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Aley Green, Methodist Church on Mancroft Road. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Link.
Ampthill, St. Andrew. Interior view. TL 037 383. Link. Grade I listed - link. Methodist Church on Dunstable Street, built as Wesleyan. Another old postcard view. TL 034 379. Link. All from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Arlesey, St. Peter. TL 192 376. Les Needham (2010). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Aspley Guise, St. Botolph. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection.
Aspley Heath, St. Michael, SP 928 354. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Judy advises that the Woburn Sands referred to on the postcard is the parish name. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed - link.
Astwick, St. Guthlac. TL 214 386. Les Needham (2010).

Barton-le-Clay, St. Nicholas, on Church Road. TL 085 304. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Battlesden, St. Peter and All Saints. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2008). An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Bedford.
Beeston, Methodist Church, on The Baulk. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2010). Link.
Biddenham, St. James. Interior view. TL 014 499. Both from Judy Flynn's postcard collection. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Biggleswade.
Billington, St. Michael and All Angels. An interior view from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. SP 940 225. Link.
Blunham, St. Edmund and St. James (or alternatively, St. Edmund or St. James). Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Bromham, St. Owen. Bill McKenzie.

Caddington, All Saints. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Caldecote, All Saints. Bill McKenzie.
Campton, All Saints. Bill McKenzie.
Cardington, St. Mary. TL 086 479. Les Needham (2010). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Howard Memorial Church (Methodist and U.R.C.). TL 091 480. Les Needham (2010).
Carlton, St. Mary the Virgin. Bill McKenzie. The pulpit of Carlton Baptist Meeting House, which dates from 1760. The village website has an external photo. SP 954 553. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade II listed.
Chalgrave, All Saints. Bill McKenzie.
Chellington, St. Nicholas - redundant since 1970, and now in use as a centre for young people. SP 960 563. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link.
Clapham, St. Thomas Becket. TL 033 524. Bill McKenzie. Another view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Clifton, All Saints. TL 166 393. Bill McKenzie. Strict Baptist Church (1853). TL 166 389. Les Needham (2010). Two additional views - 1, 2, two interiors - 1, 2, and the pulpit, all Gerard Charmley (2015), who advises that the congregation dates from 1844, the chapel from 1859, and added galleries in 1863. The large memorial tablet to the left of the pulpit is to Septimius Sears (1817-1877) who was the founding minister. Providence Baptist Church (1936). TL 159 389. Les Needham (2010).
Clophill, St. Mary. Bill McKenzie. Another view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Notice that the roofline has been raised since the church was built. An old postcard view of Clophill Old Church (TL 091 388), from Judy Flynn's Collection. Now a ruin, see the following link for its history.
Cockayne Hatley, St. John the Baptist. Bill McKenzie.
Colmworth, St. Denys (K). From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, both Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Cople, All Saints. TL 103 485. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade I listed.
Cotton End, Baptist Church (1836). TL 085 456. Les Needham (2010).
Cranfield, St. Peter & St. Paul. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, showing the spire, since removed (when?). From Reg Dosell's Collection. Another old postcard, this one from Judy Flynn's Collection. Judy has told me that Pevsner mentions the "recessed lead spire" in the edition of 1968. Link

Dunstable.
Dunton, St. Mary Magdalene. TL 238 442. Les Needham (2010).

East Hyde, Holy Trinity. Bill McKenzie.
Eaton Bray, St. Mary the Virgin. SP 969 207. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Judy Flynn. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Edworth, St. George, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. TL 222 408. Les Needham (2010). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link.
Eggington, St. Michael and All Angels. Bill McKenzie.
Elstow, St. Mary and St. Helena. TL 049 474. From an old postcard (franked 1908) in Steve Bulman's Collection. An old engraving, dated 1887, from Colin Waters' Collection. A modern view, Chris Emms (2011). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Eversholt, dedicated to St John the Baptist. Bill McKenzie.
Everton, St. Mary. This postcard (from Reg Dosell's Collection) was previously in the "Unknown" section; Garry Barr has kindly emailed to identify this church, which looks rather different to what it is on the postcard. Compare with this link, and this. He has also advised of this link which explains that the church tower was largely destroyed by lightning in 1974. It was decided to shorten the tower when re-building. Another old postcard view, this one from Judy Flynn's Collection. A modern view, Judy Flynn. TL 203 513. Grade I listed - link.
Eyeworth, All Saints. TL 250 457. Les Needham (2010). An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Note the appearance of the tower before it had the spire removed, and the tower reduced in size. Can you advise when this was done? Grade I listed - link.
Eynesbury, St. Mary the Virgin. TL 184 602. Janice Tostevin. Link.

Farndish, St. Michael, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. SP 928 638. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link.
Felmersham, St. Mary. Bill McKenzie.
Flitton, St. John the Baptist. Bill McKenzie.
Flitwick, St. Peter & St. Paul. Bill McKenzie.

Girtford, the Saint Neots Road Methodist Church, originally Primitive Methodist (1910). Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2010). Link.
Goldington, St. Mary the Virgin, on Church Lane. Interior view. TL 076 510. Both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link, which shows the modern extension.
Gravenhurst, St. Mary the Virgin. Bill McKenzie.
Great Barford, All Saints (C). Bill McKenzie. A difficult church to photograph, advises Chris, be-set with conifers and on a small site. Another view, an interior, taken through a window, and a monument in the churchyard, all Chris Stafford (2013). Grade II* listed.
Greenfield, former Methodist Church (1964), now in residential use. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2011). Link (which also has a photo of the 1840 Wesleyan Chapel, destroyed by fire in 1962).

Harlington, St. Mary The Virgin. Bill McKenzie. Another view. Previously in the "Unknown" section - Ian Mead has a number of glass negatives, from around 1900, taken by a great-Uncle who lived in the Luton area. This one was identified by Janet Gimber. Link. Methodist Church. Martin Wallis. Link.
Harrold, St. Peter. SP 953 566. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade I listed.
Harrowden, the former Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan (1904). Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2011). Link.
Haynes, St. Mary. Interior view. TL 081 411. Both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Heath and Reach, St. Leonard. Link1. Link2. Grade II listed - link. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel. Link. Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Link. All Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2008).
Henlow, St. Mary. The tower. Both Bill McKenzie. Another view. TL 178 387. Thomas Curtis. Link1. Link2. Henlow Methodist Church. TL 177 382. Les Needham (2010).
Higham Gobion, St. Margaret. Bill McKenzie.
Hockcliffe, dedicated to St. Nicholas. SP 966 269. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade II* listed.
Houghton Conquest, All Saints. TL 043 414. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade I listed.
Houghton Regis, All Saints. TL 018 239. Interior view. Both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Hulcote, St. Nicholas. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2011). Link.
Husborne Crawley, St. James. Bill McKenzie.

Kempston, Church of the Transfiguration (1938-40). Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). All Saints. TL 015 479. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Link1. Link2Another view, and interior view, both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. St. John at Up End closed in 1940, and was demolished in 1965. It was succeeded by the Church of the Transfiguration. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Methodist Church on Bedford Road, Kempston East, built as Wesleyan in 1904. TL 032 478. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link.
Keysoe, St. Mary the Virgin. TL 073 624. From Reg Dosell's postcard collection. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link.

Langford, St. Andrew. TL 186 415. Bill McKenzie. Another view. Les Needham (2010). Langford Methodist Church. TL 186 407. Les Needham (2010).
Leighton Buzzard.
Lidlington, St. Margaret, on Church Street and The Lane. SP 991 389. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Linslade, St. Mary. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2009). Link. St. Barnabas, Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2008). Link. Bethel Free Grace Baptist Chapel (1843). Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2008). Link.
Little Barford, St. Denys. Redundant, and now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. TL 177 569. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2010). An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed - link.
Little Staughton, All Saints. Jim Rushton. Link.
Lower Gravenhurst, St. Mary the Virgin, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Luton.

Marston Mortaine, St. Mary. Bill McKenzie.
Meppershall, St. Mary the Virgin. TL 134 359. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Milton Bryan, St. Peter. SP 971 308. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Milton Ernest, All Saints. Bill McKenzie.
Mogerhanger, St. John the Evangelist (1860, K). TL 142 493. Bill McKenzie. Another view, and an interior view (which is captioned "Muggerhanger"), both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, both Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Methodist Church. TL 140 491. Les Needham (2010).

Northill, St. Mary the Virgin. TL 148 465. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade II listed.

Oakley, St. Mary. TL 010 529. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection.
Odell, All Saints. SP 966 580. Bill McKenzie. Another view, and an interior view, both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Old Warden, St. Leonard. Another view. TL 136 443. Both Bill McKenzie. Three postcard views - an exterior, and two interiors - 1, 2, all from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link1. Link2.

Pavenham, St. Peter. Interior view. SP 991 559. Both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Pepperstock, former Baptist Church, now in residential use. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Link.
Pertenhall, St. Peter. TL 084 654. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade I listed.
Potsgrove, St. Mary the Virgin (redundant), now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade II* listed.
Potton, St. Mary the Virgin. TL 228 494. Bill McKenzie. Another view, and an interior view, both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Pulloxhill, St. James the Apostle. TL 061 337. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade II* listed.

Ridgmont, All Saints. SP 975 360. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2011). Another view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Riseley, All Saints. Another view, and an interior. TL 039 630. All from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Roxton, St. Mary Magdalene. TL 153 545. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2010). Two additional views - 1, 2, both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade II* listed. Congregational Church (1808). Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2010). Link. Grade II* listed - link.

Salford, St. Mary. Bill McKenzie.
Sandy, St. Swithun. TL 173 490. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade II* listed.
Segenhoe, the ruins of Old Church, All Saints. Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Sharnbrook, St. Peter. Interior view. SP 993 595. Both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Shefford, St. Michael and All Angels. Bill McKenzie. Link. Grade II listed. St. Francis of Assisi (R.C.), interior view. TL 142 390. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan in 1912. TL 140 389. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link.
Shelton, St. Mary the Virgin. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2011). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Shillington, dedicated to All Saints. TL 123 339. Bill McKenzie. Another view, and an interior view, both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade I listed.
Silsoe, St. James. TL 082 355. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade II listed.
Southill, All Saints. TL 146 422. Strict Baptist Chapel. Congregation founded 1693, building dates from 1805. TL 155 421. Both Les Needham (2010).
Stagsden, St. Leonard. Interior view. SP 982 490. Both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Stanbridge, dedicated to St. John the Baptist. SP 965 242. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Stevington, St. Mary. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2008). Link. Grade I listed - link. Baptist Church. The congregation dates from 1655. The present building dates from 1720. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2009). Link. The former Methodist CHurch. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2008). Link.
Stewartby, United Church. Bill McKenzie.
Stopsley, Luton - see Luton.
Stotfold.
Streatley, St. Margaret. Bill McKenzie.
Studham, Methodist Church. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Link.
Sundon, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. Both Bill McKenzie.
Sutton, All Saints. TL 219 476. Les Needham (2010).
Swineshead, St. Nicholas. Link1. Link2. Grade I listed - link1. Former Methodist Church (Wesleyan, 1864). Link. Both Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2008).

Tempsford, St. Peter. TL 161 530. Judy Flynn (2012). An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Two additional views - 1, 2, and two interiors (taken through windows) - 1, 2, all Chris Stafford (2013). Grade II* listed.
Thurleigh, St. Peter. TL 051 584. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Tilsworth, dedicated to All Saints. Bill McKenzie.
Tingrith, St. Nicholas. TL 007 324. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade I listed.
Toddington, St. George of England. TL 010 289. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Judy Flynn. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Totternhoe, dedicated to St. Giles. Bill McKenzie.
Turvey, All Saints. SP 940 525. Bill McKenzie. Another view, and an interior view, both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.

Upper Caldecote, All Saints. TL 167 459. Methodist Church. TL 169 459. Both Les Needham (2010).
Upper Dean, All Hallows (or All Saints, according to source consulted). Interior view. TL 046 676. Both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed. U.R.C., built as Congregational in 1863. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2011). Link. Grade II listed.
Upper Gravenhurst, St. Giles. Bill McKenzie.
Upper Stondon, All Saints. Another view. Both Bill McKenzie.

Westoning, St. Mary Magdalene. TL 028 327. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade II* listed.
Whipsnade, St. Mary Magdalene. Bill McKenzie.
Wilden, St. Nicholas. TL 094 552. From an old postcard (posted in 1910) in Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade I listed.
Wilstead, All Saints. Stuart Hamilton.
Willington, St. Lawrence. TL 106 499. Methodist Church. TL 113 501. Both Les Needham (2010).
Woburn, dedicated to St. Mary The Virgin. SP 950 332. Bill McKenzie. Another view, and an interior view, both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. The Old Church of St. Mary has been in use as a Heritage Centre since 1984. Judy Flynn. Grade II* listed.
Wootton, St. Mary the Virgin. Link1. Link2. Grade I listed - link. New Life Methodist Church. Link1. Link2. Baptist Church (1836). Link. All Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007).
Wrestlingworth, St. Peter. TL 259 473. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Wymington, St. Lawrence. SP 955 645. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Grade I listed.

Yelden, St. Mary. Another view. Both Jim Rushton.

 

 
 

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