St Mary's Church, Brighstone
|St. Mary's Church, Brighstone|
St. Mary's Church, Brighstone
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Vicar(s)||Revd Malcolm Williams|
The church is medieval dating from the twelfth century. The short tower contains a ring of 6 bells all cast by Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1961. The largest weighs 7cwt. The spire was added in the 17th century.
This event occurs in four locations:
- St Mary's Church, Brighstone
- Brighstone Methodist Church
- St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Mottistone
- Wilberforce Hall,Brighstone.
Several hundred entries are created by individuals, groups and businesses, making it one of the biggest festivals of its type.
The church is grouped with:
List of incumbents
Three former Rectors have become Bishops:
- Thomas Ken hymn writer
- Samuel Wilberforce - the youngest son of William Wilberforce
- George Moberly - became Bishop of Salisbury
The church does not have a pipe organ but instead has an electric one at the west end of the nave. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
- The Buildings of England, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Nikolaus Pevsner