St Michael

There has been a church in Eggington ( originally spelt Egginton) since the Middle Ages, we know this from historical data. In fact it is feasible that the church could have been built by Eleanor, wife of Henry 111 in the 13th century. In those early days Eggington was in the diocese of Lincoln. It was transferred to Ely in 1837 and to St Albans in 1914. The monastic house at Grove, five miles away in the Parish of Wing, was sponsored by Queen Eleanor from which these building activities were encouraged.

It became a parish church in the 19th century when the building was enlarged and the 13 th century chancel again restored and the vestry added. The church was badly damaged by fire in April 1876 and then restored. It was once a chapel of ease to Leighton Buzzard and was granted a licence to bury dead in 1835.

The chancel windows are Victorian, consisting of tall trefoiled lancets. The only old features in the chancel are the image brackets either side of the east window and a square locker in the south wall.

The chancel arch is in two chamfered orders with a label, springing from responds with 14th century capitols and modern bases. 

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Rev'd Noel McGeeney

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2 Reach Lane
Heath & Reach
Leighton Buzzard

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Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
St Michael
Situated in the centre of the village. Eggington Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9PQ, United Kingdom

Café Church
A family service for all those who have had children baptised in the past three years at Eggington Parish Hall. For more details, please contact Roger Spalding at: [email protected]

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Our parish of Heath & Reach with Egginton is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of St.Albans’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO [add their details here or use the button to link to a page that shows the info] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor [add their details here or use the button below to link to your own page that shows the info or the diocesan safeguarding page]. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services."

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