Welcome to St Mary’s, the historic parish church of Banbury, England.
Our website has been ‘paired down’ as we prepare for a new website to be launched in the autumn/fall of 2018. We apologise if information is missing or out of date but please feel free to contact the church via social media or by telephone / email.
We are a dynamic and growing community of people, on an exciting adventure as we seek to reshape ourselves to more intentionally live lives of radical love as seen in the life of Jesus Christ, humbly and dependent on God’s empowering presence.
We also have an amazing building – the largest 18th century parish church which, in the words of the Vicar, is ‘blingtastic’! The church has a number of historic treasures as well as a visual feast of a Byzantine basilica style interior.
Finally, we want to say something on inclusion and diversity. As a Christian church we believe that everyone is created in the image of God and therefore everyone is of infinite worth. Rather, each person is a unique individual with unique characteristics, beliefs and abilities.
We seek to become totally inclusive and to remove all barriers to church life so that everyone has the chance to reach their full God-given potential. We see no biblical grounds to discriminate, marginalise or persecute any individual due to age, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality, abilities or wealth.