Our Parish

Just after Easter in 2018, on the retirement of Fr Ian McCarthy, who had been Parish Priest of Our Lady and St Kenelm, Stow on the Wold, and Our Lady, Help of Christians, Bourton on the Water, Fr.Stephen Lambert, a married priest of the Ordinariate, (Google https://ordinariate.net for more information on the Ordinariate), became Priest in Charge of the Catholic Churches at Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water. The two Churches serve not just Stow and Bourton but also the nearest surrounding villages.

Our Parishe is closely allied to St Catharine’s Chipping Campden

We are within the Diocese of Clifton but we are almost an island as Burford, Broadway and Chipping Norton Catholic parishes lie within the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

Our Lady and St Kenelm’s Church in Stow was extensively refurbished in 2014. Our Lady, Help of Christians Church in Bourton closed in January 2022


Priest in Charge: Fr. Stephen Lambert.
Landline: 01608 674 354
Mobile: 07836 384932
Email: stephen.lambert@cliftondiocese.com

Parish Administrator: Andrew Gorzynski
Tel: 07483 866692
Email: stow.ourlady@cliftondiocese.com