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Aley Green, the Methodist Church on Mancroft Road, which was built as Wesleyan. It pre-dates a map of 1880. TL 0678 1836. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Link. The Cemetery on Mancroft Road has a Mortuary Chapel at TL 0689 1823. It stands immediately behind the lodge, and can be seen here in a Streetview of 2019.
Ampthill.
Arlesey, St. Peter. TL 1919 3754. Les Needham (2010). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Aspley Guise, St. Botolph. SP 9424 3625. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection.
Link. Grade II* listed. Courtney Memorial Evangelical Free Church on Church Street has a date-stone for 1842. The 25" O.S. map of 1901 labels it as Mission Room. It can be seen on a Streetview from 2018. SP 9421 3595.
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.
Astwick, St. Guthlac. TL 2136 3857. Les Needham (2010).
Grade II* listed.

Barton-le-Clay, St. Nicholas, on Church Road. TL 0853 3041. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed. A Strict Baptist Chapel stands off what is today the B655 at TL 0825 3073. Gerard Charmley (2021). Barton Methodist Church stands on Sharpenhoe Road at TL 0805 3085.  Streetview saw it in 2019. The site of what may be its Wesleyan predecessor lies a short distance west of the Methodist Church, across the road, at TL 0794 3087. Evidently demolished, Streetview saw the patch of scrub woodland where it stood in 2019. A Primitive Methodist Chapel is marked on old maps on Bedford Road. Nicholas Close didn't exist at the time, but the chapel site now stands immediately south of it. The building on the site today betrays no obvious signs of having been a chapel - a Streetview from 2019. TL 0813 3104.
Battlesden, St. Peter and All Saints. TL 9591 2909. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2008). An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Bedford.
Beeston, Methodist Church, on The Baulk. It's labelled on older maps as Wesleyan. TL 1690 4847. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2010). Link.
Biddenham, St. James. Interior view. TL 0141 4993. Both from Judy Flynn's postcard collection. A modern view, David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Biggleswade.
Billington, St. Michael and All Angels (external link, to a photo on Wikipedia). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. SP 9404 2256. Link.
Grade II* listed. A Primitive Methodist Chapel once stood on the main road a little way south-east of the church. Evidently demolished (see this 2009 Streetview, the chapel stood behind the yellow bush), a low building now stands on the site (2020 Streetview). Its My Primitive Methodists entry dates it to 1864, or perhaps slightly earlier, and sold in 1951. TL 9421 2255. The village Wesleyan Methodist Chapel has survived. It stands on Gaddesden Turn at TL 9410 2285, and can be seen on a Streetview from 2009. Its My Wesleyan Methodists entry dates it to 1835 or 1838, and sold in 1977. TL 9410 2285.
Bletsoe, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. TL 0233 5833. Both David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed.
Blunham, St. Edmund and St. James (or alternatively, St. Edmund or St. James). TL 1530 5110. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2007). Another view, Gerard Charmley (2021). Link. Grade I listed. Family Life Church, off High Street at TL 1539 5138. It's marked on old maps as Baptist, and it pre-dates a map of 1884. Hidden by vegetation on a Streetview of 2009, the church website has a photo. Providence Baptist Chapel (1842) stands on Park Lane, and was a splinter from the Old Baptist Meeting (presumably the other Baptist church in this entry). The church website has numerous photos, and a useful history page. Gerard Charmley (2021). The cemetery on Station Road has a chapel at TL 1474 5090. It hasn't been seen by Streetview (presuming it survives) - here's the entrance, as seen by Streetview in 2009.
Bolnhurst, St. Dunstan. Another view. TL 0807 5869. Both David Regan (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.
Bromham, St. Owen. TL 0134 5126. Bill McKenzie. Another view, David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed. A Baptist Church stands on Village Road at TL 0091 5122. It was seen by Streetview in 2019. The Church website's History page dates it to 1992, replacing a wooden church of the 1920's on the same site.

Caddington, All Saints. TL 0640 1985. Bill McKenzie. Link. Grade II* listed. A Baptist Church stands on Luton Road at TL 0650 1982. The modern building and its 1846 predecessor (Union Chapel) can be seen on a Streetview from 2020. Link. St. Thomas the Apostle (R.C.) stands a little way south of the village on Manor Road, at TL 0652 1902. It can be seen on a 2017 Streetview. Link.
Campton, All Saints. TL 1299 3807. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Grade II* listed. A monument in the churchyard is listed separately as grade II. The cemetery to the north-east of the village has a Chapel, at TL 1334 3874. It can be seen on a Streetview of 2009.
Cardington, St. Mary. TL 0864 4790. Les Needham (2010). Two additional views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2019). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. The grade II listing includes numerous photos, including the interior, and a good number of fine monuments. Howard Memorial Church (Methodist and U.R.C.) on Cople Road. Early maps label it as "Union Chapel". TL 0910 4800. Les Needham (2010). Another view, David Regan (2019). David suggests that the Howard in question may be John Howard, the prison reformer mentioned here. Link. The village also has a former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Chapel End, which was presumably the home to the local Methodist congregation before they moved to Howard Memorial Church. It can be seen on a 2019 Streetview. TL 0933 4815. The V.C.H. mentions another chapel at Chapel End
, "a small chapel in connexion with the Bunyan Meeting", but I haven't been able to locate it - unless it's Howard Memorial Church, which could conceivably come under Chapel End.
Carlton, St. Mary the Virgin. SP 9517 5485. Bill McKenzie. Link. Grade I listed. Carlton Baptist Church, which dates from 1760, as seen by Streetview in 2009.The pulpit, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. SP 9543 5525. Grade II listed.
Chalgrave, All Saints, which sits in an isolated position at TL 0086 2743. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Grade I listed.
Chellington, St. Nicholas. SP 9608 5631. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. A modern view, David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Clapham, St. Thomas Becket. TL 0340 5248. Bill McKenzie. Another view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link.
Grade I listed. The Methodist Church on High Street is labelled on older maps as Wesleyan, and was seen by Streetview in 2018. It pre-dates a map of 1883-4. TL 0323 5236. Link.
Clifton, All Saints. TL 1659 3925. Bill McKenzie.
Link. Grade II* listed. Strict Baptist Church (1853) on Broad Street. TL 1656 3879. 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 had galleries added 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) on Shefford Road. TL 159 389. Les Needham (2010). Link.
Clophill, St. Mary. TL 0899 3825. 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 0918 3885), from Judy Flynn's Collection. Now a ruin sitting some way north of the village, see this link for its history. The Methodist Church, as seen by Streetview in 2016. It stands on High Street at TL 0861 3799. Link. A Primitive Methodist Chapel once stood on Old Silsoe Road, at TL 0830 3751. This source dates it to 1853. The site can be seen on a Streetview of 2009. The same source refers to another P.M. chapel on High Street, sold in 1938, but I haven't located it.
Cockayne Hatley, St. John the Baptist. TL 2561 4965. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Grade I listed.
Colmworth, St. Denys (K). TL 1089 5858. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, both Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade I listed. At Chapel End, less than half a mile to the S.W. of the church, is a former Primitive Methodist Chapel. It hasn't been seen by Streetview, but its
My Primitive Methodists entry, which dates it to 1854-1911, has a photo. The closure date may be suspect, as the 1" O.S. map of 1937-61 still shows it as a place of worship. TL 1030 5823.
Cople, All Saints. TL 1032 4847. Bill McKenzie. Another view, David Regan (2019). An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed. The
My Primitive Methodists entry for Cople says that a congregation met in a cottage, but it isn't located.
Cotton End, Baptist Church (1836). TL 0853 4553. Les Needham (2010).
Cranfield, St. Peter & St. Paul. SP 9557 4198. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, showing the spire, since removed. Web sources are somewhat contradictory regarding the date of the removal of the spire - but we can say with some confidence that it postdates the 1" O.S. map edition of 1957, which indicates a spire at that time. It possibly survived until 1980, but it's odd that the grade I listing of the early 1960's makes no mention of it. 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. Link1. Link2. Howard Richter advises of three other churches. There is a Methodist Church (originally Wesleyan) at SP 9528 4188 on High Street, and it pre-dates a map of 1882-3. It can be seen on Streetview here. Link. A Baptist Church stands on Bedford Road at SP 9612 4257. This also pre-dates the 1882-3 map, where it is indicated as a Baptist Chapel (General), but the congregation is considerably older than this. It can be seen here. Link. Shown on the same map is a Particular Baptist Chapel at SP 954 420. It certainly existed by 1840, and was still in use in 1901. A building with the same footprint as the chapel on the map can be seen here (the greenish building), but it's not at present clear if this is the same building, or a more recent building on the same site.

Dunstable.
Dunton, St. Mary Magdalene. TL 2374 4422. Les Needham (2010). Link. Grade II* listed. A former Baptist Chapel stands near the church, on Chapel Street, at TL 2368 4419. Streetview saw it in 2014.

East Hyde, Holy Trinity (1840-1). TL 1280 1735. Bill McKenzie. It was closed in 2008 and subsequently re-opened as St. Charalambos (Greek Orthodox) in 2009. Link, and history page. Grade II listed.
Eaton Bray, St. Mary the Virgin. SP 9699 2074. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Judy Flynn. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed. The handsome Methodist Church of 1795 stands at the northern end of the village, and can be seen here in a Streetview from 2019. Older maps label it as Wesleyan. SP 9697 2113.
Grade II listed.
Edworth, St. George, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. TL 2222 4068. Les Needham (2010). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link.
Grade I listed.
Eggington, St. Michael and All Angels. SP 9567 2517. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Grade II* listed. An Independent/Congregational Church once stood on High Street, a little way east of the church at SP 9583 2516. The village Wikipedia entry says that it was demolished in the 1970's. The house built on its site can be seen in a Streetview from 2019. A former Methodist Church (originally Wesleyan) stands just west of the St. Michael at SP 9560 2515. Streetview saw it in 2019. The Wikipedia entry quoted from previously says it was converted into a house in 1988. Both of the chapels pre-date a map of 1882.
Elstow, St. Mary and St. Helena. TL 0491 4740. 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.
Eversholt, dedicated to St John the Baptist. SP 9829 3251. Bill McKenzie.
Link. Grade II* listed. There used to be a Methodist Church (originally Wesleyan) at Wits End, at SP 9896 3294. According to this source, it dates from 1849, and was closed in 1972. The house now on its site can be seen in a 2019 Streetview.
Everton, St. Mary. TL 2032 5130. 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. Two additional views - 1, 2, two of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel, two memorials - 1, 2, and the font, all David Regan (2019). Grade I listed. For the Methodist (previously Wesleyan) Chapel, see Gamlingay on the Cambridgeshire page.
Eyeworth, All Saints. TL 2498 4559. 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. This was carried out in the late 1960's, following a thunderstorm, lightning hitting the spire and causing a fire. The repairs were dedicated in 1970. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all
Chris Stafford (2013). Link1 (many photos, including interiors). Link2. Grade I listed.
Eynesbury, St. Mary the Virgin. TL 1837 5984. Janice Tostevin. Link.
Grade II* listed. The Methodist Church of 1928 stands on Berkley Street at TL 1849 5974, and can be seen on a Streetview from 2018. Link. Eynesbury's entry on the My Primitive Methodist website says that the current Methodist Church had a P.M. predecessor "in the front street", dating from 1855. The building shown in the 1994 photo stands just a few yards south of the present church on Berkley Street, but it doesn't feel to be a wholly convincing candidate. Here's a Streetview from 2018.

Farndish, St. Michael and All Angels, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. SP 9279 6372. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Felmersham, St. Mary. SP 9913 5784. Bill McKenzie. Two additional views - 1, 2, two of the interior - 1, 2, and the altar and font, all David Regan (2017), plus another exterior, David Regan (2018). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Flitton, St. John the Baptist. TL 0594 3585. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Grade I listed. An adjacent mausoleum is separately listed as grade I.
Flitwick, St. Peter & St. Paul. TL 0292 3422. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Grade I listed.

Goldington, St. Mary the Virgin, on Church Lane. Interior view. TL 0763 5100. Both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link, which has a photo showing the modern extension. Grade II* listed. Holy Cross (R.C.) stands on Goldington Lane and Barkers Lane, and was seen by Streetview in 2020. TL 0752 5049. Link. Its history page dates it to 1957. Older maps show Bunyan Chapel (Baptist) at TL 0769 5049. It pre-dates a map of 1884, upon which it's labelled as Particular Baptist, and it disappears from maps in the 1960's. The road layout has completely changed, but it is commemorated in Chapel Close. The bungalows on the site can be seen here in a Streetview from 2016.
Great Barford, All Saints (C). TL 1340 5171. Bill McKenzie. A difficult church to photograph, advises Chris, beset 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. The Methodist Church stands on Bedford Road at TL 1266 5231. Older maps label it as Wesleyan, and it pre-dates a map of 1884. Genuki dates it to 1824, though the present building looks later than this.
Greenfield, the former Methodist Church (1964), now in residential use. TL 0531 3498. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2011). Its predecessor (originally Wesleyan) of 1840 on the same site was destroyed by fire in 1962. A photo of the old chapel is available here.

Harlington, St. Mary The Virgin. TL 0378 3055. 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. Grade I listed. The Methodist Church on Sundon Road. TL 0365 3030. Martin Wallis. A Streetview from 2019. Link. What I assume to be its predecessor stands directly opposite, and is marked on old maps as Wesleyan. A 2019 Streetview. The 1" O.S. map of 1956 shows a cemetery chapel in the cemetery on Baton Road, at TL 0391 3066. It may be the small building seen in the far corner in a Streetview from 2019.
Harrold, St. Peter and All Saints. As there is no south door or porch, entry is by the west door. SP 9539 5667. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Another view, the interior, and the font, all David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed. The U.R.C. (originally Congregational) stands on High Street. It can be seen on a Streetview from 2009, and there's a comprehensive history here. SP 9483 5689. Harrold and Carlton Grace Baptist Church stands on High Street at SP 9505 5683. It's labelled as Mission Hall on the 25" O.S. map of 1901. Link, and its useful history page, which dates the church to 1876. The listed buildings website has a grade II entry for Harrold Catholic Chapel on The Green, and it provides a grid reference o
f SP 95061 56764. It describes it as a Former schoolroom and adjoining school house dated 1847 now private dwelling and chapel. It would appear to mean the building seen by Streetview in 2019. O.S. maps mark the site of Harrold Priory at SP 9503 5670. Streetview hasn't had a good view of the site, but it's somewhere to the right of the low buildings in the distance across the field, seen here in 2019. Link.
Harrowden, the former Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan (1904). TL 0729 4742. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2011). Link1. Link2.
Haynes, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view. TL 0811 4118. Both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection.
Link. Grade II* listed.
Heath and Reach, St. Leonard. SP 9249 2771. Link. Grade II listed. The former Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel on Woburn Road. It's dated here to 1864-1903. SP 9238 2843. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. The village Genuki entry dates it to 1877. SP 9248 2806. All Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2008). The village also had a Baptist Chapel which stood back from the junction of Gig Lane with Leighton Road, at SP 9255 2813. Its site was seen by Streetview in 2009. It's dated in this source (which has an interior photo) to 1822, with closure in 1978.
Henlow, St. Mary the Virgin. The tower. TL 1781 3876. Both Bill McKenzie. Another view, Thomas Curtis. Link.
Grade I listed. Henlow Methodist Church on High Street. TL 1769 3817. Les Needham (2010). Link.
Higham Gobion, St. Margaret. SP 1037 3279. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Grade II* listed.
Hockcliffe, dedicated to St. Nicholas. SP 9660 2697. Bill McKenzie. An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. List. Grade II* listed. Old maps show three chapels in the village, two Methodist and a Congregational. The former Congregational Chapel stands set back from the A5 at SP 9742 2659, and was seen by Streetview in 2019. This source says it was also home to the Primitive Methodists from 1913-20. A Primitive Methodist Chapel stood on Woburn Road, at SP 9727 2683. It's dated here to 1861, closing in 1913, and demolished in 1933. It stood on what is now the grass next to the corner house seen in a Streetview from 2020. The other Methodist Chapel was Wesleyan, dated here to 1833-1919. A house now stands on the site (although the chapel stood further back from the road), and it was seen by Streetview in 2020.
Houghton Conquest, All Saints. TL 0436 4142. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Rectory Lane as seen by Streetview in 2009. A more recent Streetview in 2016 shows works in progress. This source dates it to 1878, when it was built in front of its predecessor of 1832, which was subsequently used as a Sunday School. This earlier chapel may just be visible in a Streetview of 2009. An interior view of the later chapel is available here. TL 0445 4135.
Houghton Regis, All Saints. TL 0184 2395. Interior view. Both from old postcards in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed. A Primitive Methodist Chapel once stood on King Street at TL 0187 2383. It's dated here to 1862, with closure on or before 1935. The same source mentions a predecessor of 1844, though its location isn't given. Its site lies beneath the building seen here in a Streetview from 2018. The Wesleyans were also present in the town, on the corner of Cumberland Street and Queen's Street, at TL 0180 2372. The house now on the site can be seen in a Streetview from 2018. The 1936-61 1" O.S. map shows two other places of worship, fairly close to each other, south of the High Street. One was a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (presumably successor to the one mentioned earlier), a little way west of Cumberland Street. Its site lies somewhere near the end of the brick wall, seen here in a Streetview from 2019. TL 0173 2373. A Baptist Church, stood a bit further west again, set back from High Street at TL 0168 2373. A photo and some history are available here, and its site, which lies beneath a car park, can be seen in a Streetview from 2016.
Hulcote, St. Nicholas. SP 9443 3883. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2011). Link.
Grade I listed.
Husborne Crawley, St. James. SP 9556 3622. Bill McKenzie. Link.
Grade II* listed. A Primitive Methodist Chapel used to stand on Crow Lane. SP 9565 3602. It stood on what is now the driveway of the house seen here in a Streetview from 2010. A photo of it can be seen here, where the chapel is dated to 1867.

Kempston.
Keysoe, St. Mary the Virgin. TL 0738 6249. From Reg Dosell's postcard collection. Another view, David Regan (2019). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade I listed.
Knotting, St. Margaret of Antioch. Two interior views - 1, 2, the altar and font. TL 0026 6347. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.

Langford, St. Andrew. TL 1856 4141. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Les Needham (2010). Link. Grade I listed. Langford Methodist Church. Older mark it as Wesleyan. TL 1854 4063. Les Needham (2010). Link.
Leighton Buzzard.
Lidlington, St. Margaret (1885), on Church Street and The Lane. Bill McKenzie. Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. This source says that the church was closed sometime between 2002 and 2015, and has been converted to residential use. SP 9912 3892. It also mentions a medieval predecessor in what is now the cemetery, a little way to the south-east, finally demolished in 1961. The same source, and also Genuki, says it was also dedicated to St. Margaret, but O.S. maps are consistent in labelling it as All Saints. Streetview doesn't have a view of the cemetery (access road here, in 2021), and I haven't been able to find a photo of the old church. SP 9919 3883. Lidlington Church, on Church Street, as seen by Streetview in 2020. Zooming in to the roundel below the apex shows that this was originally Bethel Primitive Methodist Chapel. It's dated here to 1863, where it also mentions a predecessor (un-located) of 1850. SP 9900 3901. Link. The village also had a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on High Street. It survives, converted into a house, and can be seen in a 2021 Streetview. It's dated here to 1854, where it mentions an earlier chapel of 1805, again un-located. Closure is given as 1957, or soon after, following merger with the Primitive Methodist congregation. SP 9908 3882.
Linslade, St. Mary, which sits some distance to the north of the town. SP 9102 2682. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2009). Link.
Grade I listed. St. Barnabas on Vicarage Road. SP 9126 2496. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2008). Link. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1848-9, with later additions. Bethel Free Grace Baptist Chapel (1843) on New Road. SP 9139 2502. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2008). Link. Jubilee Primitive Methodist Chapel stood
on Old Road at SP 9121 2515. It pre-dated a map of 1880-91, and survived until at least circa 1980 (there's a photo of it available here, where it says it was closed around 1940). The residential building on the site today can be seen in a Streetview from 2021; the chapel occupied the central third of the site.
Little Barford, St. Denys. Redundant, and now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. TL 1776 5695. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2010). An old postcard view, from Judy Flynn's Collection. Two additional views - 1, 2, two of the interior - 1, 2, a Norman doorway, a window, and the font, all
Chris Stafford (2015). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
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.
Melchbourne, St. Mary Magdalene. Two additional views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
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. Two additional views - 1, 2, two of the interior - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font, all David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
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. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, the altar and the font, all David Regan (2019). 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. A modern view, David Regan (2018). 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.
Podington, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. 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.

Ravensden, All Saints. Another view. Both David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Renhold, All Saints. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, some of the monuments, and the font. David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I 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. A modern view, David Regan (2019). 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 (C). TL 173 490. Bill McKenzie. Two additional views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2019). Interior view, from an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. Link. Grade II* listed. Saint Neots Road Methodist Church at Girtford was originally Primitive Methodist (1910). TL 167 499. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives & Records Service (2010). Link. This source mentions a predecessor of 1868 on London Road. It stood at TL 1657 5011. Its site is to the left of the building in this Streetview of 2018.
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. Another view, the interior, chancel, font, and a huge memorial tablet, all David Regan (2017). Link. A plan and guide to the features of the church, and a video tour. 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.
Souldrop, All Saints. David Regan (2017). Link. 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. A modern view, David Regan (2018). 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. A modern view, David Regan (2019). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed. Baptist Church, David Regan (2019). Link.
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. Another view, David Regan (2018). Link. Grade I listed.

Upper Caldecote, All Saints. TL 1668 4589. Les Needham (2010). Link. Grade II listed. The Methodist Church stands a little way east of All Saints on Biggleswade Road. TL 1682 4591. Les Needham (2010). Link. What is perhaps its predecessor - Wesleyan Methodist - was seen by Streetview in 2020. It pre-dates a map of 1883-4. TL 1655 4554.
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. A modern view, David Regan (2017). Link1. Link2 (numerous photos, inside and out). 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. A modern view, David Regan (2019). Link. Grade I listed.
Wilstead, All Saints. Stuart Hamilton.
Willington, St. Lawrence. TL 106 499. Les Needham (2010). Another view, David Regan (2019). Grade II listed. An impressive Dovecot stands nearby, which wouldn't normally merit inclusion, but the grade I listing says it i
s "possibly reused from Newnham Priory (dissolved 1535)". Methodist Church. TL 113 501. Les Needham (2010). Another view, David Regan (2019). Link.
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. Two modern views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2017). Link. The grade I listing has some interior photos.

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

 

 
 

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