St Mary

The church of St Mary the Virgin is located in the heart of the large village of Wargrave on Thames, and is beautifully situated beside Mill Green.

Wargrave, Berkshire

Opening times

The church is open everyday.


Station Road
RG10 8EU

Wargrave church is of Norman origin, although little from this time remains. A notable exception is the north doorway. John Buckingham, a 14th century Bishop of Lincoln, was consecrated there in 1363. The fine west  tower of brick dates from 1635.

The church was largely rebuilt in 1914 after it was burnt down by suffragettes. It is the oldest (parts dating back to the 12th century) and biggest of the three churches in the parish. There is an interesting mausoleum by Lutyens in the churchyard for the Hannen family and the famous Victorian surgeon, Sir Morell Mackenzie, is buried near the lychgate.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

Emmanuel Church

Woodley, Berkshire

Emmanuel Church was originally built in 1960 as a church hall of St John Woodley.