Religion

As well as All Saints Church there were several other chapels and denominations in Wing over time. Where did your family worship?

All Saints Church - Tour

All Saints Church is one of the finest Saxon churches in the country, and a Grade 1 listed building. It dates to the 10th century, with some extensions over the following five centuries. Follow me on a tour round….. External Links Buckinghamshire Stained Glass – has photos and details of seven stained glass windows of …

All Saints Church - Clergy

The Benefice of Wenge (in the will of Queen Elgifu or Elgiva AD circa 957, spellt “Weowungum”: in Domesday Book AD 108, “Witehunge”) was presented by Maud, daughter of King Henry I, wife firstly of Henry V. Emperor of Germany and secondly of Geoffrey Count of Anjou, to the Abbey of Saint Nicholas Andagavensis (Angiers) …

All Saints Church - Pre-Reformation History

Wing was once thought to be a tenth century church, replacing an earlier 7th century building that in turn replaced an even earlier structure. Significant archaeological evidence and the earliest written records from 16th century has challenged this. With a History as long as Wing, all the information available cannot be shown here. Wing is …

All Saints Church - Sixteenth Century

All Saints Church, Wing, entered the sixteenth century with a history of almost a thousand years of worship behind it, much of it presided over by monks from the monastery and priory at Wing. Background With its monastic history and the later patronage of a powerful religious family it is not surprising that Wing church …

Chapel, Not Church - Non-Conformists

There were a number of non-conformist chapels and churches in Wing over the years. An ecclesiastical census of England was taken on 30 March 1851 along with the general census – returns from each parish show the churches currently operating along with their attendance numbers. The reason the census was taken was that there was …

Baptists

Each Baptist church is independent and self-governing, and there are two broad branches of Baptists, Strict and General. Strict, or Particular, believe that in order to take communion you must have been baptised, while General Baptists offer open communion. Both believe that in order to be baptised you must be old enough to confess Jesus …

Catholics

If you look back in history, the official religion of the country prior to Henry VIII’s reign was of course Roman Catholic. Then followed a period of to-ing and fro-ing on this at the whim of the monarch, until the protestant Church of England became firmly established as the “official” religion in 1559, with all …

Independents & Congregationalists

Crafton The 1851 Ecclesiastical census indicates 40 individuals attended the Crafton Independent chapel for evening services, the maximum number of sittings available. It was not a building used exclusively for worship – the remarks on this census tell us that it was connected with the Wingrave chapel and services were only occasionally held in Wing. …

Methodists

The Methodist church was established in 1741 by John and Charles Wesley. After John’s death in 1791 the church subdivided into several different groups, but eventually were all reunited again by 1932. Methodism aimed to be more methodical than the Anglican church. There was a strong focus on education and a conscientious approach to work. …