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Turville Fingest Frieth Fawley Medmenham U.R.C.

Welcome to
 St Mary the Virgin, Hambleden

RG9 6RX  map

 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.

Lychgate decorated for Harvest  photo Mardi Wilkins

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

Caroline Hyman

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

Caroline Hyman

Click here for some helpful hints on getting involved

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

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?
services in bold are at this church

The church is open for private prayer from 9am to 4pm daily.

Sun 7 July 10am
Group Service, Medmenham
Sun 14 July

Holy Communion
Wild Church Party, Skirmett
Sun 21 July 8am
BCP Holy Communion
Lay-led Morning Worship
Sun 28 July


Holy Communion
Sun 4 August 10am
Group Service, Fingest

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.

To kindly give a donation for the upkeep of our church
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Thank you so much


Some photos of recent activities
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Coronation Service May 2023

Christingle 2022

Remembrance 2022

Wild Church July 2022

Confirmation with Bishop Steven Croft of Oxford


Harvest Festival

Service to celebrate 800 years since the birth and baptism of St Thomas Cantilupe with The Dean of Hereford, Michael Tavinor, and visitors 22.8.18

New altar frontal in the Lady chapel

Fundraising Pop up Bakery run by Claire Pelling and helpers

Hanging of Christmas swag

Magna Carta enactment

Wycombe Civic Service 23.3.2014

Queen's Diamond Jubilee street party


Men's Day at Church Teas

Members of Hambleden Valley Churches Choir sing
on Songs of Praise in Oxford

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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