St Mary, Bibury

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Norman north door, Bibury

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  • Saxon gravestone
  • 12th century glass window
  • Norman doorway arches
  • 13th century font
  • Saxon chancel columns and capitals
  • 15th century roof
  • 18th century wall monuments
  • 17th century table tombs
  • 20th century stained glass window                                                                                                                                               St Mary's church is a Grade I listed building and a gem among Cotswold churches. We do not know when the first church was built at Bibury, but it was probably shortly after Bishop Wilfrith of Worcester granted the estate to Earl Leppas and his daughter Beaga (721 - 743 AD). The village became known as Beagan-byrig, or Beaga's enclosure. Over centuries the name was gradually corrupted into its current form of Bibury. 
  • West window, St Mary's, BiburyThere was certainly a church here at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, when the manor and church were owned by St ary's Priory in Worcester. In 1130 the estate passed to Osney Abbey, near Oxford.        It remained in Osney's hands until the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

At Bibury we have three regular services a month at 11.00am, Eucharist on the first and second Sundays, and Morning Prayer on the 4th Sunday. We occasionally have a 3rd Sunday service but there is always a service at Winson on the third Sunday at 9.30am and at Barnsley at 11.00am. 5th Sundays are joint benefice services with Winson and Barnsley and tend to be held at different venues.

Bibury is a popular wedding venue - if you would like to explore the possibility of being married in our lovely church please contact our wedding co-ordinator Dr Val Smith - biburybarnsleywinsonweddings@gmail.com

FOR CURRENT SERVICE TIMES SEE GRID FOR RELEVANT MONTH ON VIEW AT: http://www.biburyvillage.uk/documents/archived/vl1706.pdf

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01285 740301 (Revd Tim Hastie-Smith - Vicar) or 01451 860212 (Jackie Colburn, Churchwarden)

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Crib Service
A very child friendly Crib Service with active child involvement
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly
 
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Sunday

Sunday Worship - 2nd Sunday CW HC
Modern language Eucharist, first two Sundays of the month. No service third Sunday - Morning prayer 4th Sunday. 5th Sundays as advised.
Every first and second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Sunday Worship - 4th Sunday MP
Service at 11am on all Sundays except 3rd Sunday which is at 8.30am
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Book of Common Prayer
Sunday Worship - Ist Sunday CW - HC
Modern language Eucharist, first two Sundays of the month. No service third Sunday - Morning prayer 4th Sunday. 5th Sundays as advised.
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
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Remembrance Service
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:50 AM for 50 minutes
Refreshments
Lessons and Carols
Traditional service of 7 lessons and carols
Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 50 minutes
Christmas Carols
Crib Service
A very child friendly Crib Service with active child involvement
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly
Midnight Communion
Traditional Midnight Holy Communion Service
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Christmas Family Celebration
Monday 25th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour

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Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ
     
Guidebooks
Church Open Daylight hours, the church is open and locked at dusk. There are small guide books and leaflets available for purchase in the church.Coffee is served after the Sunday services.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
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Incumbent: The Revd John Joseph SWANTON
Team Vicar: The Revd Caroline Jane SYMCOX
Team Vicar: The Revd Andrew Victor CINNAMOND
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14330
Built: Saxon
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: CHELTENHAM (162)
Deanery: CIRENCESTER (16203)
Benefice: South Cotswold Team Ministry (16/098CM)
Parish Legal Name: Bibury with Winson (160310 )
CofE Church Info: (616310 16/310)
Short URL: acny.uk/14330/
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This page was last updated on Monday 12th June 2017
 
 
 
St Mary : Cemetery Road, Bibury, Bibury, Gloucestershire, GL7 5NR - next to the school

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