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St Mary

A small and beautiful George Gilbert Scott church in a serene hamlet just outside St Albans.

Childwick, Hertfordshire

Opening times

Everyday 9am to 5pm (unless there is a wedding, funeral, maintenance, or special event).


Childwick Green

St Mary’s was built in 1867 to serve the agricultural estate of Childwick at the north end of the parish of St Michael’s St Albans. The church was designed by George Gilbert Scott and funded by the estate owner, Henry Toulmin. The furnishings and fittings mainly date from the late nineteenth century: a beautiful marble font in memory of two children of the Blundell family; a wooden pulpit with carved scenes from the life of Jesus; stained glass of Jesus in majesty and the theological virtues (Faith, Hope and Charity). Attached to his church, Toulmin also built a schoolroom to educate his tenants and workers. This hall space is a thriving community hub throughout the week.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Please see our website for events.

  • Church of England

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