A look at our church

A look at our church

St Mary’s stands on one of the earliest known consecrated sites on the South Bank of the Thames. The original church was built as early as 800 AD, presumably by the Saxons, and the present Grade I listed building was completed in the Georgian style in 1777 to replace the dilapidated medieval church.  Benedict Arnold and his family are buried in the crypt, and the church has further links with the botanist William Curtis and the explorer “Scott of the Antarctic.”

Christians have worshipped here regularly for well over 1000 years and continue to do so to this day. The Spencer family has been patron of the church for 200 years.