St Michael & All Angels, Edwyn Ralph
- Road reference: Off the B4214. Sign posted to Church.
- OS Grid Ref: 645 575.
- Hours of access all day, everyday
- Parking available on roadside
- Disabled Access by arrangement
The yew tree arch and path leads you past the somewhat large tower crowned by a pyramid roof with spirelet to the south door. Built Into the right door jamb is a rare stone stoup which would have been used for holy water, having survived the Reformation. The door arch is of Norman decoration rebuilt in the 13th century.
Upon opening the door the lights are on your right but please switch them off when leaving. It is a welcoming open church there being no division between the nave and chancel now but another rare survival is the rood beam which one time would have carried the crucifix with the figures of the Blessed Virgin & St John. The sockets to which they were attached are still visible on the beam.
In the Tower base can be seen a remarkable group of medieval effigies together with a flat slab bearing the figure of a lady identified as Maud de Edefen all of which commemorate the Edefen family.
Take care when entering the church the tower and the chancel due to the steps. Ramps can be provided for the disabled if you liaise with the contact given ahead of your visit.
Two bench sheets are available in the churchyard where you can sit and enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.