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St Mary the Virgin, Iffley
Church of St Mary the Virgin
St Mary's Church, Iffley - geograph.org.uk - 1218597 adjusted.JPG
Location Iffley, Oxfordshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
History
Status Active
Dedication Saint Mary
Architecture
Functional status Parish Church
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Style Romanesque
Years built c.1160-1230
Administration
Deanery Cowley
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Oxford
Diocese Diocese of Oxford
Province Province of Canterbury
Clergy
Vicar(s) The Revd Andrew McKearney
Assistant priest(s) The Revd Dr Graham Low
Laity
Reader(s) Sarah McKearney
Churchwarden(s) Maureen McNaboe and Mark Phythian-Adams

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Iffley is a Church of England parish church in the village of Iffley, Oxfordshire, England, now absorbed as a suburb of the city of Oxford.

History

Stained glass window in the Church of St Mary the Virgin Iffley - geograph.org.uk - 765978
Stained glass window by John Piper

The Romanesque church was built c.1160 by the St Remy family, probably financed with funds from the de Clintons of Kenilworth Castle. The Early Gothic east end was extended in c.1230, when a cell was constructed on the south side for the anchoress Annora.

The building has not been changed much over the centuries, retaining its round-arched windows and doorways. It is Grade I listed. The church includes a stained glass window by the 20th-century artist John Piper and another by Roger Wagner.

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