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Please telephone the Revd Becky Mathew for Launton and Bucknell wedding enquiries on 01869 324153 or email or the Parish Office 01869 323375 for St Edburg’s enquiries

You can legally be married at St Mary’s or St Peter’s if you or your fiancé live in the Bicester Team Ministry Area or you are a regular church member. You may also be married at St Peter’s, Bucknell or St Mary’s Launton if you fulfil one of the following requirements:

We are very much a village church and you’ll soon get to recognise the familiar faces. We hold a weekly Sunday service at 9.15am – the church bell serves as a morning alarm clock to many in the village!

Today the village boasts an impressive number of businesses and public services for its size. Two public houses, a post office, a butcher, a petrol forecourt and shop, a general store open every day, a railway station, a primary school and numerous companies providing services to local agricultural and forestry enterprises.

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Despite more houses, the number of people living in Bucknell has dropped. The population of the village in 1811 Census was 226. At the end of the 19th century this had risen to 546. In the 1981 Census the population of the village was 494; in 1991 the population of the parish (probably including Bedstone) was 601 consisting of some 250 dwellings and in 2001 it was 642 in 294 dwellings.[6]

We are one of 5 churches that make up the Bicester Area Team. We are based in the village of Bucknell on the North-West outskirts of Bicester town meeting in the beautiful building of St Peter’s Church on Bainton Rd.

"For me, being a Gates Scholar is a gift to become great so that you can help others become great."

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"If you allow students to wait, to study deeply and be responsible for what they say, they can really feel themselves thinking and understanding something that they did not understand previously."

A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 6. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1959.

In the meantime, May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine upon your window pane. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near to you and May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. Amen. (Traditional Blessing)

"I know that if I was somewhere else, I wouldn't be getting the same types of opportunities in research or in performance, and the fact that they just continue to get better and better makes me all the more glad to be at Bucknell."

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From researchers and volunteers to authors and athletes, Bucknell's Class of 2020 is a talented group that will hit the ground running.

We also love getting together for social events through the year and the highlight for many is our special Harvest evening service and our Christmas Carol service followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

For some couples a church marriage may be not an option but we are able to undertake services of blessing for a marriage that has been registered in a civic registry office. A thanksgiving service for marriage may also be an option for those wanting to celebrate a special wedding anniversary or those who may be wishing to renew their marriage vows.

The village has a railway station on the Heart of Wales Line. There are nine trains a day on weekdays and eight on Saturdays, five/four to Shrewsbury and four to Swansea (plus two each way on Sundays).[7] There is also a bus service to Knighton and Ludlow.

Bucknell is a village and civil parish in south Shropshire, England. The village lies on the River Redlake, within 660 yards (600 m) of the River Teme and close to the borders with Wales and Herefordshire. It is about 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Knighton and is set within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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If you are an adult and are thinking about being baptised and confirmed please get in touch with Revd Becky by phone or email

Route planning around the station including maps and platforms

St Peter's Church, Bainton Rd, Bucknell, Oxfordshire, OX27 7LS

Historically, most of the male population worked in agriculture and timber.

The earth mound at The Olde Farm in Bucknell is the remains of a Norman motte castle situated on the banks of the River Redlake, close to a river crossing point and to the Parish Church. In 1554–55 an Act of Parliament was passed transferring the whole of Bucknell to the county of Shropshire. The Lords of the Manor at that time were the Sitwell family.

Holy Communion 9.15am A family friendly service using Common Worship.

The NSF-funded project will provide research and educational opportunities for years to come.

The village has the "P"s identified by Country Life as essential to a successful village: a pub, a post office, a place of worship, a primary school and public transport.[3]

Platform access via roughly surfaced path and ramp steeper than 1:12.

The land upon which the present school was built was given in 1865. The first schoolmaster appointed in 1867 to the new St Mary's National School was Mr Henry Evans, 24 years old. The school was extensively re-modelled in 1966 when additional teaching space and a kitchen was added enabling meals to be cooked on the premises.St Mary's school is a maintained Church of England primary school with 43 pupils on roll at January 2004. The age range is 4–11 years.

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After World War I a Memorial Hall was built in the village, originally from a mess hut removed from a Canadian Army camp, and still stands. It contains plaques in memory of men from the parish who died serving in the World Wars.[4] One of those behind its construction was William Burgoyne.


Bucknell Arts Residential College students create their own masks and performances to explore social identity.

The name is derived from Old English and means 'Bucca's hill' or 'he-goats' hill'.[2]

Completed in late 2015, the renovation restored Carnegie's historical charm while adding 21st-century energy-saving upgrades.

Your banns will normally be called at the 9.15am Sunday service at St Peter’s Bucknell or the 11am Sunday Service at St Mary’s Launton on three consecutive Sundays two months before your wedding.

Bucknell University students welcome visits from certified therapy dogs twice a semester.

For more detailed information about the history of the village of Bucknell, church and local manor click here.