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Twinstead Church of St John the Evangelist

Twinstead Church is distinctly different from other churches in the North Hinckford area, it is one of the more contemporary churches being built in 1858 of bright red, yellow and black bricks. It is the fourth church to be built on the site, the first church being declared a ruin in 1790 was replaced by a classical style building which the then Bishop refused to consecrate. This second church was pulled down and the building materials used to construct the third church. The third church to be on this site was according to the then Rector 'a very inferior structure with no ecclesiastical character - 'This church fell into disrepair and another rebuild was necessary.

Twinstead Church is thought to be one of only three churches in England featuring three equal arches of stone in the entrance to the chancel from the nave and certainly the only one if its kind in a rural setting.

The bell is the oldest part of the church and is thought to be by John Bird in the early 16th century, it was rehung in 1976.

  • Twinstead Church of St John the Evangelist

    Twinstead Church of St John the Evangelist

  • This is the third church to have stood on the site at Twinstead

    This is the third church to have stood on the site at Twinstead

  • The brick work at Twinstead church is bright red, yellow and black

    The brick work at Twinstead church is bright red, yellow and black

  • Inside the porch at Twinstead Church

    Inside the porch at Twinstead Church

  • Carved stone detail inside the porch at Twinstead Church

    Carved stone detail inside the porch at Twinstead Church

  • Inside Twinstead Church

    Inside Twinstead Church

  • The interior of Twinstead church

    The interior of Twinstead church

  • The interior of Twinstead church

    The interior of Twinstead church

  • The stained glass windows at Twinstead are unusual

    The stained glass windows at Twinstead are unusual

  • The organ and striking brickwork inside Twinstead Church

    The organ and striking brickwork inside Twinstead Church

  • The font at Twinstead church features a white dove in flight

    The font at Twinstead church features a white dove in flight

  • The dove in flight adorning the cover of the font

    The dove in flight adorning the cover of the font

Twinstead Church of St John the Evangelist
This is the third church to have stood on the site at Twinstead
The brick work at Twinstead church is bright red, yellow and black
Inside the porch at Twinstead Church
Carved stone detail inside the porch at Twinstead Church
Inside Twinstead Church
The interior of Twinstead church
The interior of Twinstead church
The stained glass windows at Twinstead are unusual
The organ and striking brickwork inside Twinstead Church
The font at Twinstead church features a white dove in flight
The dove in flight adorning the cover of the font at Twinstead Church

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