Located in the centre of Batsford Village, is the beautiful church of St Mary’s, a Grade II* listed Anglo-Norman style building. There has been a church in Batsford village since the medieval times, the present building is the third to be built on the site, in 1861-2, through the generosity of the Mitford family.
Throughout the church are memorials to the Freeman and Mitford families who have been a big part of the history of the village. It is said that King George V used to take the train from London on a Sunday to attend the church service, then enjoy lunch at Batsford Park.
Now part of a benefice of five churches in and around the Vale of Moreton, St Mary’s holds two services a month on the 1st & 3rd Sundays at 9.30am. The service is the 1662 Communion with hymns. There are also special services at Christmas and Easter, including an evening Carol Service.