St Mary's Church, Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire

Church End, Dunstable, Buckinghamshire, LU6 2EP
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Opening times:
Open daily. Please be aware that the church may be closed on some days when the church is booked for Champing. For enquiries about this church, please contact Karen Moore on 07876 324 554 or [email protected].
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A towered landmark with a gloriously decorated interior

On an isolated chalk hillock with fine views from its churchyard, St Mary's is a noble landmark in the vale of Aylesbury; it has a massive 14th-century limestone tower and the rest is to scale. Inside, it is a treasure house of delights, including: medieval woodwork (including a complete chancel screen); amazing Victorian wallpaintings and stained glass; a slender pulpit with a superbly carved 4-tier tester; choir desks and stalls. There is also a collection of carved wooden misericords.

These little ledges, for people to rest on during long prayers, are decorated with fantastical carved creatures - look out for the stern-faced mermaid suckling a lion and the two-headed beast with ferocious claws.

Edlesborough Guide

To donate by text, please text 'EDH' to 70970 to donate £5 and to 70191 to donate £10. Thank you.

Step inside St Mary's from home using Google Streetview:


  • Access information
    Church is at the top of very steep hill reached by a grass path through churchyard. There are small steps into the church.
  • Facilities & Hire
    Edlesborough is a very large church. There is electricity. There is no heating, water or toilet facilities. There are fixed pews.
  • Directions
    5.5 miles south of Leighton Buzzard on B440 Leighton Road, 5 miles west of Dunstable via B489.
  • Transport

    Nearest railway stations: Cheddington (5 miles) or Leighton Buzzard (6 miles). Bus route numbers S3, 61, 164

  • History & Further Information

    Useful information:

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.

    Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire County Guide 2012

    This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire . Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

  • Community information

    The Friends of the Church on the Hill

    The Friends of the Church on the Hill are a group of local people formed with the aim of encouraging more people to visit St Mary's Church, Edlesborough, increasing the number of occasions when the church is used for events and activities, and raising funds to help secure the future of this magnificent old building.


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