All Saints Church

All Saints Church stands at the top of the high street, where the ancient part of Maldon was built.  The church has a historical uniqueness due to its triangular tower, terraced windows and statues built in to the outside walls.

The church, which is said to be of late Norman time is built of flint and stone and dates back to before the 11th century. The triangular mid 13th century tower is the oldest part of this historical building and projects an original 15th century Sanctus bell in its hexagonal spire.

The built in statues commemorate six notable men in Maldon history, including Brithnoth, who fought the Battle of Maldon 991 and Dr Thomas Plume, Maldon’s greatest benefactor.

All Saints Church is home to the Washington Window, which is located in the D’Arcy Chapel.  The stained glass window, unveiled on 5th July 1928 was a gift from the citizens of Malden, Massachusetts in memory of Rev.  Lawrence Washington, the great-great grandfather of George Washington, first president of the United States.  It is believed that Rev. Lawrence Washington is buried in the church yard of All Saints.

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St. Mary's Church

St Mary’s Church occupies a site which has been used for Christian worship since Saxon times. The tower and short shingle spire is the iconic image of Maldon. With its position beside the Hythe Quay, this navigational aid lead to St Mary’s becoming known as the sailor’s or the fisherman’s church. St Mary’s is a grade 1 listed building, largely as a result of its having a rare example of a large hall-style Norman nave.
St Mary’s is open from dawn to dusk each day and is known widely for its calm and peaceful atmosphere. The simple but ancient interior is an oasis from the hurly burly of modern life and a good place to sit and think for a while. You are welcome to visit and enjoy our beautiful and special church.

Full details of services and other events can be found at the parish website.

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