|Established January 17 1881
|St. Michael, Cumnor, Oxon
Old North Berks branch of the ODG
Dedication:St. Michael, Cumnor
Jenny Dyer, Brindle Bank, Third Acre Rise, Botley, Oxon OX2 9DA
Tel: 01865 862042. Email: email@example.com
Service Ringing: Sun 10.15 - 11.0am, also 6.15 - 7.00pm(2)
Practice night: Wed 7.30 - 9.00pm
Availability and Restrictions
- Visiting ringers: Saturdays (between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm) Weekdays
by special arrangement. All applications via tower correspondent who will
liaise with Vicar and Standing Committee.
- Quarter Peals: By application to tower correspondent and only for
Church Festivals and celebrations.
- Peals : By application to tower correspondent and for Special Church
and State Occasions only.
The Bells (8) 13-1-4 last restored 1988. Two clock hammers to pull
off. Further details.
Access to ringing chamber: Ground floor
Points of interest in church
- Statue of Queen Elizabeth I near the entrance door together with
details of the sad life of Amey Robsart wife of Robert Dudley Earl of
Leicester (linked to the Queen) (read Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott for
- Oak spiral staircase dated 1683 with the central pillar made
from a single tree trunk leads to the belfry. It has the names of the two
churchwardens at that time.
- Ringing area open to church.
- Carved Jacobean pulpit with clerk's pew, nearby a chained bible
- Carved Georgian altar rails and monument to Anthony Forster dated 1572
- During the Civil War, Royalist soldiers came out from Oxford to use
Cumnor Church Tower as a lookout post. When they left they took the
weathercock with them.
Church facilities: Nearest toilet in parish centre opposite church.
Cooking and Tea making facilities, toilets, meeting room(s) for up to 50
people available in parish centre and/or old school with parking on roads
adjacent. A key is in the church.
Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP462042. Park in adjacent school car park.
Limited space on road outside church.
Eating Places: Nearest public house The Vine free house
with restaurant currently serving Bass, Old Hookey, John Smiths etc. ALSO
The Bear and Ragged Staff and The Eight Bells at Eaton both
have good restaurants and drinkable beer.
The Botley Shopping Parade (1 mile) contains The Rocco (Italian),
Tong San (Chinese) and Tandoori (Indian) restaurants.
Local points of interest for non ringers:
Page last updated 23 Apr 2005
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