St Peter & St Paul

You can spot this church from miles away although it lies in the Cherwell Valley, its spire, dating from around 1370 is both the most beautiful and tallest in the county at 60 metres high.

Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire

Opening times

The church is open during daylight hours.


The Square
Kings Sutton
OX17 3RJ

The church is a splendid example of late medieval English building, so harmonious that it looks like a gothic model when seen from the village green.

Inside the story is more complex as remains of the Norman church vie with late gothic, all sensitively restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. It is a large building, light and grand, with a smattering of Victorian stained glass and a reredos with painted panels by EW Tristram.

One very unusual thing is the monument in the chancel to Sir Thomas Langton Freke who died in 1769. Not only is the subject matter extraordinary with the risen Christ trampling over a skeleton, its ribs hideously exposed, it is also made of plaster rather than marble. At the rear of the church on the floor you will find the 17th century turret clock rescued and restored 1968.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • 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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