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St. Mary’s Church, Shenley Church End


It is likely that the church building existed in some form from 1223, for this is when the first rector is recorded. Parts of the nave date back to c1150, and parts of the chancel date back to c1180. The stonework in the church covers both Norman and Early English periods. The north aisle was built in the 14th century, and the font in the 15th century. 

It's one of two churches in the partnership with an active bell tower and the six bells are rung by a team of bellringers for weddings and special events throughout the year.

A number of groups meet in the church: Mothers' Union every 3rd Tuesday at 2.00pm, Kneelers Group every other Wednesday  

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Sunday Services


9:30  Morning Service - traditional service


Holy Communion is held on second and fourth Sundays

Morning Prayer is lay led on first and third Sundays


11:00  Informal Service


Holy Communion is held on the second Sunday

Sunday Club is held on the first, second and third Sunday for children 4-14

On the third Sunday the service is lay led.

Baptisms may take place on the fourth Sunday


There is a carpet space with books and drawing activities where parents/carers can sit with very young children while still taking part in the service.


10:30  Joint Services

On the fifth Sunday and often on special or festival Sundays, the two congregations join together for worship.




Wednesday 9:30 -11:00  Short worship followed by an informal theme-based discussion.

The church is also open to visitors for personal prayer.



The church is open from 10:00 - 12:00


Other activities

The choir meets for practice on Thursdays at 7:00 pm

The bell ringers meet on the second and fourth Mondays at 7:30 pm

Knit, Stitch and Natter meet in members homes on alternate Wednesdays at 10:00 am


Please see the calendar for more information.

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