Welcome To St Mary's

For almost a thousand years St Marys Church has played its part at the centre of the village of Bampton in Oxfordshire, and today it continues to be a vibrant influence within our local community as well as a beautiful centrepiece to the village.

The future of the Church and its community depends on local support and hard work from a committed group of volunteers who ensure that St Marys remains a special place at the heart of our community.

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Events & Main Services

Organ Appeal

Sunday 17th December

The Third Sunday of Advent
We've launched our appeal to raise £150,000 to restore and extend our pipe organ.
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to find out more about the project and see how you can help!
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Organ Appeal fund
10:30pm Sung Eucharist
6:30pm Carols by Candlelight, a service of Nine Lessons and Carols

 

Tuesday 19th December

7pm Village Nativity - starts in St Marys and then moves around the village
 

Thursday 21st December

St Beornwald's Day
7pm Concert
The annuall St Beornwald's Day concert produced by Bampton Opera. More details and tickets from www.bamptonopera.org

Friends of St Mary's

 

Find out more about the work of the Friends of St Mary's and events they organise here

Friday 22nd December

11am The Christmas Workshop (for children of all ages) with preparation for the Welcome to Christmas service on Sunday
   

Sunday 24th December

The Fourth Sunday of Advent & Christmas Eve
8am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:30am Sung Eucharist
3pm Welcome to Christmas
11:30pm Midnight Mass
   

Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at 10:30am
A Roman Catholic Mass is held each Sunday in St Mary's at 9:00am

The next Messy Church will be on Sunday 7th January at 3pm.
   

About Visiting St Mary's Bampton

St Mary's Church is pleased to welcome visitors throughout the year, either to services, just to have a look round, or to use the church as a place of peace and reflection. The church is normally open during daylight hours all year round.

We have recently seen an increase in visitors due to the filming of the ITV drama series Downton Abbey which was filmed in and around the church. Watch extra footage about the Downton weddings filmed in St Marys by clicking here.

The roads around St Mary's are narrow and access is difficult for large vehicles. There is limited parking on Church Close on the north side of the churchyard, but all coaches should drop off/pick up in the Market Square and can park easily at the Recreation Ground on Buckland Road (OX18 2AA). Further details about how to get to Bampton can be found on the Bampton Parish Council Website.

For large groups refreshments can sometimes be made available by prior arrangement.

Please click here to send an email to the Churchwardens for further details about visiting.

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