St Mary the Virgin Mortlake
|St Mary the Virgin Mortlake|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Style||Tudor, with more recent additions|
|Rector||The Revd Canon Dr Ann Nickson|
|Director of music||Nigel Condrie|
|Churchwarden(s)||Geraldine Dawes and Caroline Edelin|
St Mary the Virgin Mortlake is a parish church in Mortlake, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is part of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. The rector is The Revd Canon Dr Ann Nickson.
The first chapel in Mortlake stood on the river side of the High Street, on a site now occupied by Mortlake Brewery. The present churchyard and church were given to the parish by King Henry VIII in 1543. The 1543 building has undergone many alterations and enlargements during its long history and, of the original Tudor church, only the tower remains. The belfry and the cupola are a distinctive feature of the tower which appears as a landmark in many historic prints and pictures of the Thames bank.
The earliest surviving tomb in the churchyard is that of the astrologer John Partridge, who died in 1715. Memorials to other famous people include a British Prime Minister, Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth (d.1844)  and three Lord Mayors of London.
Other uses 
Mortlake Quiet Garden is based around the landscaped churchyard of St. Mary the Virgin, Mortlake High Street, affiliated to the Quiet Garden Movement.
See also 
- "Henry Addington (1757-1844) First Viscount Sidmouth". Napoleon & Empire. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
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