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Welcome to St Mary’s, the historic parish church of Banbury, England.

Our vision is to see lives transformed by God’s love.

If you’re new to Banbury, on holiday or just visiting, new to church, or just curious about life and faith, we’d love to welcome you.

For up-to-date information on all our services and events check out our Facebook or Twitter.

We’re a growing community of people, on an exciting adventure as we seek to reshape ourselves to more intentionally live lives of radical love – as seen in the life of Jesus Christ – humbly and dependent on God’s empowering presence.

We also have an amazing building – it’s the largest 18th century parish church.  The church has a number of historic treasures as well as a visual feast of a Byzantine basilica style interior.

In our sacred texts, contained in the Bible, we discover everyone is created in the image of God and therefore everyone is of infinite worth. We seek to become totally inclusive and to remove all barriers to church life so that everyone has the chance to reach their full God-given potential – regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality, abilities or wealth.

Forthcoming Services

17
NOV

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 17 November 2019 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

17
NOV

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 17 November 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

17
NOV

Evening Prayer

Date: 
Sunday, 17 November 2019 15:00 - 16:00
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

21
NOV

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 21 November 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

24
NOV

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 24 November 2019 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

24
NOV

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 24 November 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

28
NOV

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 28 November 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

01
DEC

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 1 December 2019 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

01
DEC

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 1 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

01
DEC

Evening Prayer

Date: 
Sunday, 1 December 2019 15:30 - 16:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

05
DEC

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 5 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

08
DEC

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 8 December 2019 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

08
DEC

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 8 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

12
DEC

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 12 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

15
DEC

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2019 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

15
DEC

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

15
DEC

Evening Prayer

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2019 15:00 - 16:00
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

19
DEC

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 19 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

22
DEC

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 22 December 2019 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

22
DEC

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 22 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

26
DEC

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 26 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

29
DEC

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 29 December 2019 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

29
DEC

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 29 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

02
JAN

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 2 January 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

05
JAN

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 5 January 2020 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

05
JAN

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 5 January 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

05
JAN

Evening Prayer

Date: 
Sunday, 5 January 2020 15:30 - 16:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

09
JAN

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 9 January 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

12
JAN

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 12 January 2020 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

12
JAN

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 12 January 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

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At St Mary’s we want everyone to be and to feel safe.

Safeguarding: who to contact in an emergency

If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. If there are concerns about their immediate welfare, don’t delay – call Children and Adults Social care on 0345 050 7666 or the MASH Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team on 0800 833408

Information about MASH can be found here

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/business/information-providers/multi-agency-safeguarding-hub

Please inform the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Mary Parker, that you have contacted them. Contact Mary on 01295 253329 or email maryp@banburystmary.org.uk.

Safeguarding: who to contact with concerns

For all safeguarding concerns please immediately inform the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Mary Parker on 01295 253329 or email maryp@banburystmary.org.uk

If you are unsure or worried about how serious a situation is, contact one of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Stuart Nimmo, on 01865 208290, or Sophie Harney on 01865 208295.

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