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

There is a "contact" facility,
for further information

Church News

Message from the Rev John Chander

I have just heard that work is about to begin on the Hospitality Project, which means that in few months’ time we may have a kitchen and toilet in the Church!
We’re pleased to say that the Contractor who won the competitive tender is one we have worked with before, so they know us well.
So expect to see a few changes, week by week, as the
facilities take shape. During the works, the Church will still be open during the day on Mondays to Fridays, and for Church services of course.
Next month we plan to hold an Open Event when we can show everyone how it’s going.

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, 50th Anniversay of the
Flower Festival 2018

View the Photographs taken inside the church during 2018

also visit

Olives Garden and Yorklettes Cottage


Flower Festival dates for 2019

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2019


The Rev John Chandler,
Priest at Mount Bures Church

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.