St Mary's Church, Newnham Murren, Oxfordshire
- What's nearby
A charming church on the bank of the Thames
This charming little flint church, close to the east bank of the Thames, can be reached by The Ridgeway Path from Wallingford Bridge, which leads on to Mongewell, another Trust church.
Built in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, its Norman origins can be seen in the north doorway and chancel arch. Limewashed walls set off the delicate stained glass. Restoration in 1849 removed much else but left some handsome woodwork, including the medieval roofs and a Jacobean pulpit and communion table.
A romantic ruin by the Thames
A Thames-side landmark
A church built by the people, for the people. A church from our finest shortlist.
From a lane to adjacent farm with limited visitor parking outside the churchyard gate, access is through the churchyard gate across level grass to the north porch. Slight step at threshold to a tiled porch, showing some subsidence.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Farm track off A4074 (Portway) south of Crowmarsh Gifford
Nearest railway station: Cholsey (4 miles). Oxfordshire Traveline: 0870 608 2608
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 & Oxfordshire County Guide
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.
Click on the link below to download a copy of the church plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church.
Church plans are a living document which combines information on the church’s history and its current use, outlines maintenance and repair needs, combines this with feedback and recommendations from the community, and concludes with an action plan setting out agreed short, medium and long term goals to support the sustainable use and care of the church.
This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you.Newnham Murren Church Plan 2023.pdf