Roughton straddles the main A140 as it runs through the village. The population is some 950. Housing is mainly private but there are some houses which are let and some social housing. Roughton is the only village with a school.
Our congregation is drawn from Roughton and surrounding villages with visitors swelling our numbers. The church hosts the children of Roughton School several times a year.
We visit the school with “Open the Book” and take regular assemblies.
This church is dedicated to St Mary, the Virgin. It has a round tower dates from the Saxo-Norman period (late 11th Century). The Decorative-period chancel has an elegant east window with reticulated tracery. This Church was much altered by the Victorians who re-roofed it and changed a lot of the chancel. The churchyard is still used for burials and the interment of ashes. The delightful stained-glass east window to the south aisle depicts the passage Matthew 25:35, “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”.
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