St John The Baptist

Little Marlow

Welcoming visitors for nearly 1,000 years.

Welcome to St John the Baptist. Our doors have been open for nearly 1000 years and we look forward to welcoming you to our peaceful church in this ancient village.

Are you new?

Whether you’re visiting Little Marlow 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 John the Baptist 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 John the Baptist Church is located at the bottom of Church Road in Little Marlow. To access Church Road you turn off Marlow Road just by the King’s Head pub.

The St John The Baptist Team

Team Vicar: Revd Sarah Fitzgerald

Sarah is the minister in our Team who takes a lead in providing opportunities for people to grow in their faith as disciples of Jesus Christ. Sarah also holds pastoral responsibility in our villages of Little Marlow and Bisham.

Churchwarden: Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith took on the role of Churchwarden in 2015. Jeffrey has a background in the education sector, and in recent years has worked for the Department for Work and Pensions on recruitment and training projects to help young people and others into work in South West London. He has lived in Bourne End for many years, married to Maureen – also from a teaching background – and has a grown up family. In his spare time he enjoys the challenge of battling against the weeds and wildlife at his allotment in Little Marlow, though he is glad he is not paid by results – as the output in produce doesn’t quite match the effort in spadework – but never give up is my motto! He tries to keep a semblance of fitness through cycling and jogging and is determined to keep cycling to Little Marlow.

Churchwarden: Wendy Osborn

Wendy took on the role of Churchwarden in 2015. Wendy is a Lancashire lass, the youngest of a large extended family, and with her husband Peter has two grown up sons and six grandchildren. Apart from a gap of 5 years (1980 to 85 in Germany), she and her family have dwelt in the area since 1972. On moving to Flackwell Heath in 1975, the family all began attending nearby Christ Church, led by Eric Hart; where she was involved with running Junior Church and youth groups. Wendy’s background was originally in market research but then trained as an Occupational Therapist (OT), specialising in mental health. Now retired, she has a range of interests, including Spanish and creative writing and enjoying wildlife/flowers, holidays and walks with Peter. She also helps coordinate Wye Valley Volunteers Home Visiting service and Ladies’ Probus.


St John the Baptist, Little Marlow has been welcoming visitors to its doors for nearly 1,000 years. The church is a grade II listed building with an extensive history and is set beside the Manor House in the village of Little Marlow, a conservation area. Our church is a popular venue for weddings and baptisms and has appeared on TV in such favourites as Poirot, Miss Marple and Lewis.