Wye’s fantastic ancient parish church boasts an almost unique dedication in the Church of England (from what I can gather the only similarly dedicated church would be the 11th-century St Martin-cum-Gregory in Micklegate, York) - and not only that, but manages to find itself listed amongst Simon Jenkins’ 1000 Best Churches in England. The church is built on the site of an earlier Anglo-Saxon building, the foundations of which can be seen in the east of the exterior, around the chancel apse. In the middle of the 15th century, the Norman building was overhauled greatly by Archbishop John Kempe, who was born in the village. The nave was remodelled by him, giving it more light than the previous iteration. The tower fell in 1686, destroying most of the 13th-century fabric except for the nave. Centuries of remodelling has given the exterior its strange “assemblage of ill-assorted parts”, as John Newman of the Pevsner Guides puts it. The interior, especially the nave, is in my opinion excessively bright and unfortunately stripped of its original medieval qualities. If you are looking for a mysterious, ancient village church, Wye is probably not the place to look - though that is not to say the interior or exterior aren’t at all beautiful, and the church much deserves its 1000 Best Churches inclusion.