All Saints Church

 

All Saints' Church, Preston stands back from the village street up a path lined with ancient lime trees.  

 

Dating from the late 13th century with alterations and additions over the years, the square battlemented tower is 14th century as is the unusual bell cote above the east window.   The porch has its original stone seats and a recess which probably held a relic.   The changes in mediaeval styles of architecture are well illustrated in the arches in the interior and in the different windows.   There are piscinas in the transepts, indicating that at some time there would have been three altars, and the ancient font is of the most unusual design.  

 

Services, to which all are welcome, are held each Sunday (details in the porch) and the key holder can be contacted through the  Benefice Office on 01285 862632 or the Churchwarden on 01285 650624.  

 

A Public Footpath crosses the churchyard, which in spring and autumn is carpeted with snowdrops, primroses, violets and miniature cyclamen.

 

NB The Preston Church silver - a pair of mid 17th century inscribed tankards - can be seen on display in the Corinium Museum, Cirencester.

 

Some of the flower arrangements on display - Easter 2018