St Mary the Virgin, Castle Eaton

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St Mary the Virgin is a Grade I listed church standing on the banks of the upper reaches of the River Thames, overlooking meadow lands which are documented in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles.  There has been Christian worship on this site since at least the 12th Century and several restorations, one notably being attributed to Butterfield, the Victorian architect.  There are several unusual features including a wall painting that was restored in 1998, and a Sanctus bell tower above the chancel containing a medieval bell.  The bell chamber has six bells that are in regular use.  Open daily from April to November and at weekends in the winter, St Mary's welcomes many visitors from all over the world, some walking the nearby Thames Path, some seeking past connections, all enjoying not only the history but the peace and tranquility of its beautiful setting.

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Revd Jean Brown
Orchard House
High Street
Meysey Hampton
Tel: 01285 850218 (Team Vicar)
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Morning Worship
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Common Worship
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Holy Communion
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Common Worship
Morning Worship
United Parishes service for Palm Sunday at St James, Marston Meysey, with donkey procession
Every third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Common Worship
Morning Worship
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Common Worship
Word & Worship
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Common Worship
Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Spire/steeple Wall paintings / art Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Audio Visual Facilities Assistance Dogs Visitor Parking Available

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The Revd John Joseph SWANTON
The Rectory
Ampney Crucis
(01285) 851309
A Church Near You ID: 14332
Built: 12th century
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Fairford Deanery Patronage Board
Archdeaconry: CHELTENHAM (162)
Deanery: CIRENCESTER (16203)
Benefice: South Cotswold Team Ministry (16/098CM)
Parish Legal Name: Castle Eaton (160312 16/312)
CofE Church Info: (616312 16/312)
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The current editor is: Louise Gold

St Mary the Virgin : The Street, Castle Eaton, Wiltshire, SN6 6JZ
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