St Mary

An impressive survivor of a deserted medieval settlement and lovingly restored in the late 19th century.

About this church

The church of St Mary has served this scattered community for about nine hundred years. The tower with its peal of six bells has a Norman base, but was later heightened in the Perpendicular style. The west door, lancet windows and blank arcading are Early English.

An impressive rood screen fills the chancel arch. The Barkham family followed by The Bethlehem Hospital were one time patrons and local land owners. In its origins, traditions and practice, St Mary’s has always been known as ‘High Church’ and therefore has a rich, Anglo-Catholic tradition. Enter the churchyard by the lychgate and experience its unique peace and tranquillity.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven

Visitors information

  • Train station within 250m
  • On street parking at church
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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