St Laurence has been a place of worship for more than 600 years - the nave was completed in 1395. The wall paintings are mainly from the 15th century, and were uncovered in the 1890s by a former vicar, The Rev. S. Pearce, and were probably the work of the monks of Eynsham Abbey. The stone pulpit is Early English, decorated with panels of blind tracery. John Wesley preached from it in 1731. Pulpit Hanging of 1634 on display - an unusual cloth, provided for the church during the reign of Charles I, was used to decorate the pulpit. The material is silk velvet and the royal coat of arms is just visible. There are a number of bale tombs in the churchyard.
|2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|