All Saints' Church, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire

Address: Nuneham Park, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX44 9PQ
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Church open daily 9.00am - 5.00pm. Please make staff at the nearby Global Retreat Centre aware you are visiting.
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A gentleman’s folly in a beautiful Thames-side setting

This stunning church was built in the 1760s by Solicitor-General Simon Harcourt as part of the landscaped park for Nuneham Park House.

Built to a classical design, with a gleaming dome and six slender columns, the church is as magnificent as its setting overlooking the Thames.

Inside, All Saints is a monument to wealth and taste, with Italian fittings, magnificent memorial sculptures and busts.

Look for the child among the bluebells – a beautiful and moving life-sized memorial.

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Road directions

6 miles south east of Oxford; in centre of Nuneham Courtenay village, take access road (west) off A4074 to the Global Retreat Centre.

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Oxford (6 miles).

OS Reference No.

SU 542 983

What’s on & news

News

16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.









PDF iconBerkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire County Guide (PDF, 4.8mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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Comments

  1. Alan Grove (22 Jun 2012, 16:16)

    Ranks amongst the best as apart from the church there are beautiful grounds and views if you ask for permission to walk round. By the way don't forget to walk on the carpet laid for the coronation of Edward V11and on which he walked.

  2. Nikhilesh Haval (16 Feb 2014, 13:01)

    Beautiful serene church... you can see a 360 panorama inside here: http://nikreations.co.uk/churchesin360/oxfordshire/data/0043OldAllSaintsNunehamCourtenay/

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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All Saints' Church, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There is a steep grass path to the church which is unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.