Diocese of Oxford

St. Nicholas' Church, Rotherfield Greys
The Rev. Brendan J. Bailey
Telephone: 01491 641575

Organist and Choirmaster
David Butler BA(Hons) MA Dip.Mus(OU) ACII
Telephone: 0118 972 4065

St. Nicholas

Rotherfield Greys (mentioned in the Domesday book) is situated some 3 miles to the west of Henley on Thames. The church is basically Norman but was much "improved" by the Victorians. It has been suggested that a Saxon church existed on this site. The church was enlarged in the 13th Century, an East end apse being removed and the church lengthened.

The 16th century Knollys Chapel contains an ornate tomb of the Knollys family. On top are effigies of Sir Francis Knollys and his wife (Lady in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth the 1st) and round the sides are the kneeling effigies of 14 brothers and sisters each with very individual characteristics.

The Chancel

Sunday Time Service
1st & 3rd 10.30 a.m. Family Communion (CW)
2nd & 4th 10.30 a.m. Morning Prayer (BCP)
5th See local notices for details


The organ, built by J W Walker & Sons, was installed in 1972.

The choir, which sings at major church festivals and services, is currently 17 strong and growing. Choir practice is on Friday evening at 8 p.m. followed by a social get together in the adjacent pub! We are affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music. For further information, please contact David Butler.

The Choir
Choir and Choirmaster - April 1999

Choral Services 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997

Concerts and Recitals

The Price of Victory - 22nd October 2005
The Animal Kingdom - 11th June 2005 at 7.30 p.m.
La Belle France - 23rd October 2004
A Summer Bouquet - 12th June 2004 at 7.30 p.m.
Organ Recital by David Old - 24th January 2004 at 7.30 p.m.
Elizabethan Serenade - 25th October 2003
Music for a Coronation - 19th October 2002
A Very Anglican Tradition - 27th October 2001
A Millennium Miscellany of Sacred Music - 21st October 2000
A Concert of Choral and Organ Music - 30th October 1999

These pages were designed and produced by Nigel Wallington, with grateful thanks to David Butler for the text and photographs on this page and to Elaine Dudeney for permission to use her drawing of St. Nicholas' Church.
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