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St Mary

13th century Anglican church mainly in the decorated style.

Yelden, Bedfordshire

Opening times

Daylight hours.


Church Lane
MK44 1AU

The church consists of a nave and chancel with a south aisle added later. It has a tower and broach spire housing four bells, now rung electronically. Much restoration work has been undertaken during the last two decades including conservation of ancient wall paintings. The pulpit was also restored and in 1659 led to the removal of the incumbent, William Dell who allowed the non conformist, John Bunyan to preach the previous Christmas.

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Annual Strawberry Fayre, always held on the last Sunday of June.

  • Café Sunday is held in the village hall on the 3rd Sunday of every month and is our Fresh Expressions initiative.

  • Church of England

  • Foundation Grant, £5,000, 2019

  • Our Foundation Grants fund urgent maintenance work and small repairs to help keep churches open.

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Other nearby churches

St Mary the Virgin

Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire

The church owes its grandeur to the fact that the town was, and still is, part of the Duchy of Lancaster.

St Mary Magdalene

Melchbourne, Bedfordshire

A rare example of a rural church with Georgian interior and some outstanding box pews.