The Wiltshire village of Avebury is best known for its massive prehistoric henge, but there is also a lovely medieval church located here.
This exceptional church stands beside Avebury Manor, a stone’s throw from the great henge and standing stones that draw thousands of visitors to Avebury each year. Historical research has confirmed the existence of a Christian monastic settlement in Avebury from as early as the 3rd Century AD and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site Avebury is recognised as having had a spiritual significance for locals and travellers for over 5000 years. Visitors today of many nationalities and faiths may be seeking to understand the spiritual nature of this unique place. A church within a henge has become a beacon for pilgrims and seekers and more recently a focus for the fostering of peace and understanding between faiths, as the church hosts the Hiroshima Peace Flame for as long as the community can keep it lit.
Find out more about the church here: https://www.kennet8.org.uk/st-james-avebury/