Church of St Mary the Virgin, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex
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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 seventeenth-century tomb figures - wasp-waisted Hester Salusbury in her hunting clothes and her father Sir Thomas Middleton.
05 August 2018 - 07 October 2018
Monthly Sunday afternoon informal open sessions
15 September 2018 - 16 September 2018
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture. Places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
07 December 2018 - 07 December 2018
Enjoy this traditional Christmas play in a marvellous setting. Bring boots and warm coats!
08 December 2018 - 09 December 2018
Come visit the Christmas Tree Festival - a celebration of local people's interpretation of the festive fayre.
A remote unspoilt delight
A 1,000-year-old haven of tranquility
A local treasure unchanged for 200 years
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
3 miles north east of Bishop's Stortford off B1383. From the centre of Stansted Mountfitchet follow signs to Stansted Airport along Church Road for one mile. Past the grounds to Forest Hall School follow the historic church sign.
Nearest railway station: Stansted Mountfitchet (2 miles)
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.Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, and London County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Visit Essex tourism website: www.visitessex.com
- Essex Society for Family History: www.esfh.org.uk
- History of Essex website: www.historyhouse.co.uk
- Essex Society for Archaeology & History: www.essex.ac.uk
For information about volunteering with the Friends of St. Mary the Virgin, please see www.stmarysstansted.org.uk