Mount Bures

Bringing you all the news from the parish

The Home of the Puddingstone

Mount Bures "Motte" was built around 1067 or 1068.
The Mound is a Scheduled Ancient Monument
This web site has now been downloaded into the British Library Archives, which also includes the National Library of Scotland;
the National Library of Wales; Bodleian Libraries, Oxford; University Library, Cambridge; and the Library of Trinity College, Dublin


Mount Bures scenes

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 resides 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

Use it or Lose it
New Community Bus Service

Hedingham Omnibuses Service 83/A from Bures, Bridge Street via Mount Bures and Wakes Colne to Colchester daily.
Now starting from Bures Church.
Monday to Saturday.
Download timetable

Are you free on a Thursday ?

The why not drop into the Village Hall between
10.00 and 12.00 to join our Coffee Morning.
Coffee, tea and home made cakes
Very informal
Telephone 01787 228437 for further information




Recent Additions
NEW: Balls Farm
Demolished to make way for Wormingford Airfield

NEW Quoits Team 2018

Latest Pages updated


Newman Mill
St Johns Church
Beer House
Yorklette Cottage History

NEW Update Newmans WindMill
NEW Arts and Crafts at the Thatchers

1967 Newspaper report on Mount Bures School

NEW Mount Bures
Ukulele Group

This group has performed at the Church Harvest Supper and the Flower Festival in June 2018
Read about its history and details of its members.

There is a "contact" facility,
for further information

Church News

The Rev John Chandler,
Priest at Mount Bures Church
John has retired from the Benefice, after five
successful years at St Johns.

St Johns Church

Work begins on extension

View the extension plans

Finance for the extension now available

John Cowlin 75yrs as a volunteer at the Church
(2 parts)

Rectory Clergy since 1300



Mount Bures, Flower Festival 2019

View the photographs taken inside the Church
and other activities in the village.





NEW:- Mount Bures Church has now launched it own sensational web site.
The Church is an integral part of the Community and has so much to offer.
There is of course the traditional Sunday morning service, but we also provide for Christenings, Weddings and Funerals
Please take the time to visit the site LINK



50 years of the Flower Festival (2018 -1968)

Copy of original service sheet from 1968

Download the complete sheet here

1/7/18 Major update to web site with new improved menu system
Site Map

For a full list of the webpages then use the Site map button on the top tool bar.