Church

Welcome to our page for Taddington Parish Church. 14th-century St Michael & All Angels has been described by Pevsner as one of the prettiest and best-proportioned churches in the Peak District…

The church tower and spire are 14th century and the body of the church is 14th to early 15th century with late 15th century re-windowing.  There is an early wall painting on the west wall, a rare stone lectern in the chancel and a medieval mass dial on the external South wall.

There is a strong history and tradition of spirituality in the area with the oldest Neolithic chambered tombs in England located at Five Wells, above the village. The Norman cross in the church yard probably marks the site of an earlier church.  In the churchyard also are known to be the 19th century unmarked graves of orphans from Litton Mill.  Within the church is the memorial brass of the Blackwell Family, medieval coffin lids, three fonts and 17th & 18th century memorial grave slabs for notable local people. An annual Well Dressing and Flower Festival is held in the church, churchyard and around the village during the third week of August each year.

Please note that the church has wheelchair access to the nave and chancel and separate wheelchair access to the attached Village Room with disabled toilet facilities and also easy access from the car park.

Vicar: The Rev Richard Benson, The Vicarage, Church Street, Monyash, Bakewell DE  Tel 01629 812234

Church warden: Anthony Paine  01298  85124