The church is regarded by many as the premier architectural site in Maidenhead. It is one of the finest examples of the work of architect G. E. Street and was completed in 1857. The unique complex consists of the church surrounded on the south side by the Old Vicarage, former school and two clergy houses. On the south western boundary is an almshouse.
The church was founded in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England and remains within that tradition today.