St John the Baptist
The Church of St John the Baptist, Mount Bures is a beautiful Grade I listed building, which has been serving the Essex village since the 12th Century.
The dedication to St. John probably stems from the church’s proximity to the River Stour. Parts of the 800 year-old building feature bricks fired by the Romans.
Outside, the churchyard features a Conservation Area, which is attractive to small animals and butterflies. Parts of it are left unmown during the summer and autumn months to allow certain rare flowers to thrive, including harebells.
The project will allow for an extension to be built to the north side of the church to house a servery and toilet.