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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

26
JAN

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 26 January 2020 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

26
JAN

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 26 January 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

30
JAN

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

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

02
FEB

10.00am Parish Communion - Roger Verrall My Life in 5 Pictures

Date: 
Sunday, 2 February 2020 10:00 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

06
FEB

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 6 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

09
FEB

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 9 February 2020 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

09
FEB

Parish Communion

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

13
FEB

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 13 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

16
FEB

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 16 February 2020 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

16
FEB

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 16 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

16
FEB

Evening Prayer

Date: 
Sunday, 16 February 2020 15:00 - 16:00
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

20
FEB

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 20 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

23
FEB

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 23 February 2020 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

23
FEB

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 23 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

26
FEB

Holy Communion with Ashing

Date: 
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 12:15 - 13:15
Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom
Revd Jeff West

27
FEB

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 27 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

01
MAR

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 1 March 2020 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

01
MAR

Parish Communion - with Baptism of Indie O'Connell

Date: 
Sunday, 1 March 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

01
MAR

Choral Evensong Time 4.30 pm

Date: 
Sunday, 1 March 2020 15:00 - 18:00
Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom
Kate

05
MAR

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

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

08
MAR

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 8 March 2020 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

08
MAR

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 8 March 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

12
MAR

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

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

15
MAR

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 15 March 2020 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

15
MAR

Parish Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 15 March 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

15
MAR

Evening Prayer

Date: 
Sunday, 15 March 2020 15:00 - 16:00
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

19
MAR

Said Holy Communion with coffee & fellowship

Date: 
Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

22
MAR

Said Holy Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 22 March 2020 09:00 - 09:45
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

22
MAR

Mothering Sunday Service

Date: 
Sunday, 22 March 2020 10:30 - 11:30
Saint Mary's Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom

25
MAR

Annunciation Holy Communion

Date: 
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 12:00 - 12:30
Church, Horse Fair, OX16 0AA Banbury, United Kingdom
Revd Jeff West

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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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