The Lantern

Marlow Bottom

Welcome to the Lantern.

We are now holding two services each Sunday. At 9.30am the feel will be more traditional and reflective, whereas the 11am service will be more contemporary and suitable for all ages. Both services will take place at the same venue on any given week.

On the first and third Sundays of the month, we will hold both our services in Marlow Bottom Methodist Chapel, and on the second and fourth Sundays, we will meet at St Mary's.

This arrangement gives us all the chance to meet over coffee in between the two services.

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.

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.

Marlow Bottom Methodist Church, which we also use for meetings and services, is located just a few hundred yards up the main road through Marlow Bottom.


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.

Marlow Bottom Methodist church (known locally as ‘The Chapel’) was established in 1936 and similarly hosts a number of community groups and events.