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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