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St Mary's church

Nobody can be quite sure who the first people were to worship at the site that is now the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Burton Latimer. There was certainly a church there shortly after the Norman Conquest (11th Century BCE), and substantial parts of the Norman church remain to this day.

Subsequent generations added to a fine medieval church that is the most significant building in Burton. The 14th Century wall paintings of the martyrdom of St Catherine are particularly noteworthy, as are the later paintings of the Old Testament Patriarchs that date from Elizabethan or Jacobean times.

The church is open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons during the summer. It was built, however, as a place of worship and is best viewed in this context - our main Sunday service is at 10am.

Church St, Burton Latimer
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» Burton Latimer Heritage Society
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