Thorp Arch’s historic church is well-loved by its community. In addition to our Sunday services, a number of community events run through the year. In recent years these have included Afternoon Tea and Pimm’s, barbecues, harvest suppers, open afternoons, flower festivals and talks.
All Saints’ Church lies on a hill about half a mile outside the village. If you wish to visit outside the times of our services, please contact one of the churchwardens who will be delighted to let you in.
- There is flat access from the road to the church, and cars may be driven up the church drive to drop off people with limited mobility or wheelchair-users.
- A wheelchair-accessible toilet is available inside the church.
- A hearing loop is installed.
- Roadside parking is available outside the church in Whins Lane.
A bit of history…
All Saints Church is mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086 and was re-built in the Norman style in the 12th Century with further re-building in the Perpendicular style in 1485. The last major structural work on the church was in 1871/72 when it was restored in the Medieval Style by George Edmund Street, a leading architect in the Gothic Revival Movement. In 1944 a new choir screen and altar rails were added by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson of Kilburn, and more recently, a kitchen and toilet have been added under the tower to encourage increasing use of the church building by the community.
To find out more about the history, archaeology, and architecture of this Grade II listed church, go to the Church of England’s online heritage database; the Church Heritage Record. https://facultyonline.churchofengland.org/CHR/ChurchDetails.aspx?id=14876