The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Boveney
The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Boveney

Visitors Book

We opened the Church every day to the public on 11th July 2016 and we placed a Visitors Book in the Church on 17th July 2016, the day Frank Church's family were remembering their relative's life. Frank was killed at the Somme 100 years before on 19th July 1916. A plaque, in his memory, is in the Church.


Above and below are the entries made in the Visitors Book from 17th July 2016.


Many people have taken the opportunity to record their feelings about the Church now being open.


There are some potentially heart-rending comments such as "Praying for our Baby" and ones that are full of joy.


People are using the Church as a quiet place for reflection and prayer as well as just enjoying the tranquillity.


Please take a moment to read some of them:


Visitors Book 17th July 2016 - 7th August 2016
Approximately 160 comments
Visitors Book 17JUL16 - 07AUG16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.8 MB]
Visitors Book 7th August 2016 - 7th September 2016
Approximately 190 comments
Visitors Book 07AUG16 - 07SEP16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.6 MB]
Visitors Book 7th September 2016 - 7th October 2016
Approximately 80 comments
Visitors Book 07SEP16 - 07OCT16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.5 MB]

Many visitors like to play a tune on our piano when they are in the church - which is very much encouraged!

A recent frequent visitor, George, who loves the church, played Happy Birthday to his four year old sister, Bonnie, recently! His final bars can be enjoyed below:

George wishing his sister, Bonnie, a very happy 4th birthday - on the piano!
MP4 video/audio file [184.5 KB]

Visit the Church

The Church is open daily.


We encourage those who are interested to take advantage of going inside the Church and enjoying the wonderful, quiet, peaceful place that it is.

Donations please!

The Friends of St Mary Magdalene, Boveney would be most grateful for any donation you might wish to make to assist us in maintaining this beautiful church. Thank you.

St Mary Magdalene, Boveney as a Wedding Blessing, Concert, Literary or Riverside Picnic Venue

The Church is available as a venue for appropriate events.

Full details in the Venue section