Brailsford, All Saints

Brailsford, All Saints

All Saints, Brailsford dates back to the 12th Century and was built halfway between the villages of Brailsford and Ednaston - hence its remote location. Legend has it that a notable family in Brailsford village wanted the church to be built near their house - but the villagers kept moving all the stone which had been delivered to a site between the two villages - so that is where it ended up being built!

In the grounds there is an old stable (now the toilet) where the minister would put his horse during the service and the mounting steps are also still in place beside the gate. Also outside there is the remains of a Saxon cross and by the church entrance there is yew tree which has been dated and is at least 1,000 years old.  One of the interesting features of the interior is the carved wooden pew ends - many depicting biblical scenes. There are six bells in the tower which are used most Sundays and by visiting ringers.

The church has a large car park and there are several footpaths leading from it that go across the fields surrounding the church.

All Saints, Brailsford
Interior, Brailsford


Visit requires prior arrangement
Car park
Place for quiet reflection


Stained Glass
Architectural Features

The Green

Revd Paul Taylor
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Open times:

Usually closed during the week but open for Sunday services and on Wednesday mornings at 9.00am for morning prayer.