HISTORY of Great St Mary's Church
and the Friends of Great St Mary's
We invite you to look at our church.
As well as being a vibrant place of
worship, the church building has a long history and priceless
Great St Mary's was built from
flintstone and mortar on a site that is believed to go back to pre-Domesday
times (11th Century).
The churchyard contains a memorial to those who died in the two Great Wars. Amongst the gravestones can be found that of Joseph Vick, who was one of the few survivors of the valliant six-hundred who "rode into the valley of death" in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War in 1854.
The church has royal connections. Both Elizabeth I and Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII worshipped here.
Here is the view of the church
from the south side, showing the entrance porch.
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