The Lantern

Marlow Bottom

Welcome to the Lantern.

We are: One church community of all ages, with a vibrant, dynamic, worshipping heart, reaching out with the love of Christ to all ages in Marlow Bottom and beyond.

One church community of all ages – we work in close partnership with Marlow Bottom Methodist church and the Lantern is an expression of that, bringing together old and young, those with a strong faith and those who are just beginning.

A vibrant, dynamic, worshipping heart – we love to worship God through our various styles and traditions, with noisy, all-age praise; quiet contemplative prayer; traditional Holy Communion services; learning from the Bible together and a variety of service leaders and preachers – Anglican, Methodist, lay and ordained.

Reaching out with the love of Christ in Marlow Bottom and beyond – we love to welcome new people into church, but we also love to be Christ’s hands and feet, sent out into our community, in our streets, our schools, our workplaces and clubs - and wherever else we go.

To see a little bit more about what goes on in Marlow Bottom, view our latest news sheets by clicking on the links below:

25th August 2019 | 18th August 2019 | 11th August 2019 | 4th August 2019

New to the Church?

Whether you’re visiting Marlow Bottom and just passing through, or you are new to the area and are looking to find a new church, perhaps you are just starting to explore the Christian faith, we want you to feel welcome in St Mary’s Church and come to think of it as home. You will find plenty of information on this website about the church, what we believe and what we do, but if you want to find out more then we’re always happy to talk.

How to find us

St Mary's Church is located on the main road through Marlow Bottom, Marlow Bottom Road – just before Kingsley Drive.


St Mary’s is a modern dual purpose church/community building (dedicated in 1965) which is extensively used by the local community. It is used as a pre-school by day and by Baden Powell groups and other local groups in the evenings. Available to rent, it has full disabled facilities, modern heating, and a well equipped kitchen.