Pembridge, St Mary

We called in at Pembridge Church by accident over the Bank Holiday weekend, caught out by the coldness of the weather and thinking a coffee shop was there that was really in Weobley… We sensed a warm and living faith there though, that drew on the depth of its history (this was a Mortimer place) rather than fighting or denying it. Tapestries of the history were on display, but even more striking were the reconstructed costumes of the figures from the chest tomb in the chancel.

The church is known for its massive detached bell-tower – another place of safety – which benefitted from a full DoE restoration in 1983. Well done Government: more please.