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St. Andrew and St. Mary Magdalene, Maidenhead, Berkshire


St. Andrew and St. Mary Magdalene is an ecclesiastical parish, formed July 30th, 1870, out of the parishes of Bray and Cookham. The church was originally a chantry, founded in 1270 by Margaret of France, second consort of Edward I. when the first building, of which a full account is given in Nichols' "Collectanea Topographica." vol, 6, was erected in the centre of High street; it was rebuilt on the same site in 1724, and in 1825-6 was taken down and the present building erected at the east end of High street: it is an edifice of brick, in mixed styles, consisting of Decorated chancel, nave, organ chamber, and an embattled western tower, 60 feet in height, containing a clock and 2 bells: the church was enlarged and improved in 1877-8, at a cost of £2,670, when the chancel was built, an organ chamber provided, the organ re-constructed, and in 1882 a pulpit of Caen stone and oak and a wrought iron lectern were erected and the clock renovated; in 1893-4 the church was repaired and redecorated throughout, at a cost of about £220: there are 630 sittings.

Church Records

The register St. Andrew and St. Mary Magdalene dates from the year 1862.

St. Andrew and St. Mary Magdalene

Denomination:Church of England