Did you know? (Sunday, February 12, 2023)

The structure at the south entrance to the church is called a “lychgate.” It is usually a wooden structure, they are typically located at the entrance of a churchyard and serve as a shelter for funeral processions and mourners. The word “lych” comes from the Old English word “lich,” meaning “corpse,” and the gate was traditionally used as a place to lay the body of the deceased before the funeral service. They serve not only as a practical purpose, but also as a symbol of the transition from life to death. A lychgate can also be found at St. Mark’s in Mandeville and at Christ Church in Christiana.