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Covered Market - New venture from Nuffield Church

Stoke Row Covered Market in aid of Nuffield Church repairs.

Our third market is fast approaching and will be held on Saturday 15th February in Stoke Row Village Hall. From 10-3pm, 

Lots of stalls selling LOCAL PRODUCE including rare breed lamb from Chiltern Lamb, Pork from New Inn products, Delicious Cakes, biscuits from Oaklands Bakery,  Lily's  jams, preserves, chutneys etc, a bakery , Waterlands  Charcuterie,  Huntsman meat and game and bottled fruit juice.. There will also be a demonstration from Rustic Woodwork on hurdle making and we have  wonderfully warm alpaca wool products and reclaimed wood fashioned into all manner of things and a  lovely homemade Jewellery stall

Come and browse  and enjoy the wonderful relaxed atmosphere, sample the exciting range of LOCAL PRODUCE, then come and join us for a bacon butty and cup of tea.

All proceeds go to Nuffield Church repair funds. 

Future dates below. Always held on the third Saturday of the month. 

  • 15 March 2014
  • 19 April 2014
  • 17 May 2014
  • 21 June 2014
  • 19 July 2014
  • 15 August 2014
  • 20 Sept 2014
  • 18 Oct 2014
  • 15 Nov 2014
  • 20 Dec 2014

The Future of Nuffield Church

The future of your Church hangs in the balance. Can we keep it open? As a Church and/or a community space? What do you think? 


There was a meeting in the Church on Thursday 7th November at 7pm to discuss a possible way forward.

If you were not able to attend, please email your views to

Options for the future of Nuffield Church: 

Option 1.  Do nothing. If we as a community do nothing then the  Church will be sold by the diocese in the next five to ten years

Option 2. We all contribute to the running costs. To keep the church running at present costs £9,700.00 per year.  This means each household would have to pay £46.20 by standing order or have it added to our council tax.

Option3.   We could transform the church  into a village meeting space allow it to pay its own way.  The Church would only be a worship space on Sunday mornings or when it is booked out in advance.

To make this happen we need volunteers. If no one comes forward to help with option 2 or 3 then we are left with option 1.

N.B. In the Parish Plan over 90% of the village wanted the church to be functioning. 

Nuffield Place - Volunteers Needed.

Volunteers are needed for just a couple of hours to help in the café on either a Saturday or Sunday.
It would be for no more than two hours at a time to suit you, e.g. 12.00pm-2.00pm, 2.00pm-4.00pm.  There will be no till work or cooking.  Help is needed with taking trays out to customers in the garden or inside the café, and clearing them up again.
If you would like to help out in this way just call in to Nuffield Place from 11.00am on a Wednesday to Sunday (closed on Monday and Tuesday) and ask for Lin.

The Crown - Nuffield


Coming soon to a church near you!

pm@htn –  open to all, a relaxed Sunday evening opportunity for worship and prayer, using a variety of Christian resources, with a discussion on the Bible passage (in place of a sermon) and concluding with coffee and cake. 

This new venture, led by Rev Ian Thacker (chaplain at Huntercombe prison), started on July 14th at 6pm at Holy Trinity Nuffield (htn!), with a break for August, and will continue on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from September onwards. 



Nuffield Parish 


The ancient Parish of Nuffield is located in the beautiful Chiltern hills between Henley on Thames and Wallingford.


The Norman Church of the Holy Trinity is probably the oldest building in the Parish. Some masonry from this period survives on the south side of the nave. In the 14th century the Church was rebuilt and the north aisle was added. The Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Ferrey restored the chancel in 1845.

The main road (A4130) runs from Henley-on-Thames to Wallingford on the northern side of the Parish, it was made into a turnpike in 1736 (ceasing in 1873).

Huntercombe Hall is situated on the northern side of the Parish and is an Edwardian era Tudor style house designed by Oswald Milne, a former assistant to the Arts & Crafts Movement architect Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1910. Huntercombe Hall is now a care home.

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Nuffield Place (formerly Merrow Mount) completed in 1914 and purchased by Lord Nuffield in 1933 when it was renamed. Lord Nuffield had the house enlarged and lived there until his death in 1963 and is buried at the Holy Trinity Parish Church. Nuffield Place was bequeathed to Nuffield College but is now in the ownership of the National Trust and was reopened to the public in April 2012. Access is by tickets with timed visits to prevent the modest house becoming overloaded with visitors, preventing enjoyment of the home of one of the founders of the British motor industry.

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Our only public house, The Crown is situated on the main road and backs onto the golf course.

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In the centre of the Parish is Huntercombe Golf Club. Designed and built in 1901 by Willie Park junior, the course was heralded and being one of the finest 'inland' links in the country. Willie was a renowned golfer winning the Open Championship in 1887 and 1889 after which he became a credited golf course designer. The rolling countryside, gorse bushes and brisk breezes coming up the Chiltern hillside proved a very enjoyable place to play golf. Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, was also a member and had James Bond playing the infamous Goldfinger on the course in the book of the same name. 

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