St Mary's Church, Battersea
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|St Mary's Church, Battersea|
View of the front of the church
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Diocese||Anglican Diocese of Southwark|
St Mary's Church, Battersea, is the local Church of England parish church in Battersea, formerly in Surrey and now part of south London, England, in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The parish is now within the diocese of Southwark. Christians have worshipped there regularly for well over a thousand years and continue to do so to this day. It is a Grade I listed building.
St Mary's stands on one of the earliest known consecrated sites on the south bank of the River Thames. The original church was built as early as 800 AD, presumably by the Saxons, and the present building was completed in 1777.
The church has strong connections with art and literature through the artist and poet William Blake, who was married here, and the artist J. M. W. Turner, who painted the river from the vestry window. Benedict Arnold and his family are buried in the crypt, and the church has links with the explorer Robert Falcon Scott.
The church is used weekly by Thomas's Battersea for their Thursday morning church service and also holds a Thomas's Kindergarten.
- "Battersea, St Mary, Battersea". A Church Near You. The Church of England, UK. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
- "St Mary's Church Battersea". London Borough of Wandsworth, UK. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
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