Passenham, St Guthlac

Passenham, St Guthlac

Passenham, St Guthlac

It is not only the rare dedication to St Guthlac (hermit saint of Croyland in the fens - 677 -714 ) which is unusual but also the church itself. Here amongst these remote water meadows near Milton Keynes you encounter the High Church changes associated with Charles l and his Archbishop William Laud. The local person behind these changes to this 13/ 14th century church was Sir Roger Banastre ( Bannister). He was both the Lord of the Manor but perhaps more relevantly a member of the Court of the Green Cloth which administered the Royal Household in London. You therefore find metropolitan improvements to this church quite out of character with most other local churches. Banastre was a city man on the make who accumulated lands and was the local collector of the infamous ship money tax. He still presides over his changes ...

Contact & Opening Times

St Guthlac,
Passenham
MK19 6DQ
Church normally locked but key available from Church warden Barry Ratcliffe pwdchurch@btinternet.com 07780 798470

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