Welcome to the Schorne Team website

COVID-19 Pandemic

You will be aware that our churches are closed. May we suggest that you access the 'Schorne Team of Parishes' page on Facebook where the latest updates are given and where a service is live-streamed each Sunday morning at 11.00 (that video is made available on YouTube as soon as is possible once the service is over). If there is any way that we can help you at this time please do not hesitate to ring David Meakin on 01296 641606.

Please follow Government advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

We bid you welcome to the Schorne Team - twelve churches arranged in nine parishes in the beautiful Aylesbury Vale. For hundreds of years men and women have visited these churches for all sorts of reasons - whether to celebrate and give thanks to God or to find comfort and solace in times of trouble. In a world which seems ever busier we hope that we may help you find God's peace - a sacred centre to sustain daily life.


The parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community. The parish Safeguarding policy can be seen here. Further information and contact details are on our Safeguarding page.

Sir John Schorne

Sir John Schorne (died 1314) was rector of North Marston in the English county of Buckinghamshire. He was a very pious man and was said to have effected many miraculous cures for gout and toothache.

During a drought, he discovered a well, the waters of which were reputed to have miraculous properties. His reputation for holiness was such that he is believed to have cast the devil into a boot. He is often pictured holding a boot with a devil in it, the origin of the child's jack-in-the-box toy. When he died, his shrine in the church at North Marston became a popular place of pilgrimage and he was regarded by many as a saint, although he was never canonised. His remains were later moved to St George's Chapel, Windsor. The Holy Well was renovated in 2004/2005 and may still be seen in North Marston.

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