Church of St Mary the Virgin, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex

Address: Off Church Road, Burton End, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8UB
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Peaceful spot in the midst of modern development

This medieval church, with parts dating from the 1100s, has a bold brick tower and stands next to the grounds of Stansted Hall in a peaceful setting despite the nearby motorway and airport.

It contains two exceptional 17th-century tomb figures – wasp-waisted Hester Salusbury in her hunting clothes and her father, Sir Thomas Middleton.

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Road directions

3 miles north east of Bishop’s Stortford off B1383; follow signs to 'Norman Castle and The House on the Hill Toy Museum' in village centre and then keep right on Church Road; after 0.8 miles you pass the school on your right, church shortly afterwards down lane on your left

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Stansted Mountfitchet (2 miles)

OS Reference No.

TL 521 242

What’s on & news

News

16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







PDF iconBedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London County Guide (PDF, 4.6mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Ray Parvin (27 Aug 2012, 22:13)

    Beautiful. I wandered inside the chuch for 30 minutes alone and felt as if I had travelled back in time.
    I will visit again when I am in the area next.

  2. Sarah Crane (06 May 2014, 17:22)

    Hi, does anyone know if it is possible to get Married in St Mary's still?

    Thanks

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Community information for Church of St Mary the Virgin, Stansted Mountfitchet

 

All our Essex churches are in CCT’s South East region.

About the Friends of Stansted Mountfitchet Church

Contact telephone: 01279 812162

Useful local links

Visit Essex tourism website

Essex Society for Family History

History of Essex website

Essex Society for Archaeology & History

Essex churches website

Friends of Essex Churches Trust

List of Essex churches

Essex is in the Diocese of Chelmsford

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.