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 Parishes are closely allied to St Catharine’s Chipping Campden (the Parish Priest of St Catharine’s is the legal Parish Priest also of Stow and Bourton Parish).
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 is due a big internal redecoration, which is expected to take place in the late summer of 2018.