Cold Higham Parish Council

Serving the people of Cold Higham, Grimscote, Fosters Booth (W) and Potcote

St Luke's Church

Our Church

Church Warden – Mrs. Pauline Pearson (01327 830287)

The church of St Luke was built in the 13th (tower) and 14th centuries (main building) and is one of the few surviving churches in England with a saddleback tower. It is likely that there was an earlier church on the same site. The design of the church is similar to the one in Maidford, approximately four miles to the west, and the same travelling stonemasons probably worked on both buildings.

There is a monument inside the church which consists of an oak effigy of a slender cross-legged Knight which may be Sir John de Pateshull who died c1350. There is also a tomb chest with ten ogee-headed panels containing shields.

More detail about the Church can be found on the British Listed Buildings web site.

Schedule of Services


We are part of the Pattishall with Cold Higham and Gayton with Tiffield benefice. However there is currently a vacancy in the position of Rector with the departure of Rev Jongman. Where possible services in St Luke's will continue on the first Sunday of the month at 10am.

Please contact the Church Warden for further information.


Church Warden – Mrs. Pauline Pearson (01327 830287)