Boarstall

The Parish of Boarstall is a small and scattered one, on the county border with Oxfordshire. There has been a place of worship in Boarstall from the fourteenth century. The present building dates from around 1819, replacing an earlier structure which was largely destroyed during the Civil War.

In the absence of any other meeting point for the village, the Church is seen as being the heart of the community. Fund raising is at the heart of church life in Boarstall. The main fund raising event is the Boarstall Fete held in June each year in the beautiful surroundings of the Boarstall Tower. It is a highly successful and involves almost every resident of the Parish. In the autumn, the parishioners prepare a Harvest Feast which is enjoyed by all. The year is rounded off by the carol service, after which the congregation is invited to Manor Farm for mulled wine and mince pies; a happy social gathering and a festive start to Christmas.

Where we are...


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Services during the vacancy

During the vacancy, the intent is to keep the current service pattern in tact to the greatest possible extent. 

One change that will be made is that Holy Communion at Boarstall will be at 08:30 (half an hour earlier than hitherto).  This allows Jenny to get to her next service on time.

Inevitably there will be times when we have to change.  Please keep an eye on this website, the Bernwood News or the Pew Sheet.



The vacancy

As you will be aware, Priscilla has now retired and will be leaving the benefice at the beginning of February.

At that point we will start the process of finding a new priest to fill the vacancy.   It can take time to find the right candidate for the post (before Priscilla arrived, the previous vacancy had lasted  some 15 months).

In the meantime Jenny will be supporting the benefice together with an array of retired and visiting clergy to take our services.

If you have a question, we recommend that a Churchwarden should be the first port of call, if appropriate to your circumstances.  You can find the list of Churchwardens in Who's Who.



Forthcoming services

Sunday, 2nd February

8.30 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

Churchwardens

Tom Aubrey-Fletcher
07917 357777