Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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St Andrew's Church, Naunton
St Andrew's Church,
Naunton Village,
Naunton, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

St Andrew's Church has a light and airy interior, with an unusual blue ceiling above the altar. On the day of our visit we saw an exquisitely embroidered altar cloth, with matching hangings for the pulpit and lectern.

An information leaflet inside the church tells us the earliest evidence of Christian worship in Naunton was found buried under the nave of the present building, in the form of a stone Saxon cross. This is now set into the north side of the west wall of the nave.

The first known church may have been in existence by the twelfth century, but this was largely rebuilt during the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, and now only the foundations and lower walls of a nave, chancel, and tower from the original building remain. Other features from the 12th century in today's church include a corbel head over the east window of the vestry, and markings in the masonry of the exterior south wall of the nave.

The north aisle, with a Lady Chapel at its east end, dates from the latter part of the 15th to early 16th century. The stone pulpit dates from around 1400 although the plinth is modern.

In 1748 two sundials were placed on the tower, the dial on the south face having the inscription: 'Lux umbra Dei' (Light is the Shadow of God).

A War Memorial was placed on the north wall of the north aisle in 1919. The names of those who died in the war of 1939-1945 were added at a later date.

The Inscriptions read:

In Proud Memory of
the Men of this Parish
who Fell in the Great Wars
1914 - 1918.
Christopher C. FLETCHER10th. Glos.
Frederick G. HATHAWAY1st. Glos.
James ILES10th. Glos.
Albert LOCKEY10th. Glos.
William C.A. MUNDY10th. Glos.
Ernest DEAN1st. Worc.
Charles DAVIS7th. Glos.
James HIGGINSR.F.A
John BARTLETTR.G.A.
William F. TIMMS2/7.R. Warwicks.
Henry W. GARDNERR.G.A.
William SMITH2nd. Worc.
Walter R.J. EAST1/5. Glos.
1939 - 1945
Kenneth ASTONR.A
Cyril A. SAUNDERSR.A.F.
Gilbert L. STOREY R.A.F.
"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This".

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church is located at OS grid reference SP1121923414. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 19 Sep 2011 at 15:09.

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