St John the Baptist, Burley

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The Church was built in 1838, the land being given by Sir John Lefevre, Lord of the Manor of Burley, and was consecrated on 14th March 1839 by Bishop Sumner of Winchester.  Before this the local people had to attend Ringwood Parish Church 5 miles away.The cost of about £1,000 was raised by local parishioners for the building of the Church and a further sum of £1,000 to build a Vicarage nearby(now a private house).  Shortly afterwards a Dame School was built in the churchyard to provide education for local children until the County School was built some 15 years later.

The Victorian architecture has undergone many changes over the years. In 2009 the St Mary Magdelene Chapel was built on the South side for smaller services and private prayer.

Our stained glass windows span over 100 years, the earliest dating from the restoration in 1886. A new window was installed to celebrate the Millenium in 2000.

We are a vibrant worshipping community offering a range of service styles reflecting the diversity of the congregation and a growing ministry to young couples and families. Visitors are always warmly welcomed.

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Revd. Angie Gammon
The Vicarage
Church Lane
BH24 4AP
(01425) 402303 (Vicar)

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Family Parish Communion
A shorter, more relaxed style of Communion service, accessible for all ages.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments
Parish Communion
Every second and fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
All Age Service
An interactive service for the whole family with contemporary songs led by our music group.
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Cafe Church
Held in Burley Village Hall, Pound Lane, this is a chance to chat about topical issues over breakfast, with craft activities for children
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Open Doors
A simple and fun get together for the very young and young in heart held in the St Mary Magdalene Chapel.
Every fourth Sunday at 11:15 AM for ½ hour
Celtic Service
A service of meditation and reflection.
Every second Sunday at 6:00 PM for 40 minutes


Prayer in the Chapel
Held in the Mary Magdalene Chapel
Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour


Prayer in the Chapel
Held in the Mary Magdalene Chapel
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
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Marquee Service
The normal service in church today is replaced by our annual service in the show marquee, Manor Park following the Burley Village Show.
Sunday 5th August 2018 at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass


Regular Bible study groups
Cafe / Restaurant
Church Open Church open every day 0900 - 1700 hrs.Coffee morning every Tuesday from 10am.
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18416
Built: 1838
Archdeaconry: BOURNEMOUTH (412)
Deanery: CHRISTCHURCH (41202)
Benefice: Burley Ville (41/049 M)
Parish Legal Name: St. John Baptist, Burley Ville (410194 )
CofE Church Info: (641194 41/194)
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The current editor is: Clive Gammon

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 15th August 2017
St John the Baptist : Church Lane, Burley, Hampshire, BH24 4AP - Just out of the village centre off Chapel Lane

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