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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Services

Organ Appeal

Sunday 13 January 2019
THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST
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!
Click here for events listings for the
Organ Appeal fund
10:30am Sung Eucharist
Sunday 20 January 2019
THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

RC Services at St Mary's

Latest News

10:30am
Sung Eucharist

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

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Happy New Year!
The Vicar and Churchwardens wish you, your families and friends a very Happy New Year!

Messy Church
The next Messy Church will take place on Sunday 3rd February at 3pm.

Busy Bees
The next Busy Bees mother and toddler group will take place in church on Friday 11th January from 10:30am to 11:30am.

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.


Sunday 27 January 2019
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY

Friends of St Mary's

8:00am
10:30am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Sung Eucharist
Find out more about the work of the Friends of St Mary's and events they organise here
Sunday 3 February 2019
CANDELMAS

Messy Church!

10:30am
3:00pm
Sung Eucharist
Messy Church!
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