St Agatha's, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Wallingford, OX10 0RU
Founded in 1153 on the site of an earlier church, St Agatha’s has been at the centre of Brightwell’s Christianity for almost 900 years. Some traces of the original building are still visible and a walk round the interior, using the printed guide available inside the church, will reveal many fascinating facts about the building itself and some of the people who have worshipped here over the centuries from the Normans to the present day.
We hope you will feel able to visit St Agatha’s, – the church is usually kept open – find time to explore inside and outside its ancient walls, and get a sense of its history.
Heart of the village
The worn down stones in the porch may cause you to think of the villagers and visitors who, down the ages, have trodden this way before you; but be aware also that the Church’s ministry is still ongoing. St Agatha’s remains as ever, at the heart of the village, ready to welcome anyone who seeks comfort within its walls.