St Nicholas, Ickford

  • About Us
  • Find Us
  • Contact Us
  • Services and Events
  • Features and Facilities
  • More Info

Ickford Church dates from around 1170, and is small, quiet and beautiful. It lies on the side of an active village on the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire border.

Particular features of note are the variety of window styles, some exceptional furniture, and the Tipping Memorial, a design based on a famous memorial in Burford (see picture gallery).

Amongst our priests was Gilbert Sheldon (1598-1677) who gave his name to the Sheldonian Theatre. Our vicar is Rev David Kaboleh, who lives in the Rectory at Worminghall.

We are a small but active congregation. Half our services are lay-led, and we are lucky to have members skilled in a number of areas - preaching, music, flower-arranging amongst them.

Once a year we celebrate our Patronal Festival with a special service, and enthrone a child bishop.

The well-supported Friends Group, founded in 2006, regularly raises substantial sums for repair and enhancement of the church and grounds. More on the Friends can be found at

There is always a warm welcome at St Nicholas, and we look forward to seeing you.

If you are looking for historical data about ancestors, please note that our church records are held at the local county office, for which a web-link is

The Bucks Archeological Society is at the following address

Stones in our churchyard that are over 100 years old are heavily weathered, and it is unlikely that we will be able to find lettering clear enough to help you in your search.

Many thanks for your interest in Ickford and its church.

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

This space is for a Google Map.

You are seeing this message instead because your browser has not loaded the program code to produce the map.

This could be for a variety of reasons, including:
  • Your browser does not support Javascript;
  • You have turned Javascript off
In addition we are aware of some problems with Internet Explorer which are currently being worked on. Firefox and Chrome show the map correctly.
Anita Tansley

Send an Email

  • Regular Services
  • Other Events
Printer friendly list of events


Holy Communion
A quiet and reflective service using traditional words based on the Book of Common Prayer. There is usually a short sermon.
Every third Sunday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Morning Praise
This service is devised and led to a theme by a member of our lay team. There are hymns, readings, and an exploration on the subject of the day. This is then followed by coffee - always a popular time for the congregation to get together.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments
Morning Worship
Morning Worship is an inclusive and worship-based service, with modern songs and hymns, and an open and exploratory approach to discovering the gospel together.
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Praise be!
A service of modern worship songs, prayer and readings from a variety of sources, all focusing on praise and thanksgiving, in a more spontaneous and less formal setting. If this appeals to you, we look forward to seeing you.
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Communion
Our monthly communion service for all the church family, using Common Worship, with hymns and a sermon.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Printer friendly list of events
Cafe Service - Puppet Praise
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Christmas Carol Service
Traditional service of lessons and carols, with readings by representatives of village organisations, and carols for the Ickford Choir, Ickford School Choir, and all the congregation
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 3:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols Mince Pies
Friends of St Nicholas Christmas Celebration
Celebrate Christmas with mulled wine, mince pies and carols in St Nicholas Church - hosted by the Friends of St Nicholas
Friday 22nd December 2017 at 6:30 PM for 2 hours
Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Crib Service
Our traditional introduction to Christmas for children and families. Build the crib scene, and enjoy carols in the candlelit church.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
MIdnight Mass
Family Communion with carols
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Christmas Day Praise
Family Service with carols for Christmas Day
Monday 25th December 2017 at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols



Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd David Reardon KABOLEH
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 158
Built: 1170
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: BUCKINGHAM (273)
Deanery: AYLESBURY (27302)
Parish Legal Name: Ickford (270612 )
CofE Church Info: (627612 27/612)
Short URL:
QR Code:

The current editor is: Anita Tansley

Questions about this entry

This page was last updated on Saturday 7th October 2017
St Nicholas : Church Road, Ickford, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9HZ

Our Other Churches

Other Links

Picture Gallery

Calendar of Events

About the Parish

Update this church