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.
More information can be found on St David’s Moreton in Marsh (stdavids.online)