Wallington: St Mary's
Nestled away on a hilltop above the main village and surrounded by trees lies this welcoming hidden gem. It is well sized church for a small village with a light airy feel being well lit by large clear windows down the east side of the church. The nave is mostly 14th and 15th C with some wonderfully old and venerable pews near the six belled tower. The lady chapel is a nook full of old tombs and a wonderfully peaceful place to stand. This is the church in which the author George Orwell was first married whilst he lived in the village and there is an nteresting and well worth visiting display of his time in Wallington. The church was visited by the BBC’s Songs of Praise to look at an unopen suitcase from the Great War that had been kept by the family since its return after the death of the young solider from the village. From the church there are many walks that take in the spectacular views from this isolate crop of the Chiltern Hills and it is a frequent stopover place for weary walkers who can rest in its cool embracing interior.
The parish of Wallington 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 St.Albans’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.