ST CHRISTOPHER'S CHURCH, WEY HILL, HASLEMERE
Described by former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman as “the most beautiful building of its age in Haslemere” and reputed to have been one of his favourite churches, St. Christopher's Church in Wey Hill is an exemplary model of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
This historic church has many unique, original and interesting features including its barrel-vaulted ceiling, a painted triptych for the High Altar, stained-glass windows, a decorated Hanging Rood Cross and Peasant Art furnishings all preserved in excellent condition, including an elusive Church Mouse mural. The rare, antique hand-woven Persian Carpet, housed at the Church and displayed on the Chancel’s parquet floor, was recently identified, revived and conserved by The Oriental Rug Gallery Ltd. See: 'Rescuing St Christopher's Church Rare Peacock Carpet'.
Charles Spooner, an architect, craftsman, teacher and friend of William Morris, whose main interest was in wood carving, designed most of the interior oak wood furnishings and attracted some of the best of the Arts & Crafts world to work at the church, all of which remains largely unchanged since the Church's consecration in September 1903.
This building is a 'must see' listing for those interested in the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Peasant Arts Movement, and, with its wonderful accoustics, an exceptional place for attending seasonal concerts and events. Please contact: St Christopher's Church for more information.