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.
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 nearest rail station is located at Bures Hamlet
it or Lose it
New Communuity Bus Service
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
you free on a Thursday ?
why not drop into the Village Hall between
10.00 and 12.00 to join our Coffee Morning.
Coffee, tea and home made cakes
Telephone 01787 228437 for further information
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
from the Rev John Chander
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!
Were 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
Next month we plan to hold an Open Event when we can show everyone
how its going.
The Rev John Chandler,
Priest at Mount Bures Church
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
For a full list of
the webpages then use the Site map button on the top tool bar.
am constantly seeking out new information which I can publish
on this site. If you have factual material which you think would
be of interest to others in the village,
then please let me know via the Contact button above
Currently 162, web pages ( those
including photographs) online.