Where there is a will...

there’s a way of finding out the secrets of the people who lived in Churchill and Sarsden 1500-1700
The Probate Group talked about their work translating ‘Secretary Hand’ into modern English. No mean feat! They reveal fascinating facts about what possession people had, what they bequeathed in their wills and what life was like in our village for those living up to five hundred years ago.

From Our Guest Book

  • "Beautiful restoration, very nicely done! Unexpected hive of information."

  • "Very good new interactive displays, very comprehensive."

  • "Such a wonderful enterprise. The locality should be proud of it."

  • "Beautiful setting, very peaceful & informative"

  • "Excellent to have this centre as a focus for Churchill's history - especially in relation to William Smith."

  • "What a lovely treat to stumble upon. Thank you for preserving a part of our Heritage"

  • "A fine chance discovery"

  • "A fascinating visit. William Smith was a wonderful man! "

  • "Congratulations to all on this initiative.  So well-organised and user-friendly."

  • "Why haven't we been here earlier? We shall certainly return!"

  • "A little gem I didn't know existed."

  • "Fantastic, absolutely first class. Most interesting and informative."

  • "A fascinating display in a very beautiful setting."

  • "Great building, well restored. Charming!"

  • "Lovely spot, so grateful this part of the old church was saved."