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St Mary's

Covid Precautions

We are very aware of the concerns surrounding the Omicron variant and have taken additional steps to keep everyone safe.  Congregations are asked to wear face coverings at all times.  If refreshments are served there will always be a gap so that anyone who wishes to worship only and not socialise can leave. 

St Mary's

Puttenham is a tiny village with an ancient church.  St Mary's is the church for those who want a beautiful village setting with the timeless beauty of the Book of Common Prayer.  


There is an excellent hall next door to the church which makes St Mary’s ideal for weddings.  

St Mary's is also ideal for retreats.

Puttenham is also renowned for its hospitality, whether that is the glorious afternoon tea served at Choral Evensong, the infamous trifles at the Harvest supper, or the lethal Puttenham punch at the Lessons and Carols.  



The worship is at 3.30pm. At present it is once a month as we re-build our congregation following Covid Restrictions.

The fourth Sunday it is Evening Prayer BCP.

Finding us

Off the beaten track it is easy to miss St Mary's.  We are found at the end of a short lane.

Our address is:

St Mary's Church

Church Lane,

Puttenham, Herts HP23 4PR


Underfloor heating

No steps, all on one level

Excellent hall

Good Parking


Puttenham Church is a magnificent medieval building

Early C14 nave and aisles (proportions 1:2 suggest fabric of narrow nave may be older); early C15 W tower, nave clearstorey and elaborate nave roof; chancel largely rebuilt 1851 for Rev Thomas Holme retaining older features; S porch rebuilt 1869 and again in general restoration 1888-9 by Carpenter & Ingelow for Rev Robert Merrick when the chancel floor raised and relaid, roofs repaired and tower parapets and

turret-top rebuilt.


The Grade I listed church is built on clay and is in the Aylesbury Vale. Consequently this has meant drainage has been poor and the church has suffered with damp problems. A few years ago, swales, or drainage channels, were cut in the churchyard round the church perimeter to improve drainage This was achieved and in 2017 major restoration works were completed with the new nave floor raised to that of the chancel and new heating and lighting systems installed.


Puttenham is one of the 51 Thankful Villages in England and Wales that suffered no fatalities during the Great War of 1914 to 1918.