells that are rung from ground level. This means that the ropes are much longer than the average and this can cause difficulties to visiting ringers. I am sure that Sir Peter Wimsey would have had no problems!
Nestling next to the village green, this is a truly English country church which is well worth a visit. Enjoy the peace, the quiet and the prayer that has gone on for more than 800 years. And please add your own prayers to these ancient stones.