St Mary

For a combination of ancient church and classic Cotswold village, Bibury is hard to beat.

About this church

St Mary's has a Saxon core, evident still in the lower parts of the chancel arch and in the Saxon cross shaft set into the chancel wall.

The original church was extended and embellished throughout the Middle Ages: there is a Norman north doorway, a 13th century south aisle with lancet windows, and a large Perpendicular window to the right of the porch.

The churchyard has a fine assortment of tombs and gravestones, a number of them commemorating the local clothiers and weavers who piously and generously financed the development of their village church over several centuries.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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