- Aston Tirrold
One distinguishing feature of Aston Tirrold is its
United Reformed Church, which is one of only two such congregations in England that can trace its history directly back to the Presbyteriandissenters in the 17th century. The congregation itself can be dated from the Act of Uniformity of 1662, from which date two local Dissenting priests, Thomas Cheesman, formerly vicar of East Garston, and Richard Comyns, formerly vicar of Cholsey, are known to have preached to congregations meeting in barns and in the open air. A Society of Dissenters was founded at Aston Tirrold some time before 1670, and the current building was erected in 1728. [McDonald, Frances: Monument to Faith: A history of Aston Tirrold Reformed Church (Aston Tirrold, 1978)]
The current Minister of Aston Tirrold United Reformed Church is the Revd Dr Leslie Milton, who is Tutor in New Testament Studies at
Ripon College Cuddesdon. The Liberal Democrat peer Lord Bradshaw is a member of the congregation.
The rock band Traffic lived in Aston Tirrold in the 1960s. The tennis player
Tim Henmancurrently lives in the village.
Between Aston Tirrold and
Blewburyis Blewburton Hill, an Iron Agefort.
* [http://www.aturc.freeuk.com/ Aston Tirrold United Reformed Church]
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