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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Organ Appeal

Sundays 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


Holy Communion (First sunday each month)

Family Communion
(Except fifth sunday)

Messy Church
(First sunday)

RC Services at St Mary's

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10:30am Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)

A Roman Catholic Mass is held each Sunday in St Mary's at 9:00am

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Barn Dance
Bampton’s famous Barn Dance is going to take place again on the evening of Friday 5th July from 7.00 to 11.30 pm. The event will be a joint fund raiser for the Church Organ Fund and SPAJERS. There will be live music and dancing to ‘Yaffle’, featuring Mat Green and Jeff Dando among others, a pig roast, followed by strawberries and cream and a bar. Mat will be calling the dances and it promises to be another memorable occasion in our beautiful church, so don’t miss out! Tickets £17 for adults and £13 for under 16s, including supper, available from the Community Shop or telephone 01993 850342


St Stephen’s Clanfield 800th Anniversary Concert – 29 June 2019
Cowbridge Male Voice Choir will be singing at St Stephen’s on Saturday 29 June at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 including a drink and are available from Sue or Roger Preston. Commemorative tea towels are also available at £6 each

Clanfield and Bampton Historical Society - 18 June 2019
The AGM will be held on Tuesday 18 June at 7.30pm in the Carter Institute in Clanfield.
(which usually takes no more than 15-20 minutes.) After this, Robin Shuckburgh will give a talk on ‘The Influence of Religion on the Booze Trade.’ Robin has asked us to point out there will be samples circulating during his lecture … and afterwards. Members and guests are invited to enjoy soft drinks, wine and canapés, perhaps even on the lawn, if the evening is clement! NB. Our end of term guests will be most welcome - at no charge
whatsoever. Charlotte 01367 810 768 and Sue 01367 810 788

Ladies Lunch
The next Ladies’ Lunch will take place on Friday, 31st May at 12.30 at the Pavilion on Buckland Road. A warm welcome is extended to all. Delicious home-made soup and friendly company! We look forward to seeing you.

Messy Church
The next Messy Church will take place on Sunday 7th July at 3pm.

Busy Bees
The Busy Bees mother and toddler group takes place in church on the second Friday each month from 10:30am to 11:30am.

St Mary’s Prayer Group meets on Thursdays 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.

Messy Church!

Friends of St Mary's

The next Messy Church will be on Sunday 7th July at 3pm. Find out more about the work of the Friends of St Mary's and events they organise here

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.

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Intercessions Rota
Welcome and Readers Rota

Verse of the Day