St Mary's Church, Thatcham

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St Mary's Church
A photograph of a church
A view across the graveyard
Location Church Gate
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Founded 1140
Dedication St Mary
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II*[1]
Designated 6 April 1967
Style Norman
Parish Thatcham
Archdeaconry Berkshire
Diocese Oxford

The St Mary's Church is a Church of England parish church at Thatcham in the English county of Berkshire. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

The tower contains a peal of 10 change ringing bells. The oldest bell dates from 1624 and was cast by Ellis I Knight of Reading. The newest bells date from 1969 and were cast by John Taylor & Co. The tenor bell (cast in 1825) weighs 13-0-23 (671 kg) and rings out the note 'F'. The bell ringers practise on a Tuesday night from 7:30pm till 9:15pm. They also ring on a Sunday from 09:15am till 10am.


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Coordinates: 51°24′6.27″N 1°15′32.78″W / 51.4017417°N 1.2591056°W / 51.4017417; -1.2591056