St Mary's Church, Fleet Marston, Buckinghamshire
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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 twelfth and thirteenth centuries, probably on the site of an earlier church. There is a quaint Norman font, a beautiful chancel arch rebuilt in the fourteenth century, and a fine fifteenth-century queen-post roof over the nave.Fleet Marston Guide
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A pair of eccentric churches
A strangely beautiful church
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
Unfortunately, access is difficult across a field.
Facilities & Hire
Fleet Marston is suitable for up to 60 people. There is no electricity, or toilet facilities. There are fixed pews.
Two 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
Nearest railway station: Aylesbury Vale Parkway (¾ mile away)
History & Further 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.
Useful local links:
- Visit Buckinghamshire tourism website: www.visitbuckinghamshire.org
- Buckinghamshire Family History Society: www.bucksfhs.org.uk
- Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society: www.bucksas.org.uk
- Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust: www.bucks-historic-churches.org
- Buckinghamshire County Council: www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc
- Buckinghamshire is in the Diocese of Oxford: www.oxford.anglican.org