St Mary's Church, Fleet Marston, Buckinghamshire

Address: Fleet Marston, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0PZ
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Open daily. Access is via the reclamation yard which is open Mon – Fri 7.30am – 5.00pm and there is currently no access outside these hours. Please note: access to the church is via the door at the rear, not via the porch.
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A Medieval church where John Wesley preached

This isolated Medieval church is set on a small hillock a few minutes walk away from the Aylesbury to Bicester road.

Surrounded by trees, in the middle of fields, it consists only of a nave, chancel, and porch. The village it served has long since disappeared, although Methodist founder John Wesley preached here soon after he was ordained, and the church was restored by Sir G Gilbert Scott in 1868.

The church was built in the 12th- and 13th-centuries, probably on the site of an earlier church. There is a quaint Norman font, a beautiful chancel arch rebuilt in the 14th-century, and a fine 15th-century queen-post roof over the nave.

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Road directions

2 miles west of Aylesbury and to the south of Fleet Marston hamlet on A41; access via Reclaimed Materials Yard; church to the rear across the field

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Aylesbury Vale Parkway (¾ mile away)

OS Reference No.

SP 779 159

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  1. Anthony Fage (05 May 2014, 18:54)

    When I last visited this church some 18 months ago I noticed some ancient clutter in the screened off area seemingly last used as a vestry. This included some kind of old keyboard Could this not be rescued and checked for its possible interest? I suggest this area needs attention.

    How are the announced roof repairs going? (I made a small donation to these)

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Community information for St Mary's Church, Fleet Marston

 

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St Mary's Church, Fleet Marston, Buckinghamshire

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.

Disabled access

Unfortunately, access is difficult across a field.

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.