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Watford, St Peter and St Paul

Watford Village, St Peter and St Paul

Now re-opened following extensive Roof Repair & Restoration works. For centuries this was an estate church to a succession of families, the Burnabys, Clerkes, and then the Edens, later Lords Henley who successively owned the manor here. However, the building of the nearby M1 which preserves the village name as the Watford Gap service station put pay to this. All that survives of the 16/17th mansion is a pair of stranded gate piers on the road that leads to the church into the motorway valley. In this 400th anniversary year of the sailing of the Mayflower to the New World, we remember two Watford residents Thomas Rogers & his son Joseph who were passengers on the voyage to a new life. The restoration of the church in the mid-19th century brought with it the handsome low box pews and the stained glass in the chancel by Heaton, Butler and Bayne. Here you will also find wall monuments to both the Clerke and Eden families. The village itself is worth exploring possibly with the help of its excellent website and there are a Historic Walk through the Village booklets available in the Church

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Contact & Opening Times

Watford, St Peter and St paul, Church St, Watford, NN6 7UR|
[email protected]|

Opening Times


 Open daily 10am - 4pm. 


Contact Details


Key obtainable from Rev. Graham Collingridge – 01327 842204

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Visitor Information & Facilities

  • Tea & cake
  • The whole family

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