Church of All Saints, Rodden facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChurch of All Saints
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|Location||Rodden, Somerset, England|
|Official name: Church of All Saints|
|Designated||11 March 1968|
The church, was built in 1640, on the site of an earlier medieval church. It was dedicated to St Blaize, and served as a chapel of ease to Boyton, Wiltshire until 1808. It was rebuilt in a Victorian restoration in the mid 19th century.
Although it served only a small community the church was built on the orders of Archbishop William Laud himself. He was an autocratic clergyman and sought to reduce the influence of Puritans, after which Laudianism is named.
The majority of the interior dates from its restoration in the 19th century, but it retains its 18th-century pulpit. The church can hold 100 people and has had electric lighting and an audio loop system.
The church, in spite of its isolated location, continues to have weekly services, in the mornings of the third and fourth Sundays of the month, and in the evenings of first and second Sundays.
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