Aldermaston Church’s Project St Mary’s
Project St Mary’s is the renovation and rejuvenation project to prepare the 900-year-old St Mary the Virgin Church in Aldermaston for the use and the enjoyment of future Aldermaston generations. The church is unique in that it has 3 eras of wall paintings: medieval, restoration and victorian.
There has been a church on or near this site since the 11th Century, as it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The existing church was originally built in the mid-12th Century and has been extended and embellished regularly throughout the following 900 years. The last major renovation and refurbishment were between 1896 and 1902 when the then Lord of the Manor, Charles Edward Keyser, restored the church and embellished it with wonderful wall-paintings from Philip Harry Newman.
Project St Mary’s are considering the following rejuvenation & restoration work:
The project team report to the Aldermaston & Wasing Parochial Church Council. which is part of the Aldermaston & Woolhampton Benefice, within the Bradfield Deanery in the Diocese of Oxford.