St Mary

A remote unspoilt delight.

About this church

This atmospheric and remote pre Conquest church is set within a ring of trees, beside a lane leading to Chickney Hall.

Approaching from the west one first sees the 14th century tower, capped by an elegant pyramid style shingled spire. Beyond are the Saxon nave and chancel, extended eastwards early in King Henry III's reign.

The unspoilt interior is a delight, with its brick floors, 14th century king post roof, richly carved 15th century font, Georgian pulpit, and squint giving a view to the altar with its medieval mensa slab.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard

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

Other nearby churches

St Mary the Virgin

At the end of a lane leading away from the village, Debden's church is a mixture of building styles from the 13th to the 21st century.

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary's looks like two, or even three, churches magicked together, with its rather grand chancel and an exceptional east window that is often cited as an example of Decorated window tracery at its finest.

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