Godshill, All Saints

Photo by Simon Edwards

Visiting here is a must on anyone’s list

Godshill is the quintessential English Village, and boasts some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight.

With its delightful medieval church, charming thatched-roofed cottages and a winding main-street lined with traditional tearooms, Godshill is as picturesque as it is popular.

Known as the Church of the Lily Cross, owing to a chance discovery during renovation the cross was found painted on one of the chapel walls, you can see it for yourself as you walk east on the south aisle.

The church also boasts a stained glass window by William Morris.

The ring of 6 bells is a first floor ring accessed by a stairway to the north-west of the church.

Parking can be difficult near the church but is possible along Church Road near the War Memorial for short periods. After your ring it is suggested you head into the village and park in the main car park, which is free even in summer and can get very busy, called the Smithy and treat yourself to one of the famous cream teas either at the Smithy or one of the other tea rooms situated in the village. Cakes of all descriptions are available here and you won’t leave wanting more – trust me! A good place to enjoy your day of ringing and have a break on our Island.

6 Bells, 9 cwt

Postcode: PO38 3HH

Godshill Ringing Times

Sundays: 10.30am
Practice: Friday

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