For much of the last year, Holy Cross Church in Binsted has been covered with scaffolding following damage to the church in the storms last winter. The repair work for the storm damage has been paid for by our insurance company but the historic wear and tear issues that have been identified during the repairs have to be addressed and have to be paid for by the PCC. We have used all our reserves and have applied for as much funding as we could but we have now run out of money and need to urgently raise an additional £35,000 to complete the essential work on the spire and tower. Click here to help.

Holy Cross Building Spire

Binsted church, dedicated to the Holy Cross, is one of the largest and most interesting medieval churches in the north of the county. It served a large parish, much of which was covered by Alice Holt Forest, in which there were several small chapels of ease. Yet this big church remained a mere chapelry of Alton until 1865.

It stands at the top of a greensand ridge and has the Alton arm of the River Wey just below and to the north. The present church dates from the early part of the 12th century but, as with Bentley and East Worldham, there could have been an earlier Saxon church on, or near the site.

Binsted Parish Council

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