" Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour ”
( Matthew 25:13 )
19th Nov. 2nd Sunday before Advent
St Peter & St Paul
8am - Holy Communion
10am Parish Communion
6pm Taizé Service: Prayer & Music
St Mary's Ballinger
Archaeology of the Church
There have recently been a number of archaeological finds in the church which are currently being preserved and recorded. A full report will be eventually published here, but in the meantime the following is a brief description of what has been found:
Architectural fragments have been found in both the church boiler room and the rubble core of the tower (the latter during recent restoration work). The items from the boiler room are believed to originate from within the parish church and were first discovered during the major restoration of the church at the end of the 19th century. Those from the tower probably came originally from Missenden Abbey and were used as hard core when the tower was enlarged in the 16th or 17th century.
Pieces discovered include:
During the placement of drainage pipes for the new toilets and kitchen a ~6000 year old flint tool was found in a ditch south-west of the tower.