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

Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance 11.11.2012


Winter 2010

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

Sat. 3 October 3pm, Animal Blessing, Turville Village Green.
Sunday 4 October 10am, Valley Communion, URC, Pheasants Hill
6pm, Oasis, Fingest.
Sunday 11 Oct. 11am, Harvest Festival. more info
Sunday 18 Oct
9.50am, Blessing of Frieth Hilly race.
10.10am, Valley Choral Eucharist, Frieth.
Sunday 25 Oct
11am, All-age Communion.
Sunday 1 Nov
10am, Valley Choral Eucharist, Turville.
6pm, Oasis, Fingest.
Mon. 2 Nov
7.30pm, All Souls Service to remember the departed, Turville.
Sunday 8 Nov
8am, BCP, Holy Communion, Frieth.
10.40am, Royal British Legion Service, Fawley.

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


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