Mount Bures

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Where are we ?

The parish of Mount Bures takes its name from the "Mount" or "Mound" which stands at the centre of the village and "bur" which means building or dwelling.
The village residers in Essex, the River Stour to the North and wakes Colne to the south.

Mount Bures was previously called "Bures St John, Little Bures or Bures Sackville" to distinguish it from Bures Hamlet and Bures St Mary.
Today Mount Bures is its adopted name.
The railway opened in 1848 and runs through the centre of the village
The nearest rail station is located at Bures Hamlet


Recent Additions


NEW:Mount Bures Football Team

Colchester Archaeological Group New Publication on Local History

NEW:- Railway Crossing



Flower Festival at Mount Bures Church 2014

Photographs of the Flowers inside the Church last year can be viewed here


NEW:-Festival of Flowers 2015
Flower Festival at Mount Bures Church CO8 5AS

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June 2015
10am - 4pm

Scrumptious cakes, and homemade refreshments in the village hall with book stall, name the teddy, bric a brac and raffle.
Includes open garden, plant stall and opportunity to buy metal artwork and garden furniture.
Treasure Hunt Nature Trail and fun activities for children
Special events arranged for this year include guided talks on the history of St John Church, Bluegrass music and Morris Dancers!
Culminates in a Songs of Praise service on Sunday evening at 5pm.

Tel: Jan Hughes 01787 227649

St Johns Church


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Latest News

William Cant emigrated to Australia in 1850 from Mount Bures, when he was only 20 years of age.

He subsequently joined an expedition across Western Australia which turned out to be disastrous venture.








Welcome to the Rev John Chandler,
the new Priest at Mount Bures Church




Sadly we have to report that Ida McMaster died peacefully on November 14th 2014, aged 96
Not only did Ida write the book "Mount Bures its Lands and its People" she was a founder member of this web site, She provided a wealth of material in order for the web site to be launched. Ida then continued to be a very active supporter, answering any enquiries relating to Mount Bures until her failing health only a few weeks ago.
LINK:- Ida`s Memorial service




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