Church of England Diocese of Oxford Woolstone

About Us

Woolstone All Saints, in the Uffington Benefice

All Saints is part of the Uffington Benefice, which also includes the parishes of Baulking and Shellingford.

Woolstone has a small but enthusiastic congregation. Over forty generations of villagers have worshipped and found spiritual comfort in our beautiful little church. The Ministry Team includes the Vicar, the Reverend Jeremy Goulston, Beryl Packer, a Licensed Lay Minister, and Hugh Baxter.

The churchwardens are Jeremy Moss and Michael Holmes.

Services

On three Sundays each month the organ fills the nave with sound as worshippers enthusiastically give voice. On the first Sunday in the month evensong takes place at 6.00pm, and Holy Communion is at 9.30am, usually on the third and fourth Sundays. Check with the churchwardens for details.

All Saints welcomes baptisms and marriages.

For further information contact the Vicar or churchwardens.

Contact details:

Reverend Jeremy Goulston 01367 821143

Jeremy Moss churchwarden 01367 820598

Michael Holmes churchwarden 01367820030

History of Woolstone All Saints

All Saints is a late Norman church built in 1195. The chancel was replaced in 1230 and later that century a transept was added, but since then it has remained largely unchanged, aside from repairs and restorations.

By the end of the 15th century new roof timbers and a lead roof had replaced the original thatch. This lasted until 1867 when in turn the lead was replaced by the stone tiles visible today. A vestry was added in 1974.

The 1663 bell was re-cast in 1890 and bears the words ‘God Bless Woolstone’.

The church retains a number of interesting historic features making it worthy of a visit.

It is described in Simon Jenkins ‘Great English Churches’ as 'a little haven of peace and spirituality to be enjoyed for its own sake…light and welcoming. Everything about this church tells you it is much loved by its congregation. Tidy, uncluttered and bedecked with flowers it is a happy place and we were quite captivated by its serenity….it’s a lovely little slice of England.’