All Saints Church, Strelley Village, NG8 6PE, Open Church Dates
OPEN CHURCH DATES: JULY-AUGUST 2018
There is so much to see at All Saints. Free leaflets in church: (1) Brief church guide; (2) Step Back In Time, a self-guided walk through Strelley cillage, (3) Children's I-Spy quiz. Other items on sale in church.
All Saints with its two churchyards is open to visitors on specific days, but access can be arranged at other times on request. For full list of dates and contact information please visit our website at http://www.allsaintschurchstrelley.org.uk/
The 'old' churchyard surrounds All Saints church. From 1654-1901, 1510 people were buried here; many more from the late 14th century to 1654 must also be buried here. There remain 46 extant headstones and four tombs. The earliest headstone is of John Richards who died in 1731 aged 44, and the last that of John Severn who died in 1915 and was interred with his wife Sarah who died in 1898. The tombs are contained in a railed-off area in the churchyard space between the chancel and the north transept of the church. They contain three members of the Edge family who owned The Hall and Strelley from 1678-1978. Julia Francis Edge (d 1856 aged 24) and James Thomas Edge (d 1894 aged 66) are in one, and Emily Mary Edge (d 1956) are in the other.
The 'new' churchyard lies to the west of Main Street, its gates being almost opposite those of All Saints. It was consecrated in 1901 when the old churchyard was considered to be full. The beautiful War Memorial was erected in 1917. It was listed by Historic England on 21 February 2017 under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, as amended, for its special architectural or historic interest. The designation is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: it is an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the 20th century;
* Architectural interest: it is a well detailed memorial designed by Cecil Greenwood Hare, the pupil and partner of G. F. Bodley, who has ten listed buildings to his name;
* Group value: it has group value with the nearby All Saints Church (Grade I) and Strelley Hall and stables (both listed at Grade II).
The war memorial commemorates the fallen from the First World War. It was designed by Cecil Greenwood Hare (1875-1932) who specialised in ecclesiastical buildings and church interiors. Hare was a pupil of George Frederick Bodley (1827-1907) whom he joined as a partner in 1907. After Bodley’s death, Hare continued to work in the Bodleian idiom.
You are most welcome to respectfully view the churchyard and the Memorial. When All Saints church is open the Roll Of Honour and the military and family histories of those who were lost is available to view.
Currently in church there is also an exhibition celebrating the importance of churchyards to local wildlife, which was produced for the 2018 Cherishing Churchyards week in June. This exhibition will remain on display into September.
Who to contact
Where to go
- All Saints church
- NG8 6PE
Access to All Saints can be arranged at other times upon request. Accessibility: Please note that ramps are available on request; wheelhair access is limited to the centre aisle only. Toilet with disability aids, baby-changing facility. Please park with consideration outside the church.
When is it on?
- When is it on
- July 15 1-4pm: July 21 9-11am and 3-5pm: July 22 12-5pm: August 19 12-4pm
- Session Information
- Takes Place On:
- Sunday, Saturday
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type Free