Ordnance Survey reference SJ 243730.
The earliest recorded reference to St. Mary's Church dates from the thirteenth century. The original church was on the plan of a parallelogram. It had a north aisle, a porch, and a small wooden steeple at its west end. By 1846, the condition of the church had deteriorated so badly that it was considered to be unsafe. Permission was granted to worship in the Town Hall. The church was completely demolished and a new building, designed by the architect Ambrose Poynter, was erected on the same site. At the time, a number of old coffin lids and inscribed slabs were discovered in the foundations. The new church was consecrated on 5th December 1848. It consists of a nave, with north and south aisles, a short chancel, and a north-west clock tower with an octagonal spire.
In 1992, the local authority initiated a programme of pedestrianisation in the area around the church. During this work, some 60 memorials, mainly of the flat slab type, were discovered, many with most interesting inscriptions.
The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.
There are also two district churches - St. David, Oakenholt, which was opened in 1872; and St. Thomas, Flint Mountain, which was opened in 1875.
Nonconformist Churches "Welsh Church Commission - County of Flint - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905"lists the following nonconformist places of worship in the Civilparish of Flint :
|Name of Chapel||Denomination||Number of "adherents"|
|Sion - Welsh||Congregational||100|
|Not named - English||Congregational||70|
|Bethania, Pentre||Calvinistic Methodist||140|
|Cae Coch, Pentre||Calvinistic Methodist||Not stated|
|Bryn||Calvinistic Methodist||Not stated|
|Not named||English Presbyterian||260|
|Not named||English Wesleyan||110|
|Bethel, Flint Mountain||Wesleyan||150|