St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church has been the village centre of worship since the 11th century when the original stone tower was built.  There was an earlier wooden watch-tower in the 9th century on the site.  Additions have, of course, been added over the centuries.

The Parish is part of the Chellington Team Ministry, a team of eight rural churches (seven Anglican churches and one United Reformed Chapel) in the west of the Sharnbrook deanery in the Diocese of St. Albans.

The other seven churches in the team ministry are: St Mary’s, Carlton; St Peter’s, Harrold; Harrold United Reformed Church; All Saints, Odell; St Mary the Virgin, Podington; All Saints, Turvey; and St Lawrence, Wymington.

Our team clergy are the Revd Jacqueline Curtis and the Revd Peter Turnbull. They can be contacted at 3, The Moor, Carlton, where visitors are always welcome. You can also get in touch via email to [email protected] or on 01234 720262 or our home number 01234 720961.

Services and Open Church

There are services almost every Sunday with a 9:30 Eucharist, though the first Sunday of the month we alternately go to St. Peter’s, Harrold, or they come here. Fourth Sunday of the month is usually a said Evening Service at 5pm. Fifth Sundays there is a ‘Benefice Service’ at one of the parishes in the Benefice. St. Mary’s is open for Private Prayer or contemplation, or just a quiet place to sit and think, from 10am – 4pm every day. Thanks to the team of volunteers who make this possible.


During these difficult times, the Church is missing much of its source of income from regular Sunday services, and special services such as Weddings. If you would like to donate something, however small, online, please click this link which will take you to a secure donation site.

Retrospective Faculty

Please follow this link to the Diocese document