St Mary’s, Mursley

View from the Lychgate at St Mary’s

The Church within Mursley has been active for hundreds of years. The current Christian community meets together on a regular basis and provides a number of opportunities to explore the Christian message and values, and to support each other and the wider community in living this out.

Inside St Mary’s

The Church activities provide an opportunity for people in the village to explore their deeper spiritual needs. Activities include services each Sunday at St Mary the Virgin Church. There are also a number of activities for children and teenagers including regular meetings and other occasional events such as a Holiday Club. Prayer groups, adult discussion groups including Men’s and Ladies’ dinners,  coffee mornings, the weekly Post Office with coffee, Harvest lunch, Advent and Easter walks and other social gatherings such as Lent Question Time in the Green Man pub provide opportunities to meet and chat informally or in more depth. In 2019 the Church Fete is being reintroduced. There is an active team of bellringers who practice on a Saturday morning and ring for services, new recruits welcome.  The Church often touches families at occasions of birth, marriage, bereavement and other times when they need a listening ear or helping hand. The Church also supports the Christian teaching in the village school.

View of st Mary’s from the East

Details of current church and other village activities can be found on this website and are given in the Open Gates magazine which is produced by the Church, 10 issues a year, and is delivered to every household.

The Christian heritage of the village is reflected in the 14th century St Mary the Virgin Church and the Baptist Chapel, now a private dwelling. St Mary the Virgin Church contains a monument to the Fortescues, Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. A modern addition to the building is a fine stained glass window in the chancel to celebrate the 2000 year Millennium.

Postcode for directions using SatNav:

MK17 0RT

Church Wardens:

Andrew Cowell
Phone: 720425
Contact Andrew here.

Bey Christian
Phone: 720630
Contact Bey here.

Please contact the Church office or one of the Church Wardens to make arrangements for any special events, eg weddings, baptisms or funerals, or any other pastoral matters.

History of the Church:

For more information about the Church, its history and its monuments, here are some pdf documents prepared by our village historian, Melinda Cole:-

St. Mary the Virgin Church information and pictures

St. Mary’s Church Booklet

St. Mary’s Church Monuments

St. Mary’s past Rectors

Millennium (East) Window

West Window
Bell ringers at Mursley