Lullington

You can count the number of houses on one hand, but the Downland hamlet did claim spurious fame as having the smallest church in England, being only about 16ft square. In reality, the church of today is no more than the chancel of a much larger building.

A diminutive clergyman with a sense of humour once preached here, choosing the words ‘Jesus wept’ as his theme. There were 12 people in the congregation and the collection produced 1/6. The little curate remarked that it was the smallest church, the smallest congregation, the smallest parson, the shortest text and the smallest collection he had ever heard of.