All Saints' Church, Freshwater

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Coordinates: 50°41′05″N 01°30′35″W / 50.68472°N 1.50972°W / 50.68472; -1.50972

All Saints' Church, Freshwater
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Dedication All Saints
Parish Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Diocese Portsmouth
Province Canterbury
Vicar(s) Revd Mark Whatson

All Saints' Church, Freshwater is a parish church in the Church of England located in Freshwater, Isle of Wight.


The church is medieval.[1][2] is one of the oldest churches on the Isle of Wight, and was listed in the Domesday survey of 1086.[3][4][5] Mark Whatson is the pastor of All Saints, which is an Anglican church[6] in the Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth. A primary school associated with the church is nearby.[7]


There is a marble memorial commemorating Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson in All Saints Church. His wife Emily Tennyson, Baroness Tennyson, son Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson and other family members are buried in the church cemetery. The church is also the site of a memorial to Tennyson's son, Lionel Tennyson, who died of malaria in 1886. Inside the Church there are memorial plaques to members of the Crozier Family who resided nearby. Lady Mary Martin is also remembered on a plague her maiden name being Crozier. Admirial Crozier is buried near to Lord Tennyson in a large Table Tomb. The wynch Gate was built compete with roof in memory of The Crozier Family.

Parish status[edit]

The church is in a united parish with St. Agnes' Church, Freshwater.


The organ was built in 1905 by Henry Speechley and Sons.

A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.