Weston Longville

The church: All Saints

  • This church is mainly fourteenth-century with a thirteenth-century tower, grade I listed.
  • It has six bells, regularly rung by an enthusiastic and award-winning team of campanologists.
  • The church's best known incumbent (1774-1803) was Revd James Woodforde. Parson Woodforde's diaries are as popular today as ever, giving as they do a fascinating insight into rural life at the end of the eighteenth century. The Parson's overriding concerns seem to have been what he ate and drank, the state of the local smuggling industry, and his sometimes irritable view of his housekeeping niece, Nancy. For more information on the Parson and his literary creation, visit the website of the Parson Woodforde Society, which maintains strong links with the village and the church.
  • The church is open every day for visitors.
  • Click here for Simon Knott's report on this church.

The village

  • There is a total population of around 300.
  • The village pub is (naturally) the Parson Woodforde (free house), and is well known locally for excellent food and hospitality.
  • There is a village hall, used for a variety of social and parochial events.
  • Other facilities include a mobile library, waste paper collection point (in the church car park), bottle bank, and a visiting fishmonger.

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