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Turville Fingest Frieth Fawley Medmenham U.R.C.

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 St Mary the Virgin, Hambleden


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 Hambleden Parish Church

This beautiful 12th century cruciform church stands at the heart of one of the most attractive villages in the Chiltern hills in Buckinghamshire.

Hambleden Parish Church is first and foremost a home to a thriving family of  Christians who regularly gather here to worship God and to find inspiration for daily life. As a wonderful church set in a beautiful valley we also enjoy making welcome many hundreds of visitors annually. We would love to welcome you.

New stained glass window in South Transept designed and painted by Patrick Reyntiens 2015.

Caroline Hyman

 Dedication Ceremony 20th Jan 2017 with Rectory Stephen Southgate and Father Anthony

Caroline Hyman

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Rewiring, Relighting and Redecorating Project

Click here to hear the bells
 of Hambleden

Hambleden Bell ringers


Julia Lacey’s ginger cake, in the form of the parish church was judged the showstopper entry in the Great Hambleden Bake Off - fundraising competition for this project

Happy Circus in the field behind the church 7.9.2013

Charles Gray, Christine Wells, and  Harry Sloper received Maundy Money from The Queen at Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford 28.3.2013



What's on this month in Hambleden Church?
services in bold are at this church

Every Friday at 9am - BCP Morning Prayer in the Lady Chapel

Sunday 4 Mar
Valley Choral Eucharist, Fingest.
Oasis in Lent with speaker, Frieth
Friday 9 Mar
Footprints, Medmenham
Sunday 11 Mar 8am
BCP, Holy Communion.
All-age Communion.
Lent Evensong with speaker, Turville.
Sunday 18 Mar
Holy Communion.
Lent Evensong with speaker, Fawley.
Sunday 25 Mar
Palm Sunday procession followed by
All-age Service, Turville.
Lent Evensong with speaker, Fingest.
Monday 26 Mar
8pm Compline and Meditation, Fawley
Tues 27 Mar
8pm Compline and Meditation, Medmenham
Wed 28 Mar
8pm Compline and Meditation, Fingest
Thurs 29 Mar
7pm Holy Communion and stripping
the altar.
Fri 30 Mar
BCP Morning Prayer.
The Last Hour at the Cross.
Sunday 1 Apr
Family Communion with Egg Hunt.

Parish Review Achievable Targets

·        To develop our ministry to tourists/visitors to the church.  

·        To organise a social gathering for people who help with the church

·        To have a large choral service this year.

Some photos of recent activities
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New altar frontal in the Lady chapel

Fundraising Pop up Bakery run by Claire Pelling and helpers 4.2.17

Christmas swag hung 17.12.2015

Magna Carta enactment 14.6.2015

John and Rachel's farewell service 4.1.2015

Wycombe Civic Service 23.3.2014

This swag was created to celebrate the birth of the royal baby -
George Alexander Louis

Queen's Diamond Jubilee street party 4.6.2012


Men's Day at Church Teas
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Members of Hambleden Valley Churches Choir sing
on Songs of Praise in Oxford Easter Sunday 2011
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Grape Harvesting at Pheasant's Ridge Oct 2009
(funds raised went to the
'Save our Churches' Fund)

R Cochrane-Dyet 

On Thurs 7 June 2007 there was a 7.30pm Choral Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi and afterwards refreshments in the Parish Hall to celebrate Christine Wells' 50 years as organist at Hambleden.

 Rachel Wallace


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