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Turville Fingest Frieth Fawley Medmenham U.R.C.

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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


 

Winter

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

Sunday 1 May
 
10am
6pm
Choral Eucharist, Frieth.
Oasis, Fingest.
 
Sunday 8 May
 
11am
 
Holy Communion.
 
Sunday 15 May 9.30am
10am
 
Blessing of Tractor run, Fingest.
Choral Eucharist, Fingest.
 
Thurs 19 May 7.30pm
 
Ignite, Mousells, Fingest.
Sunday 22 May
 
11am
 
All-age Communion.
 
Sunday 29 May
 
11am
 
Holy Communion, Hambleden.
 
Sunday 5 June
 
10am
6pm
Choral Eucharist, Fawley.
Oasis, Fingest.
 

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
 


Description

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

 

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