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The Vicar of our Benefice and his wife, Steve and Angela Morley

Our Mission

To help everyone to come into a living relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.


is a rural village of about 1,600 on the east of England between Sudbury and Colchester.

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Our Churches

St Mary's occupies a 14th century building in the centre of the village.

The main Sunday service is at 10.30 a.m. 

There is also a Book of Common Prayer Communion service with no music at 8 a.m.

On the second Sunday we have two services at 10.30 a.m., Holy Communion in church and cafe church 'Second Sunday' held in the school hall. 

On Wednesday mornings we have a short informal service of Morning Prayer at 10 a.m. led by one of the church elders.  This is followed by a coffee morning. 

Once a month there is a service for pre-school children and their carers, 'Stepping Stones'. 

Once a term we have an evening of informal worship, 'Come Together'. 

All Saints Little Cornard is a romantically remote but lively parish church with services every Sunday except the first of the month when the three parishes of the benefice meet for a joint service at St Mary's Bures.  Visit us on the first Tuesday of the month for coffee or light lunch from 10 am to 4 pm, and a short service of Morning Prayer at 9 am on Fridays.  See also

St Edmund's Assington, a beautiful church in the fields on the outskirts of the village, also has a service each Sunday except during August.  See

Home Groups.  For information about our home groups and which one might suit you contact Steve Morley

Children and Young People - click here.

Prayer Meetings.  Wednesdays at 9.15 a.m. in St Mary's and and Saturdays at 8.30 a.m. usually in the Vicarage - all welcome to pray for our church and community.

Latest News

Our link church the Friendship Church in Ruse, Bulgaria, is now sending us regular updates. Click here for their latest news.

St Mary's Church, Bures



Click here to see this month's Prayer diary.


The Alpha course  is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith.  It’s relaxed, non-threatening, low key, friendly and fun.  

Click here for more information on this course.

Our Assistant Clergy

      Mary Cantacuzčne & Jo Goymour

Holiday Club in action

The north porch

Visit to our link church the Friendship Church in Ruse, Bulgaria (see EPIC)

Parochial Church Council:  Carol Barnham,  Bill Box, Kenneth Brightwell,  Andrea Carter, Peter Duffus, Sue Emerson, Simon Godfrey, Fred Goymour, Virginia Hill, David Lee, Jan Lindsey-Smith


PCC Secretary:  Sue Ryman

Deanery Synod Members: Lynda Lee,  Derek Wolsten-Croft

Churchwardens:                                  Dick Gould, Alan Ryman

Treasurer:   Charlotte Scott

Lay Ministers: Murray Emerson, John Symons, Andrew Clifft                         ,

  Elders: Andrea Carter, Carol Barnham, Sue Emerson, Sylvia Gaspar, Virginia Hill, Sarah Pryor, Sue Ryman, Jenny Wright

Elder in training:  Carol Barnham

  Worship Leader:  Sue Emerson
  Deacon:  Tricia Box
  Trainee Ordinand: , Simon White
  Webmaster:  Virginia Hill - please send any information or pictures for the website to

 Our church  is  linked to:


The Church of England


  Diocese of St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich


Bures village websites  


Bures Primary School