Narnia comes to St Mary’s Church

FX7FBJ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Year : 2005 USA / UK Director : Andrew Adamson Georgie Henley. Image shot 2005. Exact date unknown.

Characters from The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis are being carved in stone for exterior walls of the church. The carvings are being made as part of the project to restore St Mary’s crumbling stonework. Click on the image below to visit the new Narnia pages of our website where you can see the designs for the carvings and read the story about how this project came to life:

Alamy | Image from the 2005 film ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ directed by Andrew Adamson, featuring Georgie Henley as Lucy.

Open the door and enter a new world

We can’t wait to unveil the new carvings in the autumn but in the mean time we hope you enjoy discovering more about the project here:

This exciting development has come about as a result of the ‘Curious Carvings’ project which is being delivered thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Find out more about that heritage project and the history of St Mary’s here:



Curious Carvings project

Find out more about St Mary’s extraordinary heritage including its collection of our 600 roof bosses.


The history of St Mary’s

Visit the new history pages of our website for a timeline of the events which shaped St Mary’s, and our selection of 10 things not to be missed.