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Church Dedications

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Barton Hartshorn
Parish Church: St. James
Biddlesden
Parish Church: St. Margaret
Chetwode
Parish Church: St. Nicholas & St. Mary
Luffield Abbey [1]
Parish Church: None
Preston Bissett
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Radclive
Parish Church: St. John the Evangelist
Shalstone
Parish Church: St. Edward Confessor & King
Stowe
Parish Church: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tingewick
Parish Church: St. Mary Magdalene
Turweston
Parish Church: St. Mary
Water Stratford
Parish Church: St. Giles

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Todenham
Parish Church: St Thomas a Beckett (also "St Thomas of Canterbury")

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Abthorpe
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Adstone
Parish Church: All Saints
Aston le Walls
Parish Church: St. Leonard
Roman Catholic: The Sacred Heart & Our Lady
Aynho
Parish Church: St. Michael & All Angels
Brackley
Parish Church: St Peter [1830 Pigot & Co. directory : St James as well as St Peter]
Roman Catholic: St. Martin, Halls Lane (served from St. Bernadine of Siena, Buckingham)
Badby
Parish Church: St. Mary
Blakesley cum Woodend
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Boddington Lower & Upper
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Brackley
Parish Church: St. Peter [1830 Pigot & Co. directory : St. James as well as St. Peter]
Bradden
Parish Church: St. Michael
Byfield
Parish Church: Holy Cross (Diocese: Peterborough)
Canons Ashby [2]
Parish Church: St. Mary
Catesby Upper & Lower
Parish Church: St. Mary & St. Edmund
Chacombe
Parish Church: St. Peter & St. Paul
Primitive Methodist Chapel (not marked on modern maps)
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (marked on modern maps)
Charwelton
Parish Church: Holy Trinity
Chipping Warden
Parish Church: St. Peter & St. Paul (Diocese of Peterborough)
Croughton
Parish Church: All Saints
Roman Catholic: RAF Croughton NN13 5NQ (Buckingham)
Culworth
Parish Church: St. Mary
Edgecote
Parish Church: St. James
Evenley
Parish Church: St. George
Everdon
Parish Church: St. Mary
Eydon
Parish Church: St. Nicholas
Farthinghoe
Parish Church: St. Michael & All Angels
Farthingstone
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Fawsley
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Greatworth
Parish Church: St. Peter
Greens Norton
Parish Church: St. Bartholomew
Helidon
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Helmdon
Parish Church: St. Mary Magdalene
Hinton in the Hedges
Parish Church: The Most Holy Trinity
Kings Sutton
Parish Church: All Saints
Catholic: served from Aston Le Walls (The Sacred Heart & Our Lady)
Litchborough
Parish Church: St. Martin
Maidford
Parish Church: St. Peter & St. Paul
Marston St. Lawrence
Parish Church: St. Lawrence
Middleton Cheney
Parish Church: All Saints
Morton Pinkney
Parish Church: St. Mary
Newbottle
Parish Church: St. James
Newham
Parish Church: St. Michael & All Angels
Plumpton
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Preston Capes
Parish Church: St. Peter & St. Paul
Radstone
Parish Church: St. Lawrence
Silverstone
Parish Church: St. Michael
Slapton
Parish Church: St. Botolph
Staverton
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Steane
Parish Church: St. Peter
Stoneton [3]
Parish Church: unknown
Stuchbury
Parish Church: St. John [pre-1606]
Sulgrave
Parish Church: St. James the Less
Syresham
Parish Church: St. James
Thenford
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Thorpe Manderville
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Upper Boddington
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Wappenham
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Warkworth
Parish Church: St. Mary
Weedon Lois (Loys Weedon)
Parish Church: St. Mary & St. Peter
Whittlebury
Parish Church: St. Mary
Whitfield
Parish Church: St. John the Evangelist
Woodford
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Woodford Halse (near Daventry)
Roman Catholic: St. Joseph (served from Aston Le Walls)

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OXFORDSHIRE

Adderbury
Parish Church: St. Mary
Roman Catholic: St. George
Alkerton
Parish Church: St. Michael & All Angels
Ardley
Parish Church: St. Mary
Balscote
Parish Church: St. Mary Magdalene
Banbury
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Parish Church: Christ Church
Anglo Catholic Church: St. Leonard's
Mission Church: St. Francis, in Parish of St. Mary
Roman Catholic: St. John; St. Joseph the Worker
Barford St. John
Parish Church: St. John
Barford St. Michael
Parish Church: St. Michael
Bicester
Parish Church: St. Edburg
Roman Catholic: The Immaculate Conception
Bletchingdon
Parish Church: St. Giles
Bloxham
Parish Church: Our Lady of Bloxham (also "St. Mary")
Bodicote
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Broughton
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Bucknell
Parish Church: St. Peter
Caversfield
Parish Church: St. Laurence
Chadlington
Parish Church: St. Nicholas
Charlbury
Parish Church: St. Mary
Roman Catholic: St. Teresa of Lisieux
Chastleton
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Chesterton
Parish Church: St. Mary
Chipping Norton
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Roman Catholic: Holy Trinity
Churchill
Parish Church: All Saints
[currently "Churchill (All Saints) with Sarsden"]
Clattercott
Parish Church: (see Claydon and Cropredy)
Claydon
Parish Church: St. James the Great
Cornwell
Parish Church: St. Peter
(Currently - Cornwell Community Church is part of the Church of England parish of St. Catherine of Siena in Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire)
Cottisford
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Cropredy
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Deddington
Parish Church: Sts. Peter & Paul
Drayton (Banbury)
Parish Church: St. Peter
Duns Tew
Parish Church: St. Mary Magdalene
Easington
Parish Church: (unknown)
Enstone
Parish Church: St. Kenelm
Roman Catholic: currently "Enstone Youth Hall - Served from: Charlbury, St. Teresa of Lisieux"
Epwell
Parish Church: St. Anne
Finmere [4]
Parish Church: St. Michael and All Angels
Fringford
Parish Church: St. Michael and All Angels
Fritwell
Parish Church: St. Olave
Glympton
Parish Church: St. Mary
Godington
Parish Church: Holy Trinity
Great Bourton
Parish Church: All Saints
Great Rollright
Parish Church: St. Andrew
Great Tew
Parish Church: St. Michael & All Angels
Grimsbury [5]
Parish Church: St. Leonard
Hampton Gay
Parish Church: St. Giles
Hanwell
Parish Church: St. Peter
Hardwick-cum-Tusmore
[see Tusmore]
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Hethe
Parish Church: St. Edmund and St. George
Roman Catholic: Holy Trinity
Heythrop
Parish Church: St. Nicholas
Hook Norton
Parish Church: St. Peter
Horley
Parish Church: St. Etheldreda
Hornton
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Kiddington
Parish Church: St. Nicholas
Kirtlington
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Launton
Parish Church: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Little Rollright
Parish Church: St. Philip
Little Tew
Parish Church: St. John the Evangelist
Lower Heyford
Parish Church: St. Mary
Middleton Stoney
Parish Church: All Saints
Milcomb
Parish Church: St. Laurence
Mixbury
Parish Church: All Saints
Mollington
Parish Church: All Saints
Nether Worton
Parish Church: St. James
Newton Purcell
Parish Church: St. Michael and All Angels
North Aston
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Over Worton
Parish Church: Holy Trinity
Rousham
Parish Church: Sts. Leonard & James
Salford
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Sandford St. Martin
Parish Church: St. Martin
Sarsden
Parish Church: see Churchill (All Saints)
Shelswell [6]
Parish Church: No registers
Shenington
Parish Church: Holy Trinity
Shipton on Cherwell
Parish Church: Holy Cross
Shorthampton
Parish Church: All Saints
Shutford
Parish Church: St. Martin
Somerton
Parish Church: St. James the Apostle
Souldern
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
South Newington
Parish Church: St. Peter ad Vincula
Spelsbury
Parish Church: All Saints
Steeple Aston
Parish Church: St. Peter & St. Paul
Steeple Barton
Parish Church: St. Mary
Stoke Lyne
Parish Church: St. Peter
Stonesfield
Parish Church: St. James the Great
Stratton Audley
Parish Church: St. Mary & St. Edburga
Swalcliffe
Parish Church: St. Peter & St. Paul
Swerford
Parish Church: St. Mary
Tackley
Parish Church: St. Nicholas
Tadmarton
Parish Church: St. Nicholas
Tusmore
[see Hardwick-cum-Tusmore]
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Upper Heyford
Parish Church: St. Mary
Wardington
Parish Church: St. Mary Magdalene
Wendlebury
Parish Church: St. Giles
Westcot Barton
Parish Church: St. Edward the Confessor
Weston on the Green
Parish Church: Blessed Virgin Mary
Wigginton
Parish Church: St. Giles
Woodstock
Parish Church: St. Mary Magdalene
Roman Catholic: St. Hugh of Lincoln
Wootton
Parish Church: St. Mary
Wroxton
Parish Church: All Saints
Roman Catholic: St. Thomas of Canterbury

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WARWICKSHIRE

Avon Dassett ("Little Dassett" or "Dassett Parva")
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Roman Catholic: St. Joseph
Barcheston
Parish Church: St. Martin
Barton on the Heath
Parish Church: St. Lawrence
Bishops Itchington
Parish Church: St. Michael
Brailes
Parish Church: St. George
Roman Catholic: St. Peter & St. Paul
Burmington
Parish Church: St. Barnabas & St. Nicholas
Burton Dassett ("Dassett Magna")
Parish Church: All Saints
Butlers Marston
Parish Church: St. Peter & St. Paul
Chadshunt
Parish Church: All Saints
Chapel Ascote
Parish Church: (unknown - "ex-parochial")
Cherington
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Chesterton
Parish Church: St. Giles
Combrook (Combroke)
Parish Church: St. Mary & St. Margaret
Compton Verney
Parish Church: (unknown)
Compton Wyniates
Parish Church: (unknown - "ex-parochial")
Ettington
Parish Church: Holy Trinity & St. Thomas
Farnborough
Parish Church: St. Botolph
Fenny Compton
Parish Church: St. Peter & St. Clare
Gaydon
Parish Church: St. Giles
Great Wolford
Parish Church: (unknown)
Halford
Parish Church: Our Blessed Lady
Harbury
Parish Church: All Saints
Hodnell
Parish Church: (unknown)
Honington
Parish Church: All Saints
Idlicote
Parish Church: St. James the Great
Ilmington
Parish Church: St. Mary
Roman Catholic: St. Philip the Apostle
Kineton
Parish Church: St. Peter
Roman Catholic: St. Francis of Assisi
Ladbroke
Parish Church: All Saints
Lighthorne
Parish Church: St. Laurence
Little Compton
Parish Church: St. Denys
Long Compton
Parish Church: St. Peter & St. Paul
Lower Brailes
Parish Church: St. George
Lower Radbourn
Parish Church: (unknown)
Lower Shuckburgh
Parish Church: St. John the Baptist
Loxley
Parish Church: St. Nicholas
Moreton Morrell
Parish Church: Holy Cross
Napton on the Hill
Parish Church: St. Lawrence
Newbold Pacey
Parish Church: St. George the Martyr
Oxhill
Parish Church: St. Laurence
Pillerton Hersey
Parish Church: St. Mary
Pillerton Priors
Parish Church: (Pillerton Hersey, St. Mary the Virgin)
Priors Hardwick
Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin
Priors Marston
Parish Church: St. Leonard
Radway
Parish Church: St. Peter
Ratley
Parish Church: St. Peter ad Vincula ("St. Peter in Chains")
Shotteswell
Parish Church: St. Laurence
Southam
Parish Church: St. James
Roman Catholic: Our Lady & St. Wulstan
Stockton
Parish Church: St. Michael & All Angels
Stretton on the Foss/Stretton on Fosse
Parish Church: (unknown)
Sutton under Brailes
Parish Church: St. Thomas a Beckett (St. Thomas)
Tysoe
Parish Church: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Ufton
Parish Church: St. Michael & All Angels
Upper Radbourn
Parish Church: (unknown)
Upper Shuckburgh
Parish Church: (unknown)
Warmington
Parish Church: St. Michael
Watergall
Parish Church: (unknown - "ex-parochial")
Wellesbourne
Parish Church: St. Peter
Whatcote
Parish Church: St. Peter
Whichford
Parish Church: St. Michael
Wills Pastures [7]
Parish Church: (unknown)
Wormleighton
Parish Church: St. Peter

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WORCESTERSHIRE

Alderminster
Parish Church: St. Mary & The Holy Cross
Shipston on Stour
Parish Church: St. Edmund
Roman Catholic: Our Lady & St. Michael
Tidmington
Parish Church: The Church of the Ascension
(Included with Warkwickshire MIs)
Tredington
Parish Church: St. Gregory

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Notes & Sources

GENUKI Church Database

Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society

No applicable Roman Catholic churches found at HertsBedsandBucks.com which lists church web sites only

[1]  Luffield Abbey
No parish church: "Luffield Abbey is a village in the very north of Buckinghamshire, England. It is located on the border with Northamptonshire, close to Biddlesden. It is one of the few examples in the country where there is an ancient parish with no church at its centre, though since the Victorian period it has been considered part of both Stowe in Buckinghamshire (although the two aren't neighbours) and Silverstone in Northamptonshire."
No longer in Buckinghamshire.
Source: Fact-Index.com

Gloucestershire

Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain
The UK Church Directory ("Canterbury")

Northamptonshire

[2]  Canons Ashby
The church at Canons Ashby was hard to pin down. I went with "St Mary" because of a photo found after much searching at Maurice Kellner's Website The Garden and St. Mary's Church, Canons Ashby
An allied link states: "One of the very few churches in England to be privately owned, passing to the Drydens in 1666, it is all that remains of the Augustinian priory which gave Canons Ashby its name."

[3]  Stoneton
Note: web searches failed to yield dedication of Stoneton church. BMGHS parishes pages describe Stoneton as "deserted village" adjoining Wormleighton parish in Warwickshire; also as a parish adjoining Priors Hardwick, Warks. Elsewhere - Stoneton "in Northants until 1895"

Oxfordshire

The UK Church Directory ("findachurch")
North Oxfordshire Church Photographs
A Church Near You
Oxford - links to Diocese of Oxford
Towerbase
Church Society
Birmingham Diocese (Roman Catholic)
Oxfordshire Family Histroy Society "Oxfordshire Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts" Colin Harris

[... The Archdiocese of Birmingham encompasses the Counties of Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire...]
ENSTONE - Enstone Youth Hall "Served from: Charlbury, St Teresa of Lisieux"

[4]  Finmere
Important note: "In 1931, Finmere was united with Mixbury as a single living. In an Order at the Court of Buckingham Palace in 1983, Finmere with Mixbury was united with Cottisford, Hardwick with Tusmore, and Newton Purcell with Shelswell to create a new benefice. In 1995, the benefice was extended to include Stratton Audley, Godington, Fringford, Hethe and Stoke Lyne."

[5]  Grimsbury
"1891 - St. Leonard's Church was built in Grimsbury on the east side of the town [of Banbury]. It was originally built as a Chapel of Ease (daughter church) to Christ Church which was situated in Broad Street, due to the rise in population in the Grimsbury area of town. " -- from online church history

[6]  Shelswell
Ancient parish but without registers - see Newton Purcell Registers.
Source: "Oxfordshire Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts" Colin Harris

Warwickshire

Towerbase
Church Search
GENUKI
The UK Church Directory ("findachurch")
Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain
St. Nicholas
Birmingham Diocese [Roman Catholic]
Pickard's Pink Pages (A must for Warwickshire research!)

[7]  Wills Pasture
Web search negative except for a reference to "Hodnell and Wills Pastures"
No Roman Catholic parish for Wills Pastures

Worcestershire

Birmingham Diocese (Roman Catholic)
This is Worcestershire

With enormous gratitude to Frances Bishop