By the early part of the twelfth century William's son Baron Manasses Arsic had built a stone church.It was dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels and granted to the Benedictine Priory founded at Cogges by Baron William.
The south aisle may have been rebuilt in the 14th century. The ring of bells was hung sometime before the end of the 17th century. The only maintenance recorded before the 19th century is in 1788, when £18.4.3d. was spent on general repairs.
In 1815 Henry Dawson Roundell was appointed Rector. He is described as "posessed of ample means and genial temerament". He started letting parts of the parish glebe as allotments for labourers in the parish and, throughout his incumbency, he promoted the restoration of the church. After his incumbency the north aisle was rebuilt in 1905 and the roof was restored in 1909.
The Church of England parish of Fringford is now linked with four of its neighbours to form one benefice of Stratton Audley with Godington, Fringford with Hethe and Stoke Lyne. These form the southern part of the Shelswell Group of parishes, which number ten in all. The Rector for the southern part of the group lives at Stratton Audley.
- Added: 4 May 2012
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