The installation of new facilities has now been completed and provides a much needed new kitchen and two new toilets, one of which is accessible.
A redundant stable in an adjacent farmyard building has been converted. New openings were formed into the rear boundary red brick wall, directly onto the churchyard. One of the windows can be opened to form a hatch through which food and drinks can be served from the kitchen.
The external joinery has been designed in a traditional manner to fit in with its historic context.
St Mary’s is a beautiful Grade I listed church dating back to at least the twelfth century. Unusually it has a round tower, and inside you will find some impressive medieval wall paintings. Well worth a visit, and a short walk from the churchyard are the famous Roman tumuli of Bartlow Hills.