St Mary the Virgin, Wheatley

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Church of St Mary the Virgin
St Mary's Church and graveyard
Location Wheatley, Oxfordshire, England
Denomination Church of England
Diocese Oxford
Province Canterbury

The Church of St Mary the Virgin is a parish church in Wheatley, Oxfordshire, in the Church of England Diocese of Oxford.

The church was designed by George Edmund Street and built in 1855–57 in the Gothic Revival style.[1][2] It is listed at Grade II*.[3]

A past vicar of the church was the Reverend Hubert Brasier, father of British Prime Minister Theresa May, who was married at the church.[4][5]

The churchyard contains three Commonwealth war graves, of a Wiltshire Regiment soldier of World War I, and a Royal Navy sailor and Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry soldier of World War II.[6]

Further reading

  • Brasier, Hubert (1973). A guide to the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wheatley. Gloucester, U.K.: British Publishing Co. ISBN 9780714009742. OCLC 877235253. 


  1. "Church of St Mary, Wheatley". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  2. Pevsner, Nikolaus; Sherwood, Jennifer (1974). The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0300096392; p. 837
  3. Historic England, "Church of St Mary, Wheatley (1284661)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 15 January 2012 
  4. Mendick, Robert (9 July 2016). "The Oxford romance that has guided Theresa May from tragedy to triumph". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  5. Levy, Geoffrey. "Philip, the husband who will be Denis to Theresa's Maggie (without the G&Ts): GEOFFREY LEVY on future PM's 'rock' who preferred to stand in the shadows". Daily Mail. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  6. [1] CWGC Cemetery report, details from casualty record.

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