Hordle Old Church’s annual picnic & service

August Bank Holiday weekend comes at the very end of the month this year and on Sunday (30 August) Hordle Old Churchyard has its annual service.

The church was pulled down in 1829 and moved inland due to the crumbling cliff. However, the site survives with the churchyard and its ancient graves containing shipwrecked sailors in tact.

The congregation from the ‘new’ All Saints inland and visitors are invited to arrive by 5.30pm. Take  a picnic. The service is at 6.30pm.

The churchyard is next to Hordle House and Hordle Manor Farm.

Church office: 01425 626565

See page 73.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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3 Responses to Hordle Old Church’s annual picnic & service

  1. jill brake says:

    Hello, can you advise me as to where I can locate the names of the people on the grave stones here @ the closed Hordle church.
    many thanks for your time. jill brake

  2. Leigh Hatts says:

    I am not sure. I think there might be something in the church guide (to the present church) about the old church. I don’t have my Hordle file with me at the moment!

    I think one can visit the old churchyard if you are passing. I have done although there is no direct route from the cliff top path.


  3. Mick says:

    Well I never knew that. I thought the church was always at Hordle Lane. I’ll have to take a walk one day and investigate.

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