Records for the parish of Bierton go back to 1294 when Robert de Thame was appointed vicar. There is evidence that a church existed here even before this.
The present church is thought to date back to the 14th century and the main structure has changed very little since then. In the 15th and 16th centuries the walls of the north and south aisles were raised and extra windows added. The present roof and the stained glass windows are 19th century.
The church has seven fine bells, the oldest dating back to 1678. The bells and bell frame were refurbished in 1972. The bells are rung regularly each Sunday and for special services.
The regular church services are:
|Holy Communion||1st & 3rd Sunday of every month||8 am|
|Sung Eucharist||Every Sunday||9 am|
|Family Service||3rd Sunday of every month||11 am|
|Said Eucharist||Every Thursday||7:30 pm|
|Evensong||1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sunday of the month||6 pm|
To start discussing weddings and baptism arrangements please come to St. James’s on Saturdays 10 am – 12 noon or contact the Vicar.
For other enquiries contact the Vicar of St. James the Great, the Reverend Dan Beesley on 01296 424 466 or one of the Church Wardens:
|Christine Tomkins||01296 422 087|
|Cyril King||01296 422 778|