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All Saints Church, Burythorpe

Parochial Church Council Officials

Vicar:
Rev Jenny Hill 01653 618574
 
Churchwardens:
Mrs B Lowe 01653 658367
R St C Preston 01653 619000
 
Treasurer:
A Marshall 01653 658300
 
PCC Secretary:
Mrs Nancy Pullan 01653 656368

The Parish

All Saints Church is one of eight churches in the Parish of West Buckrose.

Services

Times and places of services can be seen on the Noticeboard at the end of the lane leading to the church and on the noticeboard in the church porch.

News

At the Annual General Meeting held on March 27th, Mrs Rose Calvert stood down as Secretary.  Mrs Nancy Pullan was elected.  All other officials were re-elected.

The main event in 2012 was a Musical Evening at the home of the Thompsons on Friday May 25th..  At the time of writing these notes, the evening had not taken place but numbers attending are looking good.

The quinquennial report on the state of the church has been received.  All urgent matters have been dealt with and overall the report was very favourable.

History

Often referred to as "The Church on the Hill" the building is a well known landmark.  The site is an old one and signs of Roman occupation dating from the 3rd Century AD have been found.  The present church was built in 1865 on the same site as the old church which was pulled down.  Much work has been done in recent years.  The bell tower was repaired in 1983, the South facing roofs re-slated, the organ completely restored and electricity installed.  The old gas lights were initially kept but in 2003 electric lights were put in because the gas lamps were getting difficult to maintain.

The font is from the previous building.  The stained glass is Victorian but it is thought that the octofoil and ringfoil smaller windows may have been incorporated from the earlier church.  The ancient chalice, or communion cup, dated 1568 is used only on major occasions, but there is a framed picture and details in the church.  A fuller history can be seen on the table just inside the church door.

Church Hall

The Church Hall is available for hire. View the links below for conditions of hire, hire rates and a booking form.

Conditions of Hire
Hire Rates
Booking Form

Please feel free to print off copies of the relevent forms.