St Pandionia and St John the Baptist, Eltisley

People outside Eltisley Church

People with particular responsibility here

Revd Nigel di Castiglione

Bruce Hill (Churchwarden) 

Sylvia McSweeney (Churchwarden)

Open The Book at Eltisley

The Open the Book team with children from Eltisley School, 

bringing the Bible to life

What's on

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Where to find us

The Green, Eltisley PE19 6TQ

History of the buildingEltisley Church building

The nave and aisles circa 1200, are the earliest parts of the church. In the thirteenth century, the north chapel and chancel were rebuilt or extended, and a tower added in the late middle ages. The old chancel was removed in 1841, and although a new, lower one was built, traces of the old chancel remain on the exterior of the church. Church restoration including a new roof, pulpit and pews cost £1,000 in 1878. In 1893 a clock from the parish church of Chertsey, Surrey was placed in the tower. A monastery at Eltisley was among the oldest in England, and Pandionia died at her aunt’s nunnery in the village. In the north transept rests the figure of a crusader, whilst the north chapel holds carved effigies of a knight and robed woman. Robert Palmers, vicar in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, decapitated both figures. He was also responsible for vandalizing the stonework of Pandionia’s well. He was called before a consistory court in 1576 for these offences and for playing cards when he should have been taking divine service.

Text by Peter Eveleigh (2000)

Team Administrator 

Lower Pendrill Court 

Ermine Street North 

Papworth Everard 

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