Ashendon St Mary

St Mary's Church in Ashendon is a member of the Bernwode Benefice.

Ashendon is a village of some 100 households set along a ridge 9 miles west of Aylesbury and 7 miles north of Thame. It is a sociable and friendly village, with a pub, a very active social club, a village hall, a well-maintained sports field with children's play area and a Multi-Use Games Area. There are organised social activities for all ages throughout the year and huge feeling of mutual self-help.

St Mary's Church stands on high ground on the southwest side of the village. It is Grade 1 listed having been built in the 12th century.  The Church still remains at the spiritual centre of village, engendering considerable support from all concerned irrespective of creed or belief in keeping the building alive. 

As we exit COVID restrictions we are holding two services a month.  Details can be found on our website: 

The parish of Ashendon is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Oxford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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01296 655 137

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Livestream service of Holy Communion

Monthly. Every Third Sunday at for 1 hour
Ashendon St Mary
Main Street Ashendon Aylesbury, HP18 0HE, United Kingdom

Every third Sunday, we will broadcast live our service of Holy Communion on Facebook ( Join us on line, if you are unable to join us in person.

Details of how St Mary's Church can support you react to the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.