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 12th March

The Second Sunday in Lent

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

10:30am Sung Eucharist

Sunday 19th March

The Third Sunday in Lent
10:30am Sung Eucharist

Sunday 26th March

Mothering Sunday

Friends of St Mary's

8:00am Holy Communion (BCP)

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Friends of St Mary's and forthcoming events by clicking here.

10:30am Family Eucharist

Sunday 2nd April

The Fifth Sunday in Lent (Passion Sunday)

The next Messy Church is Sunday 2nd April at 3pm

10:30am Sung Eucharist
3pm Messy Church!

Sunday 9th April

10:30am Procession & Sung Eucharist
3pm Messy Church!

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



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.

Over the last few years the church has witnessed an increase in visitors following the filming of the drama series Downton Abbey which was filmed in and around the church. The six series were broadcast in the UK from 2010 until 2015 although the drama continues to be aired in 220 territories worldwide. Watch extra footage about the Downton weddings filmed in St Marys by clicking here.

You can download the Downton Abbey Locations Leaflet produced by the Oxfordshire Cotswolds 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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