Our fine 14th Century Church and famous spire
are the first thing you will see approaching Olney
from the South (Newport Pagnell). We are an
Anglican Parish in the deanery of Newport and
provide a varied pattern of worship for our
congregation and visitors.
We host the world famous Olney Pancake Race,
run every Shrove Tuesday, and followed by the
John Newton, who wrote 'Amazing Grace' while at
Olney is buried in our churchyard.
Other historical figures associated with our
church are the organist and composer Henry
Gauntlett and the biblical commentator Thomas
Our Bells have recently been refurbished and
added to, making one of the finest peals of ten bells
in the country.