St Mary's, Ashendon

The calendar

Sunday, 28 April

10:00 am: Morning Worship

Sunday, 5 May

4:00 pm: Lego Church
In the Village Hall

Sunday, 12 May

10:30 am: Family Communion (CW)
In church and livestream on Facebook

Where to find us

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Lower End, HP18 0HD
40m or 45 yds along Lower End on the left (before you start descending the hill)

Parish activities

Coffe cupCoffee morning: 1st Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall between 10.30am and noon. Contact Jenny for more details.

About the church

The Church is open

The Church is open from at least 10am to 4pm (often earlier and later in summer) throughout the year.  You are invited to come in and enjoy its peace and quietness.

The building

St Mary's church stands on high ground on the southwest side of the village. The earliest part of the church is the nave, built in the 12th century and having, at that time, a narrow south aisle that was lengthened, together with the nave in around 1200. About 90 years later the chancel and the old part of the south aisle was widened. Towards the close of the 15th century the west tower was built and a clerestory added to the nave, which had, at that time, a northeast chapel. The chancel was rebuilt in the 19th century.

In the 800 years it has stood here, many changes have taken place in our national history: plague, civil war and industrial revolution have all played their part and during all that time people have turned to it for spiritual comfort.

The chancel.

The nave looking west to the tower.

Looking across the nave from the south door.