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.

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Revd Gemma Beesley appointed to the Benefice.

The Patrons of the Bernwode Benefice, the Bishop of Oxford, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher and the Church Pastoral Aid Society are pleased to announce that the Revd Gemma Beesley has been offered and formally accepted the post of Rector.  Gemma is currently finishing her curacy in the parish of Cowley.  Gemma is married to Jason and we look forward to welcoming them to the Benefice

The installation will be in July.

Benefice live-stream service

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.

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Meeting ID: 565 217 9673
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020 3481 5240 or  020 3051 2874
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Forthcoming services

Sunday, 2nd May

8.30 am

Holy Communion (BCP)


Tom Aubrey-Fletcher
07917 357777