Main index


Turville Fingest Frieth Fawley Medmenham U.R.C.

Welcome to
St Peter & St Paul, Medmenham


Main Index
Who's Who?
Service Information
Children's Ministry
Church History

Church Photos

Harvest Festival 11.10.2015

Part of the Valley Choir in the Lady Chapel at Medmenham 20.9.2015

Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance 11.11.2012



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

Tues 1 Nov 7.30pm
All Souls Service, Turville.
Sunday 6 Nov
Valley Choral Eucharist, Fawley.
Oasis, Fingest.
Sunday 13 Nov
BCP, Holy Communion, Hambleden.
Prayers and reading, Fingest and Frieth
British Legion service, Here.
Thurs 17 Nov 7.30pm Ignite, Mousells, Fingest.
Sunday 20 Nov 11am
Morning Praise.
Sunday 27 Nov 11am

All-age Communion
Advent Candlelit Service, Hambleden.
Sunday 4 Dec
Valley Choral Eucharist, Turville.
Oasis, Fingest.
Sunday 11 Dec
Holy Communion.
Railway Nativity, Fawley Hill.
Carols at The Frog, Skirmett
Thurs 15 Dec 7.30pm Ignite, Mousells, Fingest.
Sunday 18 Dec 6pm
Carol Service.
Sat. 24 Dec
Christmas Eve
Christingle Service.
Sunday 25 Dec
Christmas Day
Family Communion.

Parish Review Achievable Targets 2015

        To improve our display of information in the church

        To arrange a 'thank you' celebration for all the people who contribute in any way to the church and its upkeep 

        To aim to make more connections with the community, including services such as 'Footprints' which involve people who don't come to regular services


The hamlet of Medmenham lies mainly to the south of the Henley Road. On the main road itself is the Dog and Badger pub, dating from the 14th century. To the south lies the church, and beyond this a pretty straggle of cottages and houses of varying ages and styles runs along the historic Ferry Lane to the Thames.

The church sits at the junction of Ferry Lane and the main road. The churchyard lies below the level of the road and is surrounded by brick and flint walls and trees.

The land rises north of the churchyard with the Dog and Badger pub lying across the road, and then the steep escarpment behind, crowned by Lodge Farm.

A 15th century manor house stands on the west of the lane.

The remains of a Cistercian abbey closed by Henry VIII lie close to the river and have been incorporated into a Jacobean mansion. This was remodelled in the 18th century by Medmenham's most notorious resident, Sir Francis Dashwood, and the meetings of the Hell Fire Club were held there until the discreditable nature of these was exposed.

The Abbey is well screened and is best viewed from the Berkshire bank of the Thames. A ferry no longer crosses the Thames but the landing stage still stands. The Thames Path runs along the river to the west of this


click here to return to main index page