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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New lockdown restrictions

The government has accounced new lockdown restrictons that mean that we will not be able to hold church services for at least 4 weeks.

Alternative on-line options are available:

Some churches will open during daylight hours for individual prayer.  Please see the separate notice on the front page or on the relevant parish page.



St James's Church can be openned for private prayer.

Although St James's Church will normally remain closed, people wishing to access it for private prayer can request the key from the Churchwarden.

As required by government regulation, there will be no services held in church.



The vacancy

As you will be aware we in a "vacancy" and have no full time priest.   We have now started the process of finding a new priest to fill the vacancy and have advertised the position in the Church Times and on line.  

In the meantime Jenny, supported by Peter and other lay members will be supporting the benefice during this time.

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.



Benefice Compline on-line

Please join Jenny and Peter for a short service of Compline

Each Sunday at 6pm.

You can join either using the internet or by telephone.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 565 217 9673
 
You may be held in a virtual waiting room until we can let you in.
 
Or by telephone dial either
020 3481 5240 or  020 3051 2874
When asked, enter the meeting id on your phone keypad: 565 217 9673#


Churchwardens

Tom Aubrey-Fletcher
07917 357777