Hexton St Faith Peter O'Connor

St Faith

The church was first dedicated to St Faith in 1108-14 and although it appears to be largely early 19th century Gothic Revival it is largely of medieval origin with possibly even earlier fabric incorporated.

Hexton, Hertfordshire

Opening times

The Playgroup uses the building every weekday morning in term time. Outside these times the church is accessible but is not left open. The key is available through the Churchwardens and at The Lavender Tea Rooms on Hexton High Street.


Barton Road

A substantial parish church of medieval origins. The earliest recording of the building is its dedication to St Faith in 1108-14.

There was major rebuilding in mid 13th century when the nave arcade was built and in the 15th century when the aisles and tower were added. The nave roof is 15th century, with gilded angels.

The church was extensively remodelled in the 1820s, largely in brick at a cost of £3000. Much attention was given to the addition of a richly ornamented chancel.

In the hard winter of 1947 the tower partially collapsed forming 'a decorative ruin'. The nave, aisles and tower base were adapted for use as a Community Centre in 2003, with wooden pews removed and a parquet floor and kitchen/toilet installed.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Magnificent memorials

  • National heritage here

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Car park at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Parking within 250m

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Farmers market 3rd Friday every month, except January from 12.30pm to 4.30pm with tea, coffee and cakes served.

  • Church of England

  • Maintenance Grant, £1,912, 2018

  • Our Maintenance Grants funded urgent maintenance projects to help keep churches open.

  • Repair Grant, £20,000, 2015

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

  • WREN Heritage Fund Grant, £75,000, 2015

  • WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental)  Funds were awarded for urgent repair projects, based on our recommendation, to help keep churches open.

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