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
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
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Common Worship
Word & Worship
Informal service of songs and praise
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments


Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings
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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): 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 )
CofE Church Info: (616312 16/312)
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The current editor is: Jean Brown

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This page was last updated on Friday 18th November 2016
St Mary the Virgin : The Street, Castle Eaton, Wiltshire, SN6 6JZ

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