Church of England Diocese of Oxford Shrivenham

About Us

St James Bourton is is a chapel of ease in the parish of Shrivenham with Watchfield & Bourton in the Shrivenham & Ashbury Benefice.


We are in the process of appointing a new Incumbent, who will live in Shrivenham.

The Ministry Team consists of a House for Duty Priest/Associate Vicar, Revd Norma Fergusson who lives in Ashbury, two Licensed Lay Ministers, two retired clergy, and an Authorised Minister. There are other lay members who help lead Family Worship and Morning Prayer.


We welcome adults and children alike to our Family Service at 10am on the 1st Saturday and Family Communion at 9am on the 3rd Sunday. We hope you will stay for refreshments and a chat afterwards.

Messy Church, with creative activities for children, focuses on key events in the Christian year and is held regularly in the Village Hall.