A brief history of St Margaret's
Crick parish church is St Margaret of Antioch. The Domesday book records that there was a Christian presence in the village.
There has been a church on the site of St Margaret’s since about 700AD, when the first Saxon church was built beside the ancient road which went from Oxford to Leicester.
Therefore, many generations have worshipped here and enjoyed the characterful beauty and tranquility of the present building, much of which dates from the late 12th/early 13th century.
The passing years meant that the fragile Hartshill stone that was used to face the building began to deteriorate and crumble until the building was in need of urgent repair. The stonework of the tower had started to crumble and five of the windows had become in such a poor state that, without remedial action, they would have had to be boarded up.
A small group of dedicated local people raised the half a million pounds needed to achieve this restoration and the church once again stands proudly within its mellow, cared-for churchyard. Even the bells are ringing once again!
If you would like to know more about the history of the village of Crick, please go to the Crick History Society's website.