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 in December

Organ Appeal

Third week 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
16th December
Sung Eucharist
18th December

Village Nativity (starts in church)
Fourth week of Advent

RC Services at St Mary's

Latest News

23rd December
Holy Communion (BCP)
Sung Eucharist
Carol Service
Christmas Eve
Welcome to Christmas!
Midnight Mass
Christmas Day
Christmas Mass (Roman Catholic)
Christmas Family Eucharist
26th December
A Roman Catholic Mass is held each Sunday in St Mary's at 9:00am

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Advent Reflections
Time for You - Space for God
12 December 2018
8pm to 8:30pm
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Carol Service
This year’s Carol Service is scheduled for 6:30pm on Sunday 23rd December 2018, and this year our congregation will be further increased. We have invited our Catholic neighbours to join us. By tradition, they hold their morning Service at St Marys, prior to ours each Sunday morning. It is an example of the importance of maintaining relationships and further strengthening the Christian faith.

St Mary’s Prayer Group meets on Thursday from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. at 21 The Lanes. St. Mary’s also provides two Bible Discussion Groups one on Monday evenings and one on Tuesday evenings. More information from Dennis Piper on 01993 850677.

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Coffee & Co
We meet every Monday in Bampton Coffee House between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. for company, a friendly chat & fellowship. We buy ourselves a drink of our choice and find a seat. All are welcomed as we introduce ourselves to newcomers. Some come regularly week by week, others just pay an occasional visit when it is convenient. It is all very informal!
Further information from Margaret Battersby 01993 850182.

The First Sunday of Christmas

Friends of St Mary's

30th December
Sung Eucharist
Find out more about the work of the Friends of St Mary's and events they organise here
The Epiphany

Messy Church!

6th January
Sung Eucharist
The next Messy Church will be on Sunday 3rd February at 3pm.
Holy Communion is celebrated every Wednesday at 10:30am

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. Filming has also recently taken place in preparation for the forthcoming feature film, so more visitors can be expected in the coming months and years.

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.

Other information

Intercessions Rota
Welcome and Readers Rota

Verse of the Day