Little Yeldham

St. John the Baptist Church, Little Yeldham

Details of the restoration work needed on the church and the Friends Association organised to raise funds for the work can be found below.

Church Location

Church Green, Little Yeldham Road, Little Yeldham, CO9 4LE

Churchwardens

Mr John Gardiner, Ten Acres, North End, Little Yeldham HALSTEAD.   CO9 4LG        Tel 01787 237245

Mr Don Jenkins, 3 The Birches, Church Green, Little Yeldham, HALSTEAD CO9 4LJ     Tel: 01787 237878

Treasurer

Mr Don Jenkins, 3 The Birches, Church Green, Little Yeldham, HALSTEAD CO9 4LJ     Tel: 01787 237878

Secretary

Mrs Sarah Tarrant, Sewells, North End Road, Little Yeldham HALSTEAD.    CO9 4LE     Tel: 01787 237253

Parish
Population 320
ER 38

History
Taken, with kind permission, from A Select Guide to Essex Churches And Chapels by members of the Friends of Essex Churches. Edited by Canon John Fitch.

“This much restored and rebuilt little church sits prettily at the T junction in the middle of the village, its tiled roof and rubble walls and its unpretentious timber belfry giving it a warm, homely look.

It is known that there was a church here in 1090, when it was conveyed by Gilbert, lord of Clare, to the Benedictine priory there, but no identifiable Norman features have survived. The south porch and north vestry, together with a stone pulpit and screen, were added in 1891; the architect was J. P. Seddon and the well-to-do rector paid the bill himself. The west wall with its triple lancet window is also Victorian. But there is a nice fifteenth-century font, with the de Vere mullet (five pointed star) on one of its eight sides, the wooden supports and framework of the belfry are impressive and there is a good set of Royal Arms of George I.

On the way to the gate notice the fine stone coffin lid with carved cross by the porch.”

Friends of St. John The Baptist Little Yeldham
Those of you who have passed the church recently will have seen the completed work on the renovation of the Church Porch.
This was work which badly needed doing but as a result of the Friends’ subscriptions (from which we can claim gift aid) and the support for the fundraising events this has been made possible.
The next project will be the renovation of the stonework around the windows and we are already working on a programme of fundraising for the coming months.
Events aimed at raising money for the church will be detailed on the Dates page.
Can you support us?
Will you become a Friend at a subscription of only £10 a year?
Please contact me :
Eileen Clayton
Chairman
Friends of St. John
friends@yeldhamchurches.org

Friends of St. John The Baptist Little Yeldham

Those of you who have passed the church recently will have seen the completed work on the renovation of the Church Porch.

This was work which badly needed doing but as a result of the Friends’ subscriptions (from which we can claim gift aid) and the support for the fundraising events this has been made possible.

The next project will be the renovation of the stonework around the windows and we are already working on a programme of fundraising for the coming months.

Events aimed at raising money for the church will be detailed on the Dates page.

Can you support us?

Will you become a Friend at a subscription of only £10 a year?

Please contact me :

Eileen Clayton - Chairman

Friends of St. John

Photographs by Gerald Cross.

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