St Thomas. A chapel-of-ease existed on this site in the 13th century and the tower
dates to the 15th century, although it was restored in the late 1800s. In the 18th century
the body of the church was demolished and a new design by James Allen was built in
its place. The new church held its first service in 1793. Sir William Penn, the man who
founded Pennsylvania, was baptised in St Thomas. The church is dedicated to the
martyr Thomas Becket and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.