Church of St Mary the Virgin, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex

Off Church Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8UB
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Open daily 11am to 3pm. For more information please contact Dean Wigzell at [email protected] or 07553 473288.
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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.

Stansted Mountfitchet Guide

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  • Access information
    Parking for 20 cars to the north of St Mary's with a distance of 28m from car park to north door. Grassed paths around the churchyard with a cobbled path to the car park. Step free access at the north door, 1 step for the south door.
  • 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.

  • Directions

    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.

  • Transport

    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.

  • Community information

    Useful local links:

    For information about volunteering with the Friends of St. Mary the Virgin, please see