Manston church dates from the 13th Century with a tower dated 1534. It is a beautiful Grade 1 listed church with a long association with Manston House in whose grounds it stands.

There is a mausoleum next to the church built by a Captain Hanham, a previous owner of Manston house, in 1877 for his wife and mother-in-law, whilst he sought permission to build a crematorium in the garden. In 1882, Manston became the site of the first official cremation in the United Kingdom.

The church retains a good deal of its historical character, the main additions being a 19th century porch and a north aisle vestry added in 1885.

The church is now a Chapel of Ease to St Nicholas’ Church Child Okeford.

For the parish safeguarding policy and safeguarding officer contact details click here.


  • Open all day

  • Church car park (gravelled)

  • Dog friendly

  • One step in church



Mr. Keith Allen
01258 860068