St Mary the Virgin


  • Church Row
  • Wantage
  • Childrey
  • OX12 9PQ

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  • Main Description

    Grade I listed
    The present cruciform church dates from the 12th Century. However, there is evidence of an earlier Saxon minster on the site. It contains a unique 12th century lead font, medieval glass depicting the life of Mary, medieval and Victorian tiles, some fine 15th Century brasses, and the effigy of a 14th Century knight believed to be Geoffrey Frethorne a member of the Frethorne family who had very strong links with the church at that time. The one-handed clock, on the tower dates from 1763.

Church Grants

roof repairs

2017/2018 | £10000

overhaul of the church's organ

2019/2020 | £5000