Our Wedding

"North star to my whirling compass..."

My darling Jo and me!

Joanna Davies and David Favis-Mortlock (that's us on the right) will be getting married on 18th June 2005. We'll be sending some information on how to get there, where you can stay etc. once you have replied to your invitation. However, more detailed (and more easily updated) information is also provided here.


The marriage ceremony itself will take place under an ash tree (weather permitting!) in the churchyard of St Andrew's, Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK.

St Andrew's, Great Rollright

A winter view of St Andrew's church, Great Rollright. More views of the church are here.

Latitude: 51:58:43N (51.9808)
Longitude: 1:31:48W (-1.5247)
UK Grid Ref: SP323312


Saturday 18th June 2005

2.00 pm Wedding ceremony
c. 2.45 pm Photographs. While these are being taken, you might want to explore the village of Great Rollright. The village shop in Old Forge Road sells soft drinks, snacks, etc. Why not drop in?
3.30 pm The reception, in Great Rollright village hall
c. 9pm Jo and Dave depart

More about the ceremony

The reception/party

The wedding reception will be at Great Rollright village hall, which is a five-minute walk from the church.

The next day

There are about 180 people coming, at the most recent count. Which means that, no matter how determined Jo and me might be, there is no way that we are going to be able to say very much to each guest on the day of the wedding. We thought therefore that it would be good — at least for those who are staying in the vicinity on the night of 18 June — to arrange to meet up on the next day, i.e. the lunchtime of Sunday 19 June, in the Pear Tree pub, Hook Norton.

There is a nice garden there, where (weather permitting) we can all chat to our hearts' content. (Note that we can arrange to be there then, because we are not having a honeymoon.)

Wedding donations

As we both have huge amounts of 'stuff' between us already, we would rather not have any presents. Instead, we ask that you:


For those guests who need local accommodation: first, here is a list of pubs offering accommodation, guest houses, etc.

Name Type Location Phone Email
The Gate Hangs High Pub (also has campsite) Near Hook Norton 01608 737387 -
The Pear Tree Inn Pub Hook Norton 01608 737482 -
The Sun Inn Pub Hook Norton 01608 737570 -
- Self-contained studio flat (sleeps 2) Hook Norton 01608 737417 (ask for Penny Smith) -
Kuling Bed and breakfast Hook Norton 01608 737054 -
Manor Farm Farmhouse bed and breakfast Hook Norton 01608 737204 (ask for Judy or Marcus Hughes) jdyhughes@aol.com
- Self-catering accommodation Hook Norton 01608737150 julie@affinityuk.net
Kiln House, Old London Road Bed and breakfast Chipping Norton 01608 641002 (ask for Mrs E. Milhoper)  
Grange Farm Farmhouse bed and breakfast Swalcliffe 01295 780206 (ask for Barbara Taylor) -
The Stag's Head Pub Swalcliffe 01295 780232 -
The Lampet Arms Pub Tadmarton 01295 780070


Tallet Barn, Yerdley Farm Bed and breakfast Long Compton 01608 684248 talletbarn@btinternet.com
Pretty Bush Barn Bed and breakfast Wigginton 01608 738262 trev@prettybushbarn.fsnet.co.uk


Because Great Rollright is a small village, there are not many places to park. So we've fixed up three designated parking areas. These will be signposted.

In addition, for those with limited mobility, there will be designated parking areas. Please don't park in these unless you have been invited to do so.

More about the area

The Rollright Stones The Whispering Knights, near the Rollright Stones

Two views of the Rollright Stones. The picture on the left is part of the main stone circle. That on the right is the Whispering Knights, originally a burial chamber.