St Boniface Old Church
The church was rebuilt in the 11th century, with the bell cote dating from the 16th century as does the bell. The muraled north wall is said to be from as early as the 7th century. The south porch was added in the 19th century.
It was replaced by St Boniface Parish Church on The Shute in 1848 but despite contemporary discussions about demolition, it has survived. After the Parish Church was built the Old Church continued to host evening candlelit services in the summer months only, a Christmas Carol service and Holy Eucharist on the Feast day of the Patron Saint, St Boniface, on 5 June.
As well as having many well known figures from history past, we can boast a poet, Admirals,writers , War heroes and many more historic and vital people that made a difference to the world.
A beautiful pond is situated at the centre of the village with duck food for sale, to enhance the experience of the many carp, ducks, herons and turtles.
Monksbay beach is pet friendly all year round and provides a welcoming quiet secluded shore.
The interesting houses that provided the backdrop for many of Dickens novels are always worth a visit .
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|Opening (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
* Please note that Island churches may occasionally be closed or in use for services. Many are dependent on volunteers to stay open during the day.