St Augustines, Burrough Green is early 13th Century having had major renovations at the end of the 17th Century. Possibly the most historically interesting of our Benefice churches because of the rare three gabled aisles, the five De Burgh family effigies, stone sedilla and double piscina. St Augustines can seat approximately 175 people plus 20 choir seats - we do also have space for some additional chairs.
We have a regular Communion service at 9.00 am on the third Sunday of each month and a Family Service on the first Sunday of each month - this is child centred and we often have action songs - be warned! Like other parishes, we also have special services at different times in the Church calendar. You are welcome to any of our services and we would love to see you.
Coming up at Burrough Green:
We will be hosting the Remembrance Sunday Service at St Augustines on Sunday 13 November at 10.55 am - please do join us, all welcome.
Churchyard Wall The churchyard wall collapsed earlier this year. The Diocese put us in contact with The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).
Joe Orsi, a volunteer from SPAB came in October 2022 and taught a group of local volunteers several techniques, including flint knapping, required to repair the wall with lime, flints, and bricks. Coping bricks and shoulder plinth bricks were made locally to replace broken bricks. A time capsule and Jubilee mug were put inside the wall. Inside the time capsule is a list of all participants including 3 children giving their ages, a 50p coin and the outer cover of The Times newspaper. The project took 4 days. Different members of the group provided soup lunches and other refreshments. We were very lucky with the weather, the sun shone for us on all four days.
Several people including children from the village came to see the wall being repaired and Joe gave details of the different skills. He demonstrated flint knapping and taught one child how to do it commenting that the child has a natural talent! We are immensely grateful to Joe Orsi and SPAB for their full support of this project. It is wonderful the have the wall repaired and participants will now be able use the skills learnt to carry out further repairs in their own settings. The whole team had great fun and there was much banter over the four days!
St Augustine’s Project After many years of planning and fund raising we were finally able to carry out significant work to provide a modernised facility meeting the needs of our community. We are particularly grateful and would like to acknowledge the grant that we have received form the Amey Community Fund (part of the Landfill Communities Fund) which has contributed towards the cost of this project. We would also like to acknowledge contributions made by the All Churches Trust and Headley Trust.
The work is now completed and includes a new phase 3 power supply to the church, under pew heating throughout, a new water supply, drainage, an accessible WC, refreshment and flower preparation area and a hearing loop. It is hoped that the church will serve as a venue in which a large number of people with differing needs can gather for a variety of reasons. The school and playgroup in the village will be able to use the church as an additional learning environment as well as being able to stage additional music and other events. The elderly and disabled in the village may attend events without the need for transport and the community as a whole can come together at any time during the year, enhancing the community spirit for which the village already has a reputation. The church is open and freely accessible every day of the year.
Some additional village links which might interest you:
Burrough Green also has The Reading room (Village Hall) which is owned by the Diocese on behalf of the PCC. It is leased by the Parish Council and run by a management committee and can be booked for events. Currently there is no website but contact details can be found here.
Some information on the Church which you may find useful can be found in these documents: