Church Micro 2195... Winwick
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The 13th century church, St Michael and All Angels is the centre of our community and beautifully situated on a grassy mound overlooking peaceful countryside.
The chancel was taken down in 1853 and a larger one built. This was the work of the rector, Rev A. Bromhead and his wife. They also built a Rectory (now Winwick Hall) and the Old School adjacent to the church gate. In the south trancept is an old barrel organ given to the church by Mrs Bromhead. It is still in usable condition.
Our church registers go all the way back to 1567. For many years in the 16th century there were more marriages in Winwick church than there were bachelors and spinsters in the parish.
It seems we were something of a Gretna Green for runaway couples in Northamptonshire.
There is a service at the Church on the first and third Sunday of the month, starting at 6.00 pm.
Our churchyard overlooks miles of unspoiled countryside and is particularly lovely in Spring, when the 2,000 daffodils planted for the new millennium are at their best
The bench outside the church is a perfect spot to see foxes, woodpeckers, badgers and deer. Keep an eye open too for our resident kingfishers, and don’t miss the ducks in the stream.
The rural scene is enhanced by sheep in the churchyard, one of whom – Jack – was hand reared and is especially friendly. He’s a great favourite with visitors and a much-loved member of Winwick’s flock.
“If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication.
There is also a Church Micro Stats page found via the Bookmark list”
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