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Church Photos

Tamesis Choir rehearsing before
Carol Service 16.12.18

Remembrance 13.11.2016

Harvest Festival 11.10.2015

Part of the Valley Choir in the Lady Chapel at Medmenham 20.9.2015

Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance 11.11.2012


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

'Peal appeal' - the restoration of the church bells and the historic
bell frame, click to read the Engineer's Report and here to donate via GoFundMe

Sun 7 April
Valley Choral Eucharist, Turville
Oasis, Fingest
Sun 14 April 9.45am
Procession with Donkey followed by
Family Celebration, Fingest.
Mon 15 April
 8pm Compline, Fawley
Tues 16 April
 8pm Compline, Medmenham
Wed 17 April
 8pm Compline, Fingest
Thurs 18 April
 7pm Last Supper and stripping the altar, Frieth.
Fri 19 April
Last hour at the Cross, Hambleden.
Sun 21 April
Family Communion.
Sun 28 April
Holy Communion, Here.
Sun 5 May
Valley Choral Eucharist, Frieth.
Oasis, Fingest.

Parish Review Achievable Targets

        To improve our display of information in the church

        To arrange a 'thank you' celebration for all the people who contribute in any way to the church and its upkeep 

        To aim to make more connections with the community, including services such as 'Footprints' which involve people who don't come to regular services


The hamlet of Medmenham lies mainly to the south of the Henley Road. On the main road itself is the Dog and Badger pub, dating from the 14th century. To the south lies the church, and beyond this a pretty straggle of cottages and houses of varying ages and styles runs along the historic Ferry Lane to the Thames.

The church sits at the junction of Ferry Lane and the main road. The churchyard lies below the level of the road and is surrounded by brick and flint walls and trees.

The land rises north of the churchyard with the Dog and Badger pub lying across the road, and then the steep escarpment behind, crowned by Lodge Farm.

A 15th century manor house stands on the west of the lane.

The remains of a Cistercian abbey closed by Henry VIII lie close to the river and have been incorporated into a Jacobean mansion. This was remodelled in the 18th century by Medmenham's most notorious resident, Sir Francis Dashwood, and the meetings of the Hell Fire Club were held there until the discreditable nature of these was exposed.

The Abbey is well screened and is best viewed from the Berkshire bank of the Thames. A ferry no longer crosses the Thames but the landing stage still stands. The Thames Path runs along the river to the west of this.


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