All Saints' Church, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire

Nuneham Park, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX44 9PQ
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Opened daily
  • Overview
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  • What's nearby

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 lifesize memorial.

  • Access information

    If you are driving follow signs to Global Retreat car park. Continue on foot following signs to the house. Continue past the front of the house through a small pedestrian archway and then up the grass slope in front of you.  It is approximately 200m approx the nearest road on the estate. Access is across grass parkland at the top of a steep slope to the west portico with a shallow step up to a level porch and nave.

  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number of them have heating, running water or lavatories.
  • Directions
    6 miles south east of Oxford; in centre of Nuneham Courtenay village, take access road (west) off A4074 to the Global Retreat Centre.
  • Transport
    Nearest railway station: Oxford (6 miles).
  • History & Further 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

    Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire County Guide

    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.

  • Community information

    Click on the link below to download a copy of the church plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church.

    Church plans are a living document which combines information on the church’s history and its current use, outlines maintenance and repair needs, combines this with feedback and recommendations from the community, and concludes with an action plan setting out agreed short, medium and long term goals to support the sustainable use and care of the church.

    This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!

    Nuneham Courtenay Church Plan 2023.pdf