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Addington, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view, the chancel and the font. All David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Adstock, St. Cecilia. David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Akeley, the site of the demolished St. James the Apostle. David Regan (2017). Photos of the church are available here and here (the latter slow to load, but has a good history of the church).
Amersham & Amersham Old Town
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Ashley Green, St. John the Evangelist. From a postcard, Bulman Collection. The same church in a recent photograph. Bill McKenzie.
Aston Abbotts, St. James. Bill McKenzie.
Aston Clinton, St. Michael and All Angels. SP 879 119. Link. Baptist Church, dating from 1897. SP 880 124. The disused (and recently sold) church at Buckland Wharf. Believed to have been Gospel Hall of Christian Brethren. SP 896 115. All Les Needham. Les has advised (2009) that the Gospel Hall is now demolished, and a private residence is being built on the site.
Astwood, St. Peter. Bill McKenzie. Now closed - see disposal notice.
Aylesbury, Church of the Good Shepherd (Anglican) on Church Square. SP 816 123. Clai Philpott. Link.

Ballinger, St. Mary Mission Hall (1873). SP 910 032. Les Needham.
Beachampton, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed.
Beaconsfield.
Bellingdon, St. John. Les Needham. Link.
Bledlow, Holy Trinity. SP 778 022. From an old postcard (franked 1908), Geoff Watts Collection. A modern view. Les Needham. Interior view, Stuart Mackrell. Link1. Link2. Bledlow Methodist Church (at Pitch Green; originally Wesleyan, 1869). Les Needham.
Bletchley, St. Martin. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link. St. Mary.
John Balaam (2009). Link.
Brill, dedicated to All Saints. The tower. Both Steve Bulman. SP 656 138.
Buckingham, St. Peter and St. Paul. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Buckland, All Saints. SP 888 124. Les Needham.
Buckland Common, former Baptist Chapel (originally Particular Baptist), now a private residence called Chapel House. SP 922 072. Les Needham.

Calverton, All Saints. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link, with history and photos.
Castlethorpe
, St. Simon and St. Jude. SP 799 445. Link. Former Methodist Chapel (now a play group). SJ 799 444. Both Les Needham.
Chalfont St. Giles, St. Giles. SU 990 935. Chalmers Cursley.
Chalfont St. Peter, Latimer Minster at Stampwell Farm. This is certainly the only tent on this website, but it is a church licensed by the Church of England. Photo taken on behalf of Carole Sage. Link.
Chartridge, Mission Church. SP 932 037. Les Needham.
Cheddington, St. Giles. SP 922 180. Link. Methodist Church (built as Wesleyan, 1902). SP 921 173. Link. Both Les Needham.
Chenies, St. Michael, is the resting place of the Dukes of Bedford. TQ 015 984. Link. Chenies Baptist Church. TQ 021 981. Both Chalmers Cursley. Another view of St. Michael. Alan Wilson.
Chesham.
Chesham Bois, St. Leonard. Another view. SP 969 998. Both Les Needham. Link.
Chetwode, St. Mary and St. Nicholas (aka Chetwode Priory). Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. The church retains two sets of box pews for families - these are sufficiently tall to hide the occupiers from the congregation and vicar!. All David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Chicheley, St. Lawrence. Another view. Both David Regan (2018). Link (has interior photos). Grade I listed.
Cholesbury, St. Lawrence. SP 929 072. Les Needham. Link.
Clifton Reynes, St. Mary the Virgin. Two interior views - 1, 2, a squint, a tomb of a knight and his wife, floor brasses, two views of the font - 1, 2. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Cold Brayfield, St. Mary. David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed.
Cublington, St. Nicholas. Bill McKenzie.

Dagnell, All Saints. Bill McKenzie.
Denham, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection.
Dinton, St. Peter and St. Paul. SP 766 110. Clai Philpott. Link.
Drayton Beauchamp, St. Mary the Virgin. Bill McKenzie. Another view. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Drayton Parslow, Holy Trinity. Bill McKenzie. Since Bill took his photo, the tall shrubs have been removed - another view, David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.

Ebury, St. Helen. Bill McKenzie.
Ellesborough, St. Peter and St. Paul. SP 836 067. Bill McKenzie. An attractive night-time shot Clai Philpott.
Emberton, All Saints. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. The angel war memorial is unusual. Why was the village clock tower built to resemble a church tower? All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.

Fenny Stratford, the former Salvation Army hall, now in use as a youth centre. Rob Kinnon-Brettle.
Fingest, St. Bartholomew. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Derek Collier.
Frieth, St. John the Baptist. Derek Collier.

Gawcott, dedicated to the Holy Trinity. SP 681 319. Steve Bulman. Two additional views - 1, 2, two interior views - 1, 2, and the font, all David Regan (2018), who advises that Sir George Gilbert Scott was baptised here. Grade II* listed.
Gayhurst, St. Peter. One of Simon Jenkin's "Thousand Best Churches", David was disappointed that it was locked, and the signage on the approach was designed to discourage visits. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Gerrards Cross, St. James. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Link.
Great Brickhill, St. Mary the Virgin. Bill McKenzie.
Great Horwood, St. James. Interior view, the chancel, and the font. All David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Great Kimble, St. Nicholas. Bill McKenzie.
Great Missenden.

Haddenham, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. SP 741 079. Link. Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd. SP 739 084. Link. Methodist Chapel (originally Wesleyan, 1822). SP 739 085. Baptist Church. SP 740 086. Link. All Les Needham.
Halton, St. George, on the RAF base. Bill McKenzie. St. Michael & All Angels. SP 874 101. Les Needham. Link.
Hambleden, St. Mary the Virgin. Derek Collier. Two further views - 1, 2, both Bill McKenzie. Link.
Hanslope, St. James the Great. SP 804 467. Link. Wesleyan Chapel, dating from 1828. SP 803 469. Gold Street Gospel Hall. SP 804 467. Link. All Les Needham.
Hardmead, St. Mary. Another view. Both David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Hardwick, St. Mary the Virgin. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Hawridge, St. Mary. SP 950 059. Les Needham.
Hedsor, St. Nicholas. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Another view, Marion Hall. Link. Grade II listed - link.
High Wycombe, All Saints on Castle Street. Interior view. Both John Balaam (2018). Link. Oakridge Baptist Church on Jubilee Road. SU 854 934.
Mehmood Naqshbandi (2009). Link. Trinity U.R.C. on London Road. Marion Hall. Link.
Hillesden, All Saints, aka The Cathedral in the Fields.
Marion Hall. Two additional views - 1, 2, two of the interior - 1, 2, the altar, a memorial, and the font, all David Regan (2018). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade I listed.
Horsenden, St. Michael & All Angels. Another view. SP 793 029. Both Les Needham. Link.
Hughenden, St. Michael & All Angels. SU 864 955. Derek Collier. Two interior views, both Dave Westrap - 1, 2. The Disraeli monument, pulpit and font, all Janet Gimber (2014). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade II* listed.
Hulcott, All Saints. Bill McKenzie.

Ickford, dedicated to St. Nicholas. Another view, showing the tower. SP 645 074. Both Steve Bulman.
Ilmer, St. Peter. SP 769 055. Stuart Mackrell.
Ivinghoe, St. Mary the Virgin. Corrall McCormack. Ivinghoe and Pitstone Wesleyan Reform Chapel (1865). SP 943 161. Les Needham. Ian Travis has advised (2010) that this chapel is now closed.

Kimble, Free Church (Baptist Union). SP 823 069. Les Needham.
Kingsey, St. Nicholas. Another view. SP 743 068. Both Les Needham. Link.

Lane End, Holy Trinity. From an old postcard, Brett Jeffery's Collection.
Lathbury, All Saints (C). David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Latimer, St. Mary Magdalene. TL 001 989. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, Les Needham.
Lavendon, St. Michael. Link. Grade I listed. The Lavendon Union Chapel (1894). Its predecessor stands to the right. Link. Both David Regan (2017).
Leckhampstead, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Lee Common, Methodist Chapel (1839). SP 908 041. Les Needham.
Lee Gate, Emanuel Hall (1883). SP 898  053. Les thinks it may be in use today as the village hall. Les Needham.
Ley Hill, Methodist Chapel, built as Primitive Methodist in 1887. SP 989 020. Les Needham.
Lillingstone Dayrell, St. Nicholas of Bari. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, a selection of tombs and brasses - 1, 2, 3, 4, and the font. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Lillingstone Lovell, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The interior, font, and photos two of the brasses - 1, 2. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Little Chalfont, St. George. SU 985 978. Link. St. Aidan (R.C.). SU  986 976. Link. Both Chalmers Cursley.
Little Hampden, Church (no dedication). Marion Hall. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Little Horwood, St. Nicholas. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, the altar, wall paintings, and the font. All David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Little Kimble, All Saints. Bill McKenzie.
Little Missenden, St. John the Baptist. SU 920 989. Chalmers Cursley. Link.
Long Crendon, St. Mary the Virgin. Caroline Webb. Link. Our Lady of Light (R.C.). Interior view. Both Marion Hall.
Ludgershall, dedicated to St. Mary. The tower. Both Steve Bulman. SP 660 172.

Maids Moreton, St. Edmund. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Marlow
, All Saints. Interior view, and the East Window. Link. St. Peter (R.C.). Link. All John Balaam (2012).
Marsh Gibbon, dedicated to St. Mary. Steve Bulman. SP 648 232.
Marsworth, All Saints. SP 920 146. Les Needham.
Mentmore, St. Mary the Virgin. Bill McKenzie.
Milton Keynes.
Monks Risborough, St. Dunstan. SP 813 044. Les Needham. Link.
Moulsoe, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (C). Another view. Both David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Mursley, St. Mary the Virgin. Bill McKenzie. Another view, two general views of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font, all David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.

Nash, All Saints (1857-8). David Regan (2017). Grade II listed.
New Bradwell
, St. James. SP 828 415. Methodist Church, dating from 1806. SP 832 415. Holding Forth Christian Centre, 1936. SP 831 413. All Les Needham.
Newport Pagnell, St. Peter and St. Paul. David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Newton Blossomville, St. Nicholas. Two interior views - 1, 2, the altar, and the font. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
North Crawley, St. Firmin. Bill McKenzie.

Oakley, dedicated to St. Mary. SP 642 080. Steve Bulman.
Olney, St. Peter and St. Paul. John Newton was curate here for some years. He's probably best known as the writer of the hymn "Amazing Grace". Bill McKenzie. An old engraving of the church as it appeared in the early 19th century, courtesy of the Colin Waters Collection. An old postcard view, from Steve Bulman's Collection. Another view, the interior and chancel, and the two fonts - 1, 2, all David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed. Sutcliff Baptist Church. Bill McKenzie.

Padbury, St. Mary the Virgin. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. Another font stands in a corner. Some very fragmentary wall paintings survive. All David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Pitstone
, St. Mary. Not in regular use. SP 982 149. Les Needham.
Princes Risborough.
Preston Bissett, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. Both David Regan (2018). Grade II* listed.
Prestwood, Holy Trinity. Derek Collier. Link.

Radclive, St, John the Evangelist. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Ravenstone, All Saints.
David Regan (2017). Link1. Link2 has some interior photos. Grade I listed.

St. Leonards, St. Leonard. SP 910 071. Les Needham.
Saunderton, St. Mary and St. Nicholas. SP 795 019. Les Needham. Link.
Shabbington, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. SP 667 068. Steve Bulman.
Shalstone, St. Edward the Confessor. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Sherington, St. Laud. Bill McKenzie. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font, all David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Slapton, Holy Cross. Corrall McCormack.
Steeple Claydon, dedicated to St. Michael. SP 705 268. Steve Bulman.
Stewkley, St. Michael & All Angels. In this old postcard the dedication is given as just St. Michael. Betjeman has the former. Both Jane Marriott. SP 852 261. Stewkley Methodist Church. Sandy Calder advises that this was built by the Primitive Methodists in 1903. SP 854 255. Les Needham.
Stoke Goldington, St. Peter. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Stoke Hammond, St. Luke. Bill McKenzie.
Stoke Mandeville, St. Mary the Virgin. SP 834 104. LinkMethodist Church. SP 836 106. Link. Both Les Needham.
Stoke Poges, St. Giles. This old postcard shows the spire which was removed in 1924. Another old postcard, post-dating the removal. Both postcards from Steve Bulman's Collection. Link.
Stokenchurch, St. Peter & St. Paul. SU 760 964. June Norris. Three further views - 1, 2, 3 - all Mehmood Naqshbandi. Link. Methodist Church. Sandy Calder advises that this was built by the Primitive Methodists in 1898. June Norris.
Stony Stratford.
Stowe. Dedicated to St. Mary. SP 677 374. Steve Bulman. Link.
Swanbourne, St. Swithun. Bill McKenzie.

Taplow, the private chapel at Cliveden House (now National Trust). This was built in the 1730's as the Octagon Temple, and converted into a chapel and mausoleum by Lord Astor after he purchased the estate in 1893. The chapel is not regularly open to the public. Another view. SU 90922 85061. All Carole Sage (2017). Grade I listed.
The Lee
, St. John the Baptist. SP 899 044. Les Needham. Link.
Thornborough, St. Mary. From an old postcard (franked 1911) in Reg Dosell's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, two of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font, all David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed. Methodist Chapel, on The Green. David Regan (2017). Link.
Tingewick, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. SP 658 331. Steve Bulman. Another view, the interior and chancel, and the font, all David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed.
Turville, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Turweston, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Another view, the interior, chancel, and the two fonts - 1, 2, all David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Twyford. Dedicated to St. Mary. The church has a splendid Norman doorway. SP 665 267. Steve Bulman.
Tylers Green, St. Margaret. From an old postcard (franked 1918) in Steve Bulman's Collection.
Tyler's Hill, St. George. SP 981 018. Les Needham.
Tyringham, St. Peter. Another view, the interior, and the font. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.

Waddesdon Hill, Strict and Particular Baptist Chapel (1792), now in the care of The Friends of Friendless Churches. Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2. All Tim Flitcroft (2012). Link.
Water Stratford, St. Giles, and its splendid Norman tympanum. The East window and the font. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Wavenden, St. Mary. Another view, Bill McKenzie.
Wendover, St. Mary. SP 871 073. Les Needham. An old postcard view, from Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link. Grade II* listed. Wendover Christian Centre (home to St. Anne (R.C.) and Wendover Baptist and United Reformed Churches. SP 868 081. Les Needham.
West Wycombe, St. Lawrence. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection.
Westbury, St. Augustine. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font. All David Regan (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Weston Turville, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. SP 859 103. Union Chapel dates from 1830. SP 854 106. All Les Needham.
Weston Underwood, St. Laurence. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Grade I listed.
Whaddon, St. Mary. Another view. Link (with interior photos). Grade I listed. The Selbie Memorial Congregational Chapel (1907) on Stock Lane. Another view. The Selbie memorialised here is presumably William Boothby Selbie - a short piece of biography is available here, and his portrait here. Link. All David Regan (2017).
Whelpley Hill, former Chapel, now a private residence. SP 998 043. Les Needham. Janet Gimber advises that this was built as (or possibly was built on the site of) a school. By 1925, a map shows St. Michael and All Angels here, and it continued in use until put up for sale in 2006.
Wing, All Saints, has extensive Saxon work. The tower. Both Bill McKenzie.
Wingrave, St. Peter & St. Paul. Bill McKenzie. The former
U.R.C. on Church Road. The churchyard, to where some memorials from the church have been re-located, has a plaque saying that the church closed in 2004 (although different dates can be found on-line, for example 2005 and 2007). SP 868 189. Both Robert Hellier (2013).
Winslow, St. Lawrence. Bill McKenzie.
Wolverton.
Wooburn Green, Community Church. Previously Methodist Church (originally Wesleyan). Another view. SU 914 885. Both Martin Richter (2011). Link (says built in 19th century). Link2 gives the date as 1873, and closure (as Methodist) in 2008.
Worminghall, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. The tower. Both Steve Bulman. SP 642 080.

 

 
  

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