About us

The Church of St. John the Baptist, Mount Bures is a friendly and welcoming community of people, meeting in our beautiful Grade 1-listed Church building which has been serving the Village since the 12th Century.

Our main service is at 9:15am each Sunday. It lasts about an hour. Most of our services are quite informal, such as our Family Services and Festivals, and we have refreshments afterwards - we try to make sure that every service is suitable for people of all ages and traditions. Whether you pop in occasionally or become more involved, you'll get the same warm welcome!

Many people visit our Church building because of its age and beauty - and it's a lovely venue for weddings.

The Church is open to visitors every day as well as Sundays, and we look forward to welcoming you -

whether to worship with us, for private prayer or to enjoy our beautiful surroundings.

You're welcome!

From October 2019, our Parish is in Vacancy (it used to be called Interregnum). That means we are awaiting the appointment of our next Vicar. In the meantime, we are supported by the Clergy and Lay Leaders from other Churches in the North Colchester Family of Churches. 

Our Vicar

The Parish is currently 'in Vacancy', and we've already begun preparations for the appointment of a new Priest. In the meantime, emails to vicar@wormingford.com will still reach us!

Revd Ray Gibbs

Head of the North Colchester

Family of Churches

Canon Dr Ronald Blythe

Reader Emeritus


Being part of the Church of England, St. Andrew's Church, Wormingford is managed by the Parochial Church Council, elected by those on the Church's Electoral Roll. The Priest-in-Charge is Chairman, and the Council also includes:

Churchwardens: Emma Barr and Sheryl Latto

Deputy Churchwardens: John Cowlin and Janet Huhges


Secretary: Christine Morgan

Treasurer: Dale Rout

... who are supported by many dedicated volunteers.