St Mary the Virgin, Layer Breton

Layer Breton Heath
Layer Breton

The church stands at the south west corner of Layer Breton Heath. Driving from Birch to Layer Breton you will find it on your left just before the Heath gives way to housing. There is a small car park on the south side of the church.


St Mary's was constructed by the village firm of Huttons and consecrated on 16th November 1923. Built in remembrance of James Round of Birch Hall (a local landowner and Privy Councillor) by his relations and friends. The sanctuary has fine oak panelling. The organ at the back of the church was built by students of Merton Technical College, Wimbledon, and installed in March 1996.

Layer Breton Heath is a good place for a short walk. The Heath is well looked after by a management committee and a hard working local group of Conservation Volunteers.