Mount Bures

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The Home of the Puddingstone


Mount Bures "Motte" was built around 1067 or 1068.
The Mound is a Scheduled Ancient Monument
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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

May be subject to alterations due to Covid -19 outbreak


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

Temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 outbreak


St Johns Church

Unfortunately for the foreseeable future the Church is closed,
due to the Covid-19 outbreak

 

 


 

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


Latest Pages updated

History of Hobbs Well
Demolition of Rowneys Farm

NEW Mount Bures
Ukulele Group


This group has performed at numerous local
events in the area.
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.
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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

St Johns Church web site

 

 


SHEILA COWLIN
Sadly Sheila passed away after a long illness
on 22nd July 2020.
Sheila was life-long member of St Johns Church.
She will be sorely missed
in decorating the Church each year for the
Festival of Flowers.

The interment service was held at
St Johns Church on august 24th 2020

Link to Funeral Service



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
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