Polebrook, All Saints

Polebrook, All Saints

Polebrook, All Saints

This church has strong American associations as during the Second World War some 6,000 men and women of the 351st Heavy Bombardment Group Eight, United States Army Airforce, was stationed at the newly created Polebrook Airbase. They arrived here in April 1943 and carried out a large number of successful missions taking out factories and strategic defence installations. They supported the armies at the battle of Normandy and helped to stop the German counter attack at The Battle of the Bulge. Fittingly the church became a memorial to their bravery. It’s a building which grew in topsy turvy fashion during the medieval period which may explain it’s unusual form – an unusually large nave, two deep transepts, and a long thin chancel. It is in the north transept where you find the American memorial with its book ...

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Contact & Opening Times

All Saints
Hemington Road

Opening Times


The church is normally locked, see below for contact details.


Contact Details


Key obtainable from Rev. Brazier – 01832 270936.

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