The Lantern Church

Marlow Bottom

Welcome to the Lantern Church

We are a church community that seeks to be 'fertile ground' where people can grow in their faith, a 'healthy body' that supports, encourages and challenges one another and a 'bright light' to the local community and beyond.

Which? We have two services each Sunday. At 9.30 am the feel is more traditional and reflective, whereas the 11 am service is more contemporary and suitable for all ages; families are especially welcome. We meet together over coffee from 10:30am between the two services.

Where? We meet at St Mary's Church, 141 Marlow Bottom SL7 3PJ.

Church life? As a small church it is easy to get to know people and take part in our church activities.  We have three Connect Groups that meet in homes.  We meet several times a year for service Sundays; serving our communities and then gathering for a shared lunch afterwards.  We run our Baby and Toddler group on Tuesday mornings and Community Corner for young families and older people together (1st Thursday of the month).  We have an enthusiastic youth group for year 6 upwards as well as activities for younger children.

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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 at the Lantern 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. Available to rent, it has full disabled facilities, modern heating, and a well equipped kitchen.