Marton Church in Cheshire

Visiting Marton Church

We are well aware that we have a very special building in a wonderful place – and we'd love you to enjoy it too. You are always welcome at services, but we also ensure that the church is open in daylight hours so as many as possible can see it.

The Church was founded in 1343 by Sir John and Sir Vivian de Davenport. Like many families round here, the Davenports haven't moved far. The family seat is just up the road (Capesthorne Hall) and Sir William Bromley-Davenport, descendant of the founders is our Patron today. The timber frame of the nave is original, with the tower being added around 1540, and the current chancel being a nineteenth century replacement. Visitors can't miss the wonderful medieval woodwork, but should also keep their eyes open for the medieval doom painting on the west wall (uncovered in the first half of the twentieth century) the stone effigies of the founders (sheltering from the elements in the tower room) and the original font (recovered from a field and replaced during the last century).

While visiting Marton, you can be well refreshed by a visit to our friends next door
(The Marton Pantry and Kitchen, and La Popote restaurant) or over the road (The Davenport Arms).


The Vicar: The Revd Ian Arch
Telephone: 01260 224 447 - Email:

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