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St. Mary’s History
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The first church to be built on this site in the early 19th Century was designated
A “Chapel of Ease”within the ancient parish of  Bramham. In 1851 it was
Considerably enlarged and in the following year became a Parish Church
Instead of a “Chapelry”. Work commenced on the present Church in 1872
And was finally completed in 1884.
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Something’s missing!
In our photo gallery we present a selection from our large collection of
photographs of St. Mary’s. If you have any photographs or digital images
You would like to share with us please contact the webmasters. Any
Images used on the site or in the magazine will be acknowledged.
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photo:  Paul Heaton
Churchyard Conservation
For a number of years the churchyard has been managed using the
principles of the “Living Churchyard” project, under the auspices
of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the York Diocese.
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If you would like to know more about the work of the Yorkshire Wildlife
trust   click this link. (You will open a new window)   
photo:  Terry Gaussen
St. Mary’s Stained Glass Windows

St. Mary’s has some good Victorian stained glass, most notably the East Window, whose nine panels depict the life of  Christ starting with The Annunciation (bottom left) and concluding with the Descent from the Cross (top right). The window is dedicated to the memory of Lamplugh W Wickham of Chestnut Grove who was a great benefactor to our church.

The Annunciation