The Bourtons – All Saints Church
All Saints is one of the churches in the Shires Edge Benefice, with St James the Great in Claydon, St Mary the Virgin in Cropredy, All Saints in Mollington and St Mary Magdalene, Wardington. The vicar is the Reverend Hilary Campbell. You can see the pattern of services throughout the benefice for each month here.
Everyone is welcome to join us at the services or at our Cafe Church at All Saints. Historically they have been held on the first Saturday of the month but this year they will be held to coincide with local events. Details will be published on the services page each month. Cafe Church is an ideal opportunity for people to get together and enjoy refreshments and good company. You will receive a warm welcome.
There is also a Bible study group which meets regularly, details of which are shown on the church services page.
A food bank system operates from the Church and donations can be left for onward distribution to the Banbury Food Bank scheme.
All Saints now has a small servery and cloakroom facilities so can be used for social gatherings and events. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact George Ennis on 750522.
Photographs of some of the memorials in the Churchyard with their inscriptions are available to view here.
The Bourtons – Family History
If you are researching your family history and have queries relating to the Bourtons, please email us.
Note that you can also reference Pam Keegan’s work on All Saints Graveyard via this website. Our thanks to Pam Keegan for making her work available to us. Her work on Cropredy can be seen on the Cropredy village website. Please note that Pam Keegan’s permission must be sought for commercial use or use in written publications.
If you have researched your family history and can share with others what you have learned about your Bourton relations, we would love to hear from you.
Although the church is not as old as many of those in surrounding villages, it still has a very interesting history.
A service of Remembrance is held every November in the church and the service always begins by the war memorial outside.
The churchyard is now closed for burials and is maintained by the Parish Council. The new Burial Ground in Foxden Way.