At St. Mary Magdalene Church, we take pride in our extensive history, steeped in tradition, community, and spiritual growth. Our historic church has been a cornerstone of faith for generations, providing a place of solace and worship. From the rich tapestry of our religious ceremonies to the cherished memories created within these sacred walls, we have stood as a beacon of faith and community for years. As we look back on our profound journey, we are excited to announce that new updates are on the horizon, breathing fresh life into our cherished institution. Stay tuned for exciting developments that will continue to enrich the spiritual experience for our community at St. Mary Magdalene Church.
Finding out more
If you would like to find out more about the history of Littleton Church and the
surrounding area, there are plenty of resources.
1. If you come to the church, the latest edition of the St Mary Magdalene
Church Guide is available. Written originally by Barbara Giles, it is full of
colour and black-and-white photos, with a suggested donation of £2 for
2. For a book-length study, on Amazon you can find Mysteries of Littleton
Church by Will Hardy. Including material from a series of local history
talks and articles from the parish magazine, this was published in 2021
and runs to over 160 pages, with many colour and black-and-white
3. Also issued in 2021 is the new edition of the Memorial Inscriptions of St
Mary Magdalene, Littleton, Middlesex. This was put together by Roland
Bostock of the West Middlesex Family History Society, and is helpful for
anyone interested in the details of the memorials in the church and
4. For other features of Littleton Church, another helpful study is the
Record of Church Furnishings: St Mary Magdalene Littleton Middlesex,
compiled in three illustrated volumes by researchers from the National
Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).
5. Littleton Church and nearby Littleton House have strong historic links
with the Wood family. There is a website Ancestors of Ralph and Karen
Wood which follows the family’s genealogy over many generations, with
additional articles and pictures. It was created by Ralph Wood, a great
grandson of the Rev. William Manners Wood, Rector at Littleton Church
between 1893 and 1933.
6. For the wider history of Littleton, Shepperton and the surrounding area,
a good place to find out more is the Sunbury and Shepperton Local
History Society. Run by Nick Pollard, it has regular talks and publishes its
For more information about the above, you can get in touch with Will Hardy at