Marston St Lawrence, St Lawrence

Marston St Lawrence, St Lawrence

Marston St Lawrence, St Lawrence

A Church of 17th century surprises during the reign of Charles the 1st the rector here was Charles Chauncey who falling foul of archbishop Laud left for America to become President of Harvard. Slightly later in that century William Blencoe was born here. He became the head of Charles 2nd’s secret service and was known as the Decipherer for his ability to crack codes. His memorial lies amongst those of his family who line the walls of the chancel. At the other end of the church you will encounter the finest Jacobean screen in the county which is topped by highly curious figures. This medieval church was last restored by Donald Insall in the 1960’s. He was also responsible for the new tall crested canopy for the font the other significant twentieth century work of art ...

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Contact & Opening Times

Main Street
Marston St Lawrence
Banbury
Banbury
OX17 2DA

Opening Times

 

The church is open during daylight hours.

 

Contact Details

 

During the interregnum please contact the Rural Dean Rev Simon Dommett 01869 810903

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