Places of Worship

Watercolour of St. Luke's Church, Linch

St. Lukes Church

Watercolour of the war memorial at Linch

War Memorial

Watercolour of carving on the war memorial at Linch

War Memorial

Watercolour of All Hallows Church, Woolbeding

All Hallows Church

The Civil Parish of Woolbeding with Redford is served by two Ecclesiastical Parishes.

St Luke's, Linch

The 300-year-old beautiful little parish church of St Luke's Linch, at the northern end of the parish, at Woodman's Green, covers the bulk of the population within the civil parish, and is responsible for the site of the former Church of the Good Shepherd at Iping Marsh and the parish cemetery. Linch blends both the traditional and modern forms of worship, including a monthly Family Service which attracts people of all age.

Further Information about St. Luke's, Linch

All Hallows, Woolbeding

Probably built at some time in the 10thcentury, All Hallows is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The nave is typically Saxon with exposed pilasters and pebble dash over rubble stone walling. The original quoins can are visible on the north wall, and the original door is exposed on the south wall. The tower was built in 1728 and the chancel rebuilt in late 1800s.

Holy communion is celebrated at 8.30am on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month according to the Book of Common Prayer. Other services as advertised.

Further Information about All Hallows, Woolbeding

Linch War Memorial

Dedicated on the 27 November 1921 to the men of Linch (also spelled Lynch) who fought and died in the First World War. A name was subsequently added to remember the fallen of the Second World War.

The memorial had a small statue of St. George set within a niche which went missing but was replaced in 2000 by a sculpture of the same subject by the renowned contemporary sculptor Philip Jackson (1944-) who lives locally.

It is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

For more information go to Historic England and the Ministry Of Defence Roll of Honour.

The watercolours were drawn by the late Patricia Kettle in 2001 for the Parish Map.