The early history of St Mary Magdalene Church is not clear; the first definite evidence points to establishment in middle of the 12th century, although there may have been a Saxon church on the site.
Part of the nave wall suggests that it the current structure is a Norman church; a modest building in comparison with many of the period and in the following years was enlarged, including the addition of Shell Chapel.
More recent major alterations have been adding a vestry in 1906, the Lich Gate in the 1930’s and most recently – in 2009 – a very much needed toilet and refreshment preparation area. The church and its members are a wonderful teaching and learning resource for our community and it is regularly used to support our RE curriculum.
As a school, we regularly attend services in St Mary Magdalene Church. We always attend at significant times in the Christian calendar, particularly at Christmas and Easter.
We believe it is important for our children to feel, experience and appreciate the ‘specialness’ of our church, so we have services for our children, staff and families which are led by our vicar, Reverend Morris, or supporting clergy.
Leaving Himbleton CE First School and Nursery is a huge milestone for our children and each summer, at the end of the year, we hold a special service in the church to celebrate their time at the school and ‘send them off’ to the next phase of their journey with confidence and love.