Bisley Parish Church

All Saints Church
Photos by John Wilkes
of Cam near Dursley, Gloucestershire
The Gloucestershire
Photo Library

Page composition by
Allan Taylor
Vancouver, Canada
All Saints was mostly constructed in the early 1860's, though the church almost certainly began as an Anglo-Saxon minster.
The church has a three-stage West tower with a reticulated West window, similar bell-openings, and a tall broach spire that was repaired in 1829. There is a tall nave with clrestory for which the 15th Century nave roof was dismantled. There are encaustic Godwin tiles in the chancel. The font consists of a Norman bowl ornamented with conventional designs including fleur-de-lys. Two fishes are carved in relief in the bottom of the basin. There are striking stained glass windows in the church by Clayton & Bell.
These windows were installed in 1862. Other windows are by Henry Hughes 1863. There is a very large churchyard with many raised ledgers with brass plates, many of them signed.