St Andrew’s Church, Stockton-on-Teme, is a Norman church built in 1120, standing in a circular Saxon churchyard. The single aisle church has several unusual features. The wooden porch and the roof beams and trusses of the nave are 14th century. On either side of the chancel arch are two carved figures, one of the Angus Dei, and the other of a wolf or lion. There is a squint on the right hand side of the arch. By the altar is an unusual wooden tomb to Thomas Walshe (1593) whose father was chancellor to Henry VIII. It has the appearance of marble. There is also the tomb of Redulphus the first recorded Rector of Stockton, who took up his office on 12th November 1284.
The church is a most beautiful and peaceful place to visit and is always open. The visitors’ book reflects the profound effect the simplicity of this ancient church has on those who visit, and many return, from all parts of the country. Currently we are a small, but enthusiastic congregation sharing our worship in this inspirational tranquil place. Included in our services is a Celtic evensong each month which is particularly apt in this setting.
The church is the only communal village space, as there is no village hall. The church community is encouraging everyone in the village to use the church for local events. These are typically in the warmer months until the heating in the church is improved.
If you have any questions or would like more information, contact details for St Andrew, as well as for the Parish Ministry and Administration teams, can be found on our Contact page.
How to find us
Use this map and the postcode WR6 6UT in your Sat Nav.