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FRILSHAM CHURCH (St. Frideswide's)

Frilsham has a delightful little church hidden away at a bend in the road. It's most significant feature is its circular churchyard, an indication of an Iron Age pagan site. The later Roman temple here would have been converted for Christian worship in late Roman or early Saxon period. It could have originally been used for the worship of Jupiter, for an altar dedicated to the chief of the gods was once found buried in the parish. There is nothing left of the Saxon Church built here to commemorate to holy events of St. Frideswide's life, but the present building is of 12th century date. The chancel and larger windows were added in the 15th century under the patronage of Sir John Norreys. The brick tower only dates from 1834, but probably replaced an earlier wooden bell turret. The two bells are dated 1662.

Regular services in Frilsham Church:

Ist Sunday of the month - 8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer - said)

2nd Sunday - 9.30am Parish Communion

3rd Sunday - 9.30am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer with hymns)

These may be varied slightly for special occasions such as Remembrance Sunday when there is an Act of Remembrance by the war memorial in the churchyard at 9.25 am followed by Morning Prayer in the church.

There are extra services for Christmas and Easter - see Notice Boards and The Broadsheet.