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!! Please take care when visiting the graveyard as there are many slip and trip hazards !!

View from the West beside the memorial to John Brooks

St Mary's Churchyard tour:

The best thing to do is to book onto a guided tour
but dates are limited. If none are available on the above link, please get in touch via email or FBMessenger to register your interest.

If you have attended a Churchyard tour, please leave a review :

Tours are free in exchange for a donation,

Your kind donation will go towards tools, or employing professional stone masons to reinstate stonework damaged by time, trees, animals or humans ( and weather!)

Alternatively check the following maps if you fancy you're own wander...just remember to be careful of those slippery stones !

If you have a suitable mobile device you can take along an audio tour with you to St Mary's. Scan the QR code or go to Echoes.xyz, download the app & the tour.


Click on the map below to start a churchyard tour via the website. The tour is split into 5 parts. Click on the orange play/play in browser button on each page to have it read out loud to you, or simply scroll and read.

You can click download against each individual audio file for listening off line if you wish to take it with you.

Click the map to start the tour

Alternatively you can listen to all 5 sections of the tour in one go here:

St Mary's Churchyard Art tour:

Print out a churchyard tour picking out some noteable artists,architects,musicians and a poet.

Read more about Prestwich Arts Festival .

St Mary's Church was built on high ground within a roughly circular area, and the word Prestwich is Old English for "dwelling of the priest" both indicative of Anglo-Saxon Origins. The earliest documented evidence however dates form the 12 Century.

The Church and churchyard have expanded over the centuries, watch this video to see how.....

The development of St Mary's & its churchyard.

Here is an interview with Bill Cottam giving a tour of the churchyard, or click the map above to start your own tour
[credit to at maidstone.blog]...