Welcome to Stowe Parish Church
Stowe Parish Church is situated in the beautiful, world-famous Stowe Landscape Gardens Buckinghamshire run by the National Trust and in the grounds of Stowe School. The full name of the church is "The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stowe". The church building is more than 800 years old, but we're not a museum! More information on its history and the building is here. We are an active, parish church serving the surrounding area. We aim to be a warm, welcoming church serving our parishioners and all who come to us including visitors to the National Trust estate.
Our ministry is rooted firmly in the Christian Gospel that Jesus came to bring. We believe this message of God's love and life for everyone is something to share and live out with everyone around us. Indeed our ‘strap line' is :
Loving God is at the heart of our church but we want to love others too. Through the message of Jesus we want to make a difference in ways that are real and relevant to the local community and the world around us. We take seriously the call to serve in the world in which we live, the importance of caring for one another and to offer ways in which we can experience the love of God and His purpose for each of our lives. We are a 'gathered' community who serve Dadford and Stowe Parishes, those who live and work at Stowe School, National Trust visitors and the wider community.
People come to us for many reasons: to worship God, to explore the Christian faith, to seek answers to serious questions about life, or in a time of need. Some come to get married, to have their children baptised, to make friends or as passing visitors to the estate. Whatever your reason, we look forward to meeting you.