Throughout the church's life, it has enjoyed local support and it continues to retain its place as the hub of the community. It maintains a very active congregation and has a busy and varied calendar of events throughout the year.
Local legend has it that the Indian Princess, Pocahontas, worshiped at the church when John Rolfe returned with his extraordinary wife and young son, Thomas to England from Virginia. Although the British Court took Pocahontas to their hearts, they planned to return to Virginia. Sadly, Pocahontas became ill and died in Gravesend, Kent aged 22. Rolfe then returned to his land in Virginia leaving their son Thomas in England for his formative years.
Coats of arms of prominent members of the Rolfe family are located inside the church. A sculpture of Pocahontas in Jacobean dress by Otillea Wallace, a pupil of Rodin hangs on the wall above a plaque dedicated to John Rolfe’s father.