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St John the Baptist

The tower of Finchingfield's church looks out over one of the best loved villagescapes in England, with its duck pond, green and charming old houses having been the subject of countless photos.

Finchingfield, Essex

Opening times

Sorry, there are no regular opening times for this church.


Church Hill

The stout Norman church tower capped by a quirky 18th century cupola is the perfect finishing touch to the scene.

Much of the body of the church is from the 13th and 14th centuries, and it is unusual in that the chancel as well as the nave have clerestories. The 15th century chancel screen is both delicate and elaborate and pulls the eye along the nave.

The south chapel also has a lovely screen, from the 14th century. In this chapel are brass effigies to Sir John Berners and his wife from the mid 1500s. There are many other monuments in the church, particularly in the chancel and the Kempe Chapel.

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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