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Church of St. Mary the Virgin 

Church of St. Mary the Virgin

The original building on the site of St Mary the Virgin was built in the Norman times and is recorded as early as 1189. Very little remains of the original building as it has been extended, built up and generally tinkered with through the centuries.

Visiting the Church

The Church is open daily for Visitors

When you are able to visit, If you are bringing a group to visit, please check with the churchwarden before your visit to ensure that there are not any christenings, weddings or funerals booked on the day  you intend to visit.

We can also give you advice on the best place to park and on disabled access to the building.
Tel: 0752 607389 or by e mail to

Grand Union Benefice Services

St. Mary the Virgin at Grafton Regis is one of five churches in the Grand Union benefice. The benefice consists of the parishes of: Blisworth, Milton Malsor, Stoke Bruerne and Shutlanger, Alderton and Grafton Regis. The services for each church are published in Grass, the church magazine and available on their website. Grass is the original church newsletter for the parishes of Grafton Regis, Alderton and Stoke Bruerne with Shutlanger, hence the name.  The Vicar of the Parish is the Reverend Canon Richard Stainer.

The Services in St. Mary the Virgin Church in Grafton RegisOur main service is normally held on the third Sunday of the month at

Christenings, Marriages & Funerals

For information regarding Christenings, Marriages or Funerals please contact the Vicar of the Parish, Reverend Canon Richard Stainer on 01604 857619.

Can you help keep our historic Church open?

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Grafton Regis is steeped in history and contains some nationally important artifacts. However due to the small size of the village the current Church income alone is insufficient to keep it open and to restore / maintain the important artifacts including the medieval tomb of Elizabeth’s grandfather, Sir John Woodville. If you can support us with a donation it would be much appreciated - you can use one of the methods below:

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Find out more about the long history of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin and its treasures


Welcome to the new Vicar of the Grand Union Benefice!

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Read about the award of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant


John woodville Tomb

& Tower APPEAL

Read all about the appeal for the Tower and Tomb 

Church Bells & Bell Tower

Read more about the Church Bells and Bell Tower

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