This 12th-century church contains some wonderfully well-preserved Romanesque features.
All Saints’ star attraction is an elaborately carved Norman arched doorway. One of the best examples of Norman sculpture in Yorkshire, the door is surrounded with sculptural details of animals, people and monsters.
Other features to be seen include medieval stained glass and, during All Saints’ Church Explorers event, the knitted bible. On tour from its home in Hartlepool, the knitted bible features knitted representations of the biblical stories that would once have adorned the painted walls of the medieval churches of the Ainsty.
The Knitted Bible comes to the Medieval Church of All Saints, Wighill
All Saints, Wighill, is joining St Helen’s, Bilton-in-Ainsty, in displaying the knitted bible, created by the Church Knitters of Hartlepool. Come enjoy the wonderfully crafted scenes, including the Christmas story and the Ark, that cannot fail to impress in the medieval surroundings of All Saints’ church. Light refreshments will be available.