All Saints

All Saints church is located in the heart of High Wycombe, there has been a church on this site for over 900 years.

About this church

St Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester was licensed by the Bishop of Lincoln to consecrate the church c1087. The Norman church contained some building materials came from the ruined Roman villa on the Rye which can still be seen in the outside walls. In 1273 the Bishop of Lincoln rebuilt the church and this is what you see today.

At the east end of the church in the chancel chapels there are several important monuments and plaques. Chief among them are the two monuments to the Petty family which block windows in both chapels. William Petty the 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of England,1782-1783, is buried in a vault in the north chapel.


Enjoy a virtual tour here:

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Café in church

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St Lawrence

St Lawrence is an unmistakable church perched high on West Wycombe Hill with the famous 'Golden Ball' at the top of the tower.

Holy Trinity

John Betjeman, observed that ‘within and without, the church has the charm of old watercolours’.

St Peter

The first new Catholic church built in Buckinghamshire since the Reformation, designed by the great 19th century architect, Augustus Welby Pugin.

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