"High Offley Church, St Mary, is an ancient Gothic fabric, neatly pewed with oak. It has an excellent organ, which was given by John Salmon, Esq, of London, a native of this parish. It has several monuments of the Skrymsher and other families, and a handsome one was erected in 1851 in memory of the late Bishop Ryder, at the expense of the present vicar. The vicarage is in the patronage of the Bishop of Lichfield, and incumbency of the Rev EB Seckerson, MA."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)