Frank Mitchell (1974) repeated tales of the supernatural concerning St Mary’s Church in his series of articles for the Thame Gazette.
Stories of the Grey Lady were rife. As a choir boy in 1903 he was told that 20 years before the Grey Lady had appeared to the Vicar while celebrating Holy Communion. As he approached the lady in Elizabethan costume kneeling at the altar rail she disappeared. Although Mitchell himself never saw the Grey Lady, he reports that the Vicar’s son and his friend had felt her brush past them on the narrow belfry stairs. They reported the distinct rustle of robes. And during World War II many members of the Home Guard claimed to have seen her while climbing to their lookout on the Church tower.