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Turville Fingest Frieth Fawley Medmenham U.R.C.

Welcome to
 St Mary the Virgin, Hambleden

RG9 6RX  map

 Hambleden Parish Church

This beautiful 12th century cruciform church stands at the heart of one of the most attractive villages in the Chiltern hills in Buckinghamshire.

Hambleden Parish Church is first and foremost a home to a thriving family of  Christians who regularly gather here to worship God and to find inspiration for daily life. As a wonderful church set in a beautiful valley we also enjoy making welcome many hundreds of visitors annually. We would love to welcome you.

Lychgate decorated for Harvest 2020 photo Mardi Wilkins

New stained glass window in South Transept designed and painted by Patrick Reyntiens 2015.

Caroline Hyman

 Dedication Ceremony 20th Jan 2017 with Rector Stephen Southgate and Father Anthony

Caroline Hyman

Click here for some helpful hints on getting involved

Rewiring, Relighting and Redecorating Project

Click here to hear the bells
 of Hambleden

Hambleden Bell ringers


Julia Lacey’s ginger cake, in the form of the parish church was judged the showstopper entry in the Great Hambleden Bake Off - fundraising competition for this project

Happy Circus in the field behind the church 7.9.2013

Charles Gray, Christine Wells, and  Harry Sloper received Maundy Money from The Queen at Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford 28.3.2013



What's on this month?
services in bold are at this church

The church is open for private prayer from 9am to 4pm daily.

Sun 3 July
Group Service, Medmenham
Sun  10 July
Holy Communion
Wild Church
Sun 17 July 8am
BCP Holy Communion
Lay led Morning Worship
Sun 24 July
11am Holy Communion
Sun 31 July
BCP Holy Communion, Frieth
Holy Communion, Medmenham
Sun 7 Aug
Group Service, Fingest

Parish Review Achievable Targets

·        To develop our ministry to tourists/visitors to the church.  

·        To organise a social gathering for people who help with the church

·        To have a large choral service this year.

Some photos of recent activities
click to enlarge the thumbnail pics.

Confirmation with Bishop Steven Croft of Oxford 20.1.19


Harvest Festival 2018

Service to celebrate 800 years since the birth and baptism of St Thomas Cantilupe with The Dean of Hereford, Michael Tavinor, and visitors 22.8.18

New altar frontal in the Lady chapel

Fundraising Pop up Bakery run by Claire Pelling and helpers 4.2.17

Christmas swag hung 17.12.2015

Magna Carta enactment 14.6.2015

John and Rachel's farewell service 4.1.2015

Wycombe Civic Service 23.3.2014

This swag was created to celebrate the birth of the royal baby -
George Alexander Louis

Queen's Diamond Jubilee street party 4.6.2012


Men's Day at Church Teas

Members of Hambleden Valley Churches Choir sing
on Songs of Praise in Oxford Easter Sunday 2011

Grape Harvesting at Pheasant's Ridge Oct 2009
(funds raised went to the
'Save our Churches' Fund)

R Cochrane-Dyet 

On Thurs 7 June 2007 there was a 7.30pm Choral Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi and afterwards refreshments in the Parish Hall to celebrate Christine Wells' 50 years as organist at Hambleden.

 Rachel Wallace


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