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St Mary the Virgin

This Victorian church was designed by Alfred Waterhouse (who designed the Natural History Museum) and is an architectural gem, reflecting the Arts & Crafts movement and the Oxford movement, set in a pastoral scene.

Twyford, Hampshire

Opening times

Open 9am to 6pm, (4pm in winter) everyday.
Worship 10am to 12noon Sunday.


Church Lane
SO21 1NT

The church is built on the site of a Saxon church, replaced in 1876, with a large church (seats 250 people) set in its churchyard overlooking the Itchen River, on the edge of the village. It has beautiful stained glass, with memorials, windows and stone arches taken from the earlier church, and has been updated to provide toilets and a refreshment area.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

  • Partnership Grant, £2,500, 2013

  • Our Partnership Grants funded a range of repair projects, recommended by County Church Trusts, to help keep churches open.

Contact information

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