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.
22 April 2018 - 22 April 2018
Join the local community for a Trinidad and Tobago-inspired celebration
27 April 2018 - 23 November 2018
Sit in the church or churchyard on a summer's day, and appreciate the skill of campanology.
01 May 2018 - 01 May 2018
Join our tour to learn more about this 12th-century medieval church
06 May 2018 - 07 October 2018
Monthly Sunday afternoon informal open sessions
01 June 2018 - 03 June 2018
Relax with tea and home-made cake and enjoy the restful atmosphere of this grand church
01 June 2018 - 01 June 2018
“I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.”
10 June 2018 - 10 June 2018
12 June 2018 - 12 June 2018
"The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve; Lovers, to bed; 'tis almost fairy time."
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