St Clement’s

The Mother Church

St Clement’s is the Mother Church at the top of the town and is a Grade 1 listed building.

St Clement’s stands 350ft above the main town. The building dates partly from the 13th Century with some Norman traces. The High Altar dates from James I and the font of Purbeck stone, dates from the 13th or possibly early 14th century.

The early part of the 21st century was a time when important changes took place in St Clement’s. The purpose of this ‘re-ordering’ was not only to conserve this historic building but also to enable it to be a more useful and welcoming presence in the lives of the people of our time. Removing the Victorian pews has created a bright open space for worship, and the addition of modern facilities encourages other community events to be held here.