Timmy Mallett chooses Cookham Church

The National Churches Trust, still better known by its old name the Historic Churches Preservation Trust, has asked personalities to name their favourite church.

Timmy Mallett has chosen Cookham’s Holy Trinity Church which has the Thames Path running through its churchyard.

“This is my church – I ring the bells here. It’s the spiritual home of the League of Frontiersmen and home of the anchoress who was bricked into her cell for 12 years to pray for Henry II. The choir say they can still smell her at certain times of the year! Brilliant! Stanley Spencer wanted to paint murals in the 1950s – the Church turned him down! Mistake, I think….”

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