Austrey is one of 6 local villages forming the All Souls Parish. which houses 5 church buildings. St.Nicholas has been the focus of worship, and of village life for at least 750 years and perhaps more. The oldest part of the present church was built in the middle of the 13th century, the remains being rebuilt early in the 14th century. In the Victorian era, the original leaded roof was replaced with the current pitched roof and the porch was added.
The chiming clock was installed in 1923 as a war memorial to those who died in the First World War and inside the church on the wall near the main door, is a memorial in memory of 5 villagers who died in the First World War. The only completely stained glass window is on the south side. Some of the glass is from the 14th century. The oldest remaining stained glass window is above the piscine.