Surprisingly Wikipedia has quite a short history on the church considering how old the town is.
"The Church of England parish church of St Mary Magdalene has a Norman doorway. The church has a turret clock that John Briant of Hertford made in 1792. The parish is now part of the Benefice of Blenheim, which also includes Begbroke, Bladon, Shipton-on-Cherwell and Yarnton."
Path from the from the road I park in, it takes you to the south side of the church
Tower at the west end
You will find an outstanding Norman doorway along the south wall
East end where the chancel is
West end and south aisle
Looking along the south side from the west end
At the boundary end of the churchyard you find a lot of chest tombs
Opposite side headstones
Collage of some of the chest tombs
Headstones and chest tombs looking south
Chancel arch with alter just in front
Inside the chancel with choir stalls in the foreground
Looking back through the chancel to the nave
Pulpit over one the right side of the chancel arch
Some photos taken with my iphone
Nave which has been reordered with old pew removed and chairs replacing them.
The altar which is used for services just in front of the chancel arch.
Alter and east window
Nice floral display at the foot of the altar
The reredo along with alter cross and candles.
These are on display in the chancel, and I can old presume they are part of a screen.
The church does have a lot of stained glass
which can take some time to look around
You can also see a lot of memorials on the south wall
Which I think have all been moved here a some time
some as you see are older than others
I just feel they were all grouped here to save space
No doubt this brass was removed from the tomb and put on display, the cover to preserve it and stop people taking brass rubbings.
Rev William was well thought of considering his life is written down on the plaque
Brotherton family memorial
More modern floor memorial
East end of the south aisle
You can see a lot of head carving son the pillars
that devide off the south aisle
I thought keeners were used for keeling on not sitting on as these are.
They all depict some scene of person, Winson Churchill is buried in a nearby village though I have no doubt he did worship here, after all the main gates to Blenheim Palace are only a short distance away
The shepherd following a star of Bethlehem
Charis with kneelers on
The chancel roof
Which if you look up you will see faces looking down
Beautiful woodwork on the chancel roof
I will end with the font this week
Till next time I wish you all a wonderful weekend