The forest crowds up to the churchyard here, and yews and oaks overhang the lychgate.
Simon Jenkins makes it one of England’s Thousand Best Churches : 'The masterpiece of William White, the interior is astonishing... a treasure house of preRaphaelite artworks'.
The church is recognised as housing a world class collection of art including the Leighton fresco stained glass by Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Kempe, Clayton & Bell, and William Morris. Pevsner said it is ‘exquisite throughout, among the best of the firm and infinitely superior to anything done by anyone else at the time’.
In the nave roof are life sized wooden angels.
The church is also famous for being the final resting place of Alice Hargreaves, better known as Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.