The Church was originally dedicated to Saint Andrew, but early in the 16th Century it was changed to its present dedication. There have been numerous changes in the building over the past eight centuries.

The different parts of the present building were probably erected in the following order :—

  • North Arcade (left as you face the Altar) of the nave about 1175
  • South Arcade of the nave and parts of the south aisle (and a porch) were added between 1175 and 1225
  • The three lower stages of the tower about 1325
  • South Arcade of the chancel and the two south chapels between 1325 and 1350.
  • The fourth stage of the tower and the clerestory about 1380
  • East wall of the chancel 1400
  • North Arcade of the chancel, the north chapel and the later north aisle (replacing the earlier narrower one) between 1420 and 1450
  • The staircase to the rood loft, about 1500
  • A new porch was built in 1858
  • The Church was restored in 1890-1891

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