to St Mary's
We aim to be a church where everyone can make friends and find their place. At St Mary's you will find space to discover more about God and the Christian faith, have time for prayer and reflection as well as make new friends. Our role in the community as very important to us and we seek to support local and wider communities through our lives, prayer and action in the love of Christ.
We are currently advertising for a new Rector, details can be found here:
St Mary’s, Haddenham CommunityHaddenham is a large, historic village surrounded by farmland in Aylesbury Vale District. Far from being a rural backwater, with its Chiltern Main Line railway station and ready access to the M40, Haddenham is well connected and also forward thinking. Amongst many assets there are two infant schools and a junior school, a youth and community centre, Scout centre, play areas, library, medical centre, allotments, nature reserve, community orchard, pubs, cafes and an Indian Restaurant! You will also find business and industrial areas with several internationally recognised firms.
Central to many village activities, the village hall is the venue for St Mary’s own Cafe Plus+ every first Sunday morning in the month, freely offering children's activities, a quiet zone and a complete breakfast. Founded as a Fresh Expressions of Worship initiative some fifteen years ago, it has become a great meeting place for villagers and visitors of all ages.
St Mary’s Church crowns the area of Church Green, featuring the largest of several village ponds, a grassed space and the war memorial. Here is where a range of celebrations, commemorations and remembrances take place surrounded by some of the village’s charming built heritage. Behind the church, along the footpath through the churchyard, is St Mary’s Church of England School.
1000 new homes are allocated for three new village developments and the population is set to grow from around 4,500 to 7,000 over the next decade. This thriving community benefits from villagers’ membership of a multitude of local organisations alongside interest and faith groups and there is strong support for the many facilities on offer for sports, fitness and recreation. In the 21st century, Haddenham is still growing, still adapting and is still a great place to live.
St Mary’s, Haddenham BuildingsOur magnificently situated church building has been home for many years to a thriving Christian community. Our church services offer a variety of worship styles and activities to suit everyone. Children are very welcome. There is a crèche room for the very young in church, and also Children's Church during the Sunday mid-morning service twice a month. There is a loop system in church for those with hearing difficulties.
St Mary's also has a centre located in the historic St Mary's school building which is used by many local clubs and organisations to hold events and is available for public hiring.
We look forward to you visiting and welcome you to find out more about sharing this journey with us.
St Mary's Haddenham is part of the Church of England (Anglican) and is the parish church for Haddenham village, Buckinghamshire. It is the largest parish in the newly formed Wychert Vale Benefice and is part of the Diocese of Oxford.
We look forward to you visiting us. We want to welcome you and give you the opportunity to find out more about sharing the journey with us.
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