St Mary The Virgin's Church, Thurnham Church

Image Source: Sir Michael Buckley


A charming, if somewhat plain, church set just off the Pilgrims' Way. In the north wall of the nave is a blocked Norman window, while the north chapel may be entered under an arch of possibly twelfth-century origin. For much of its history this chapel was the private pew of the Sheldon family. The nave runs straight into the chancel which is distinguished by a graceful east window of four lights capped with three circles of tracery. Below the window there is much panelling given in the early part of the twentieth-century and a small single sedile, piscina and aumbry of thirteenth-century date.



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: 150

Morning Attendance: 10

Afternoon Attendance: 30

Evening Attendance: No service


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval


Second Restoration:









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