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The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
Including historical descriptions, maps and statistical analysis.

Rev John Mendham

Rector Clophill


John Mendham was the Rector at Clophill from 1844 until his death in 1869.
His main achievement was the building of the new St Mary's Church in the High Street. Despite efforts to increase the capacity of the Old St Mary's on the hill, it was still not large enough to house the increasing congregation.

New Church

New Church

Two charities, Clophill Church Estate & The John Mendham Charity, generate an income to be used by the churchwarden on maintaining the fabric of the church.



1832-43

Assistant Curate

14th March 1844

Rector

1845

Extends Rectory

1845

Plans for new church

1847

Funding the new church

19 June 1848

First Stone Laid

8 July 1849

Farewell to Old Church

10 July 1849

New Church consecrated

1868

Loan repaid in full

April 1869

Death

1869

Eulogy

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