Latimer Chruch

St. Mary Magdalene Church, Latimer Place

 

Join us for our church services every Sunday at 9:30 am, please check the what’s on calendar on the Home Page of any extra events.

 

  

 

OUR EMAIL:

team@mmlatimer.org.uk

 

OUR ADDRESS:

St. Mary Magdalene Church, Latimer, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1UG, England

TRANSPORT:

BY TRAIN: 30 minute walk from Chalfont & Latimer Station

 

Early Settlers

Latimer lies in the very beautiful valley of the river Chess, three and a half miles Southeast of Chesham. It is a village with a long and interesting history reaching back to Roman times when settlements stood by the banks of the river at Chesham, Sarratt and at Latimer itself. The earliest signs of occupation are the buried remains at what is now Latimer Park Farm, shown as Dell Farm on local maps, of a substantial Belgic timber building dating from about AD 80, although traces of some kind of an earlier flimsy structure have also been found by archaeologists. From the evidence it seems that the Belgic building was occupied for 40 years or so and then abandoned to be replaced in AD 160 by a small Roman style villa. These early inhabitants may have been either Romans or romanised Britons.

The Church

We know there has been a place of worship on the site of the church since the early 13th Century. The first church, which was actually a chapel-of-ease, was used by the Lords of the Manor of Latimer and was closely linked with the church at Chesham, the administration of which in the 13th Century was divided between Woburn Abbey and the Convent of St Mary’s Leicester.

For more information please visit our church where you will be able to buy a booklet sold in aid of the Church by DWC – price £2.00. 

Address:

Latimer, Chesham HP5 1UG

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