With parts dating back to the 12th century, the Church  is an ancient and enticing building. Successive generations have expanded, rebuilt, and renovated, but the building looks at ease with itself and with its surroundings – as though it has always been the way it is now.

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The inside, too, is an atmospheric and special place. It has palpably been a sacred space for many people for a very, very long time.

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will the tradition continue?

Your assistance is needed to save this very special place for future generations. Every five years the church building is required by statute to be checked to ensure it is in good repair. 

Thanks to the generosity of the community, sponsors and charitable organisations, we have reached the target of funds required to repair the roof. These repairs are nearly complete and the future of our beautiful, historic building is preserved for the benefit of our community.

That is why The Friends of St. John the Baptist Great Rissington Building Trust has been formed. Every penny raised  will be used to ensure that the church continues to exist for future generations to enjoy - whether for celebration; festival; quiet contemplation; or historical interest - or maybe to pay their respects to the young men of a previous generation who gave their lives in WWI, including the five Souls brothers of Great Rissington. The Trust will continue to do this even if, for any reason, the building ceases to be used as a place of public worship.