About the Friends

About the Friends

The aim of the Friends is to raise money to help conserve and maintain the fabric, furnishings and fittings of the church, and to support the Parochial Church Council in the upkeep of the building and its grounds, and welcome all those who, like us, find it a place of peace and inspiration

About the Church

Dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the church at Holnest is a small but attractive building, mainly dating to the early 15th century. Largely left untouched by the Victorian restorers, it contains a number of important features, including a fine Jacobean pulpit, rare examples of Georgian box pews complete with candle sconces above, and an original medieval barrel-vaulted roof. As a unique and valuable part of our local and national heritage, this Grade I listed building should be cherished and preserved for worship, not only for ourselves but for future generations.




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