As poor as a Church Mouse

History: as poor as St Swithun’s church mice

By Caroline Metcalfe

MANY people know the saying ‘as poor as a church mouse’ – rather fewer that St Swithun’s has two of them. If you walk round the outside of St Swithun’s church, just past the Church Hall and Parish Office you will come to a door on your right, on the North wall of the church.

And right at the bottom you will find two carved mice running in opposite directions.

To read the full article on their history click on the above photograph 


Church Monuments
Webpage icon Constance Kent and the Mosaic in St Swithun's Church
Webpage icon Funerial Hatchments at St. Swithun's
Webpage icon Hon. Spencer Perceval, K.C. (1 November 1762 – 11 May 1812)
Webpage icon The Church Pulpit