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Remains of ancient monks to be reburied

The remains of nine bodies, uncovered at Eynsham Abbey in England in the 1980s and 90s and kept in a storeroom since then, are set to be reburied.

Father Martin Flatman, of St Peter’s Church, in Abbey Street, Eynsham, said: “When I found out these bodies were still in a storeroom I felt very strongly that they should be reverently buried.

“I am particularly delighted that the three who were buried secretly will get a funeral.”

The bodies are of five medieval monks and a family of two males and two females, believed to have been Catholics, dating to the post-Reformation period.

It is believed they were buried in secret as they refused to give up their Catholic faith and receive a Protestant funeral.

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Story: Rhianne Pope, Oxford Times | Photo: Oxford Times

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