All Saints' Church, Hamerton
A Bit About Hamerton
Hamerton is a very small rural farming hamlet of 100 souls in the middle of the wide Alconbury Brook valley.
Although there is no mention of a church at Hamerton in the Domesday Book in 1086, there was certainly one on the knoll above Alconbury Brook by 1130.
The current large and magnificent building dates from late 15th century, although parts of the porch are thought to date back to the end of the 13th century.
Unusually, there is a reed organ in the church, probably dating from the 19th century. It is still in regular use, accompanying the congregation at Sunday services.
There are also some unusual memorials. The one to the left is to the memory of "Mawde Bedell", who died, aged 37, having "had issve five sovnnes and five dovghters".
The stone corbels along the side aisles are an exciting collection of faces; look for the king and monster.
Above these are fine carved wood statuettes of prophets and the Evangelists, two on the south and two on the north aisle; the lion-headed figure is St Mark.
A typical aspect of East Anglian churches are their angel roofs. You will see our Angels tucked up on the roof timbers, a wonderful collection of eight, playing musical instruments; each is an individual.
There was the inevitable Victorian restoration when the Chancel floor was raised, the original flooring and pews replaced and the roof renewed.
It is thought that, when the roof was replaced during this period, these carvings were re-sited.
During the last few years we have opened up a large circulation space at the back of the church, a perfect place for the bi-monthly coffee mornings and book sales.
Hamerton has always been very happy and welcoming and has been well maintained, supported and much loved over the years.
We are very fortunate to have a regular and devoted congregation.
How to Find Us
Hamerton is a very small and compact village. Look for either School Lane or Sawpit Lane. Both are very narrow roads.
Whichever lane you choose, you will come to a right angled bend where the two lanes meet.
You have arrived, although the church is not obvious through the trees.
To the left of the 'Coach House' is a gate marked 'the Old Vicarage', beside the noticeboard.
Enter there and you will see the church ahead on the left.
For those with Satnavs, the postcode is PE28 5QS.
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