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A History of St. John the Baptist Church
The Church of Aldbury was granted to Missenden Abbey by William de Bocland in about 1200. By the end of the 13th Century it had probably assumed most of the features seen today. Later additions include some of the fine Totternhoe stone work, and brass memorials.
In the 1990s a modern Chapter house was built onto the side of the church to provide a meeting room for the church. This has won awards for the design of modern extension complementing a medieval building.
The church and churchyard are open throughout the year, and visitors are always welcome. It is kept open so that people are able to use the church as a place of private prayer. You will find in the church a votive candle stand and a board on which you may leave your intercessions. We hope that as you visit the church you will feel the presence of God and spend some time in prayer. On leaving the church you will see the Lych-Gate erected in memory of Canon H. T. Wood and his wife Lucy, which now accommodates a changing display of photographs of our church life.