Postcards from Slough
Postcards from Slough

Upton-cum-Chalvey parish

The Upton-cum-Chalvey parish runs along the south of Slough and is served by three churches, each very distinct from each other. The mixture is extraordinary. There is a village church, a town church and a historic church.

St Peter’s Church

St Peter’s Church from the south-west

St Peter’s is very much a village church, a community church. A particular distinction is that its war memorial carries the name Youens who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his outstanding bravery in action during the First World War.


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St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church from the south-east

St Mary’s is a town church and has some fine stained glass windows especially the abstract west light. It has many other fine features including a pipe organ with 37 stops and over 2,400 pipes.


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St Mary's plays host to Saturday lunchtime concerts featuring talented musicians from the local area. These concerts are  are arranged by the Euphonium Collective and are varied and very popular. To learn more about these concerts and to link to the Euphonium Collective website, please click the button.

St Laurence’s Church

St Laurence’s from the north-east

Parts of the structure of St Laurence’s date from the early 12th century. Because of this there are some distinguished historic people interred here including: Astronomer Sir William Herschel and his family; members of the publishing family the Bentleys; artist Henrietta Ward and other family members along with other families of local historic significance.


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