Stretton Grandison: St Lawrence, HR8 2TW
Parish church. C14 rebuilding of earlier C12 structure. C17 porch,restored mid-C19 with addition of north vestry. Coursed and squared
sandstone rubble, ashlar dressings, slate roofs. West tower, nave with south porch and chancel with north vestry. West tower: three stages
of single trefoiled light to south of second stage, single ogee-headed lights to vents of belfry stage. Nave: three bays, one window with two
trefoiled ogee-headed lights and quatrefoil to left and two similar windows to right of gabled south porch with chamfered inner doorway, similar arrangement to north with blocked door. Chancel: two bays, square-headed window to left with two trefoiled ogee-headed lights, single trefoiled ogee-headed light to right flanking square-headed doorway with moulded jambs.
Interior: C15 trussed rafter roof, blocked doorway in east wall of nave to former rood loft with traces of upper doorway also visible; chancel arch of two
chamfered orders, inner dying onto responds. Fittings: restored C14 font, hexagonal bowl with quatrefoil panel to each facet, plain stem and base.
C15 pulpit, four-sided with trefoiled and cusped heads to panels with further traceried details. Monuments: Hopton memorial on north wall of
chancel, wall tablet, 1668, sandstone and alabaster broken pediment supported by twisted columns with Ionic capitals, two central inscription
panels with semi-circular heads, further swag and cherub head enrichments, commemmorates Edward Hopton, died 1668, and Deborah Hatton, his second wife died 1702; south wall of nave, Taylor mamorial, wall tablet, 1676, sandstone enriched border with cherub head commemmorates John Taylor, died 1676. Fragment of wall painting depicting St Christopher above south door.
Regular Fourth Sunday of the month Holy Communion. Traditional Communion Service from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), usually said, no hymns
Please do check our one off event page, as sometimes we join with other churches in our Benefice for special events which may replace our regular service on that date.