Church of England Diocese of Oxford Rotherfield Greys

About Us

St. Nicholas, Rotherfield Greys dates from Norman times, with several specific links to Greys Court.  Due to major re-ordering in the Victorian era there is little left of the original architecture. The church contains an early font, circa 1200, a fine brass dedicated to Sir Robert de Grey, who died in 1387 (this brass is no longer available for rubbing) , a magnificent monument in a side chapel to Sir Frances and Lady Knollys, several monuments to the Stapleton family, many memorial windows and an interesting C20th east window. In the churchyard there are some listed table tombs and an unusual brick covered grave. The Patron is Trinity College, Oxford.

THE ELIZABETH BUILDING: A recent addition to St. Nicholas is The Elizabeth Building a purpose built extension with modern facilities which may be used for meetings and group activities, creches during services or social gatherings after services. It consists of a meeting room/chapel for 30 and a smaller upper room for 10. There is good disabled access at ground floor level. The Elizabeth Building welcomes groups from other diocese/parishes who like to spend time away from their own parish. More details from: (01491) 628297 

CONTACTS AT ST. NICHOLAS: St. Nicholas is a part of the Nettlebed and Greys Benefice whose sister churches are - St. Bartholmew, Nettlebed with Highmoor: St. James, Bix and Assenden; and Pishill with Stonor. The Rector has also been appointed as priest-in-charge of Nuffield Holy Trinity.  St. Paul's Highmoor is now closed.

Only C20th & C21st  records are held at the church. Historical records for this parish are held in the Oxfordshire Records Office. People undertaking research into family history will need to contact this office at St Luke's Church, Temple Road. Cowley, Oxfordshire, OX4 2HT:  01865 398200:  [email protected] /* */

STIPENDARY MINISTER: .  The Benefice is in Interregnum. The Revd. Brendan Bailey  resigned his living w/e from 3rd April, 2017

ASSOCIATE PRIEST:   Canon Brian Shenton who is available in the Benefice on Wednesdays and Thursdays   Contact through the Benefice Office - see below

CHURCHWARDENS: Elizabeth Hodgkin (People's Warden - 01491573192): Romey Poston (Rector's Warden: 01491628026)

LAY CHAIRMAN OF THE PCC:  Richard Ovey 01491574646:  email:  [email protected]

TREASURER TO THE PCC:  Paul Fairweather  01491628421

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC:  David Old mob: 07973822217 [email protected] //

EDITOR of THE LINK (Parish Magazine):   Benefice Office 01491628297:  Benefice Administrator [[email protected]]

DEANERY RURAL OFFICER - Henley Deanery: Gillian Ovey 01491573245 :email: [email protected] /* */ .

A CHURCH NEAR YOU - Gillian Ovey 01491573245:  email:  [email protected] 

BENEFICE OFFICE: Manned Thursday 01491628297 otherwise telephone transferred. 

TO HIRE THE ELIZABETH BUILDING telephone 01491 628297 or  Liz Hodgkin 01491628297email:  [email protected] /* */