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Photo of Wimpole Church

Image:� Neil Brice 2009 - Wimpole St Andrew

THE CHURCH of ST ANDREW

WIMPOLE

St Andrew's church replaces an earlier fourteenth century building that was largely demolished in 1748 as part of the landscaping of Wimpole park. The medieval north chapel, now dedicated to the Chicheley family, the builders of Wimpole Hall, is all that remains of the original structure.

The present building was designed by Henry Flitcroft and was completed in 1749. Notable features are monuments by James 'Athenian' Stuart, Peter Sheemakers and Thomas Banks, and in the gallery, stained glass windows by William Price the younger. A rare medieval window depicting the alliances of the Ufford family (who are thought to have owned the manor of Wimple [sic] sometime before the Chicheleys) is to be found in the Chichely chapel.

The Parish Church of St. Andrew, Wimpole stands next to the National Trust Property of Wimpole Hall and within Wimpole Park.

We have recently made improvements to the Church with the help of English Heritage and others. We have restored both roofs and the historic windows in the Church

The church is normally open on a daily basis from around 09.30hrs and closes at around 17.00hrs. The churchyard is open at all reasonable times.


MISSION STATEMENT

This church is a place of prayer and worship, which extends welcome to all who come.
We seek to share the love of God amongst the generations in this parish and beyond.


ACCESSIBILITY

Parking is by using the National Trust's Wimpole Park car park (pay and display). There is an uneven churchyard and path to the church. Stepped access up into the church and steps down into Chicheley chapel as well as steps up into Chancel. Heated. We would welcome those with guide dogs for people with visual or hearing impairments. No toilets. Guidebook.


line drawing of Wimpole church
EVENTS, SERVICES and NEWS from WIMPOLE



More Information


Church Wardens:
David Price (Tel:01223 208804)
and Jane Wilsher (Tel:01223 207321)


A plan of the churchyard plots and monuments can be found by downloading the PDF below. It will load in a new browser window.


this page and Links updated 08.05.17





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