In the churchyard to the north of the present entrance are the remains of an ancient Preaching Cross.
The original cross became dangerous and was dismantled some years ago, being replaced by a smaller modern wooden cross. The base of the cross remains as a memorial to those who died in the two World Wars, (1914-18 and 1939-45).
The war memorial was dedicated at a service on Armistice Day 11th November 1921. The service sheet for this service can be viewed below. Click to view a larger image.
O Valiant Hearts was one of the hymns sung at the service
O valiant hearts who to your glory came
Through dust of conflict and through battle flame;
Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed in the land you loved.
On The Resurrection Morning was also sung at the service
On the Resurrection morning
Soul and body meet again;
No more sorrow, no more weeping,
no more pain!
For all Saints was the final hymn sung at the service
For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever bless’d.