Long Crendon

St.Mary’s is one of three parishes in what we term a  Benefice because they all come under one Vicar.  The benefice is in the Diocese of Oxford, under the area Bishop of Buckingham and in the Deanery of Aylesbury.  The two other churches are also both real gems in terms of their location and their exquisite interiors.  They have enthusiastic congregations and both offer more variety in terms of worship and social events.  Please come to visit them!

Fifth Sunday services are united, and take place in each church in turn.   Please see This Month page for current month.


1st Sunday – 10am Family Communion A modern service from Common Worship with hymns. During the service, children go out to Junior Church and then rejoin their parents for the communion.
2nd Sunday – 10am Morning Celebration A lay lead, modern and informal service suitable for all ages.
2nd Sunday – 6pm – Sung Evensong Traditional evening service from the BCP with sung responses, psalms, Nunc dimittis and Magnificat. Music from the Parish Psalter.
3rd Sunday – 9am Holy Communion – Book of Common Prayer
4th Sunday – 10am Family Service A traditional family friendly service.
5th Sunday – 10am Benefice Communion When there is a 5th Sunday in a month, the benefice join together for a service at either Nether Winchendon, Long Crendon or Chearsley.

Nether Winchendon

Like Chearsley, Nether Winchendon Church takes as its Patron Saint St. Nicholas. It is a beautiful medieval building set in the midst of this peaceful hamlet. (Listed in ‘England’s Thousand Best Churches’).

The main services focus on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.  However, there is also an informal monthly Family Service. For further information, please contact The Vicar (01844 201424)  the Churchwarden, April Hall 01844 290204.