Burton Dassett

All Saints, Burton Dassett
All Saints' Church, Burton Dassett
Burton Dassett, Southam, CV47 2AB
Open: 9 a.m. to dusk (Winter)
9 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. (Summer)
Chapel of Ease, Northend
The Chapel of Ease, Northend
Northend, Southam, CV47 2TH
Open: 9 a.m. to dusk (Winter)
9 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. (Summer)

Further Information

Letter about Burton Dassett Churchyard

A Church Near You: All Saints
British Listed Buildings: All Saints

PCC Contact

John Anderson
Tel. 01295 770344

The parish of Burton Dassett holds five communities within its boundaries: the villages of Northend, Knightcote and Temple Herdewyke as well as the hamlets of Burton Dassett and Little Dassett; these all cluster around the northern edge of the Burton Dassett Hills, the total population being over 1,300 people. Further to these communities is DM Kineton, a military establishment with which we have links.

The parish and its surrounds is steeped in history, from Roman and early Saxon settlements, through a prosperous medieval period and also has strong civil war connections. A Saxon settlement and burial site is located on the hills and over the last few years there has also been an ongoing archaeological dig at the base of the hills, which has unearthed artefacts from Anglo Roman times.

Burton Dassett Parish supports two churches: the Chapel of Ease in Northend and the wonderful All Saints Church at Burton Dassett. Both are open to the public every day throughout the year.

All Saints is the most beautiful and captivating Norman church and is one of the finest examples, being totally unspoilt. Built in the 12th Century, known locally as the 'Cathedral in the Hills', it is a Listed Grade 1 building which in 2009 underwent an enormous restoration project to preserve and restore some of its medieval wall paintings. It is a beautiful and tranquil place, of historical and architectural interest.

The Chapel of Ease, built in 1853 from local stone, is in Northend next to the vicarage and adjacent to the village green. It seats about 50 people and has the potential to be developed for more community use; it has been used as part of village fetes held on the green as well as community pig roasts and is decorated for the Northend Open Gardens event held each summer.

Regular services are held in both of our churches. Of particular note are the Remembrance Service at the Chapel of Ease, which always has a good attendance, and the traditional candle-lit Christmas Carol Service at All Saints': the church, which can seat 300 people, is filled with visitors who travel from all over the region for this popular service. On Easter Saturday we walk in pilgrimage from the Chapel of Ease in Northend to All Saints to celebrate the Easter Vigil.

The churches in the Dassett Magna Group are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child or vulnerable adult, especially at any of our Family Services or events, then please contact Kate Distin (770118) or Carol Clarke (Coventry Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: 024 7652 1345 or 07906 627052).

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