It is often - and rightly - said that a church is community not a building. However, we have the privilege of having the care of this 800 year old sermon in stone.
There have always been changes to it and we have undertaken a programme of maintenance and renewal to improve the experience of worship and to create a more flexible space, while preserving its dignity and charm.
The building is always unlocked and open during the hours of daylight for those who want to come in to pray, enjoy some peace and quiet, or just look round.
There is a helpful guide on the chest by the door which gives a short history and describes features of particular interest.
As well as the weekly services, there are concerts, flower festivals, and Glapthorn Church of England Lower School events.
There is a free library of books for general reading.
The churchyard is still in use for burials. There is also an area for the interment of ashes (to the right of the gate as you go in).
The strip of ground at its western edge is managed to encourage wild flowers.
The church is decorated with flowers and cleaned by dedicated, unpaid volunteers.
A Statement of Significance was prepared in advance of making applications for permission to work of renovation and alteration in the church. It contains much detail about the building. Click on this link to see it: Statement of Significance