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A Saxon church with Roman fabric hidden inside a Norman exterior - two ancient churches for the price of one, added to which a unique collection of medieval wall paintings. If this wasn't already good, the real treat is what the church has done to...More
Having visited the church regularly as a child, I went back to view the newly discovered and refurbished paintings. Simply stunning; the technology that has been used to make everything easier to see is very simple but so effective. It’s a beautiful church, with an...More
Was married three & children christened there. Lovely fresco wall paintings make this church special. Part of a lovely village used in Midsomer Murders but this is a peaceful village. Saw a wedding there today which brought back memories of our lovely wedding day there...More
The fabric of the church building is in remarkable condition,and it is so evident to see that it is well looked after after in many ways.
Lovely wall paintings that are facing you as you enter through the church door,and a perfect temperature of calm...More
Worth having a look if you're in the area. The wall paintings are now fuzzy in places but it's a marvellously atmospheric building dating back to Saxon times. For the classical music cognoscenti there are really interesting concerts in October under the aegis of the...More
Just a total but tiny delight, set in a traditional Buckinghamshire village. Built in the late tenth century, a significant amount of the original frescoes survive and are a marvel to behold. The atmosphere in the church is palpable, with history everywhere. Even some showbiz...More
St John the Baptist in Little Missenden, what a jewel, what a gem, what a charming and interesting church. The interior is my favourite to date, built by the Saxon’s between 950-1050, added to by the Norman’s between 1120-1160, and later extended in the 13th...More
Lovely church, but tiny inside. However stick your head round the door to see that fairly rare sight - the remains of pre-Reformation painted walls. Quite a sight.
Also, a scan of the graveyard reveals the graves of Churchill's personal secretary, and actors Michael Dennison...More