The choice of name

It is unclear why the Church was called St Sebastian's.  The most accepted explanation is that the Sawyers had recently been on holiday to Spain where there were many churches dedicated to St Sebastian.  It is believed that the Bishop did not entirely approve of their choice as St Sebastian did not have a saint's day in the English Church calendar.  However, he did consent on the condition that the west window represented the martyrdom of St Sebastian.


Our history
Webpage icon Introduction
Webpage icon History of the parish
Webpage icon The Sawyer family
Webpage icon The building of the church
Webpage icon The formation of the new parish
Webpage icon The church building
Webpage icon Leaders of the church
Webpage icon Finally