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HEDON SAINT AUGUSTINE

Saturday 2 - 5pm. Sunday 10 - 4pm. Monday 10 - 4pm.

Throughout the weekend Hedon Saint Augustine will be hosting a number of short organ recitals, as well as serving cream teas.

ABOUT THIS CHURCH

The church of St Augustine’s is the only remaining medieval parish church of Hedon, which has been a site of Christian worship since the 11th century. It is the oldest building in Hedonstill in use for its original purpose. Its exceptional architectural, archaeological and historic importance is recognised in its Grade I listing. The construction of St Augustine’s church dates from  c1190. The church is dominated by the Early English style to the transepts, chancel, nave clerestory, lower section of the tower and the west wall of the vestry. It has a central tower being cruciform in plan. The tower is in two stages but has the appearance of three with the belfry windows repeated as arched and unpierced panels in the stage below. There are four stepped angled buttresses, four early medieval pilaster buttresses to the centre of each side of the tower. The tower is surmounted with an openwork parapet and sixteen crocketed pinnacles. At the bottom of the tower dating from c1220 there are pointed arch windows with Y-shaped tracery, whilst the upper stages were built in 1428, where the perpendicular style tracery can be seen in the uppermost stages. The clock with Cambridge chimes has a face on all four sides of the tower.