All Saints’ has been acknowledged by Nikolaus Pevsner, the great architectural historian, to be “one of the most convincing and most impressive churches of its date in any country”. Its architect, William Lethaby, believed that a place of worship should be a work of art. His building is a reflection of past times, yet without imitation or pastiche.
All Saints’ Church is situated high above the eastern bank of the River Wye, about six miles north of Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. Its orientation is precisely to the points of the compass, with the main entrance on the southern elevation.