A gem of a Victorian church designed by William Burges in the 1870s. Burges created a flamboyant scheme of decoration that is very much 'High Church', with sumptuous marble, stained glass, and gilding throughout.
Burges created a four-bay design with clerestory aisles, and a west tower rising in two stages to a pinnacled spire. These, plus the south porch and chancel, are all in gloriously ornate Early English style. Most of the interior decoration is focussed on the chancel, leaving the nave and aisles strangely plain by comparison. The theme throughout is 'Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained'.

Burges (1827-1881) was the son of a marine engineer who rose to become one of the leading architects of the late Victorian period, specialising in Gothic Revival style. His major works were the remodelling and decoration of Castell Coch and Cardiff Castle, both undertaken for Lord Bute. Another of his best works survives at Knightshayes Court in Devon.