St Mary’s Church – Latest News

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CofE Annual Meetings Agenda – 25th April 2017

Essential reading – Annual Report and Accounts for 2016 Click the link below to download our annual report and full set of accounts for 2016. If you don’t like finances, go to page 23 of the pdf to skip the accounts and to read the Vicar’s report instead

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Spring Craft Fair – applications now open!

  Our Spring Craft Fair is on Saturday 6th May, 2017. We offer more than 40 stalls, 100s of visitors and a great atmosphere in a stunning venue at the heart of Banbury. This is our 13th consecutive Craft Fair. If you’re a local crafts person and you’d like to apply for a stall please […]

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Gospel Choir Workshop

Alison Beck from London’s Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir is coming to St Mary’s for a one-off workshop – a fun and informal session for anyone who wants to sing uplifting gospel music! It’s on Saturday 25th February 2017, 11am – 12.30pm. No experience or music-reading ability necessary! Email Kieron at kieron@dalimil.co.uk to book a place. […]

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St Mary’s Annual Variety Show

Don’t miss our spectacular Variety Show featuring fabulous local talent! Singing, dancing, musical and theatrical acts. Now in its 12th year! It’s on Saturday 28th January 2017 at 7pm. Tickets are available from Banbury Tourist Information Centre in Castle Quay, from our Box Office – phone 01295 265834, or on the door. Tickets Adult £7.50; Children £5; […]

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The Alpha course, Banbury

New for 2017 – the Alpha course at Caffe Nero, Banbury The Alpha course is a great way to check out the Christian faith in a friendly and relaxed environment. It’s free and open to everyone. Spread over 8 weeks it’s ideal if you want to find out about Jesus or are thinking about baptism […]

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Baptism

Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”                             Matthew 28:18-19 And we at St Mary’s are very happy to follow Jesus’ commands. In […]

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Walk Amongst the Easter People

From 14th to 20th March 354 people, mostly children came to St. Mary’s to Walk amongst the Easter People. The year 5 and 6 from7 schools together with the St. Mary’s confirmation class on the Saturday and the Messy St. Mary’s families on Sunday walked with the people whose lives gave us the story of […]

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Prayers for Easter Sunday – Easter Intercessions

We are at a turning point in our Churches’ life. The trauma of Christ’s Crucifixion. Then the calm of indecision. Our Lord returns to strengthen and encourage us towards a New Life. Give the people in our Church the courage to move forward with Philip as our guide and mentor into a new era of […]

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Craft Fair Autumn/Winter 2016

Saturday 5th November 2016  – St Mary’s Church Banbury This will be our 12th Craft Fair at St Mary’s Church! We offer more than 40 stalls, hundreds of visitors, dedicated publicity and a lovely atmosphere in a prominent location. Craft-makers and artists are warmly invited to apply for a stall at this year’s event. As this is […]

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Monthly Calendar

St Mary’s Monthly Calendar Here you can find all the latest information about services and events taking place at the church.  

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Weekly Church Activities

St Mary’s Church Regular Weekly Events (During school holidays these activities are less regular) Monday 5.00pm – Rainbows 7.15pm – Guides Tuesday 10.00am – 2.00pmOpen for Coffee / Wool & Waffle Wednesday 7.30pm – Bell ringing Friday 9:30am – Babyplay (Parents & Toddlers) 12 noon – Pause for Prayer 5.30pm – Brownies 6.30pm – Band […]

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The Church Centre

The Church Centre has meeting space available! Are you looking for a meeting place for: your group or association a children’s or young people’s group a family party or reception a business gathering or presentation rehearsal or exhibition? with kitchen, toilets, projection screen and ample nearby parking and seating for 70 with ease. Competitive rates […]

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Vicar of St Mary’s – Rev’d Philip Cochrane

Philip will be joining us from Wales where he has been the Leader of the Caerleon & Llanfrechfa Group Ministry. Philip and his church family in Wales are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this time. With love Camilla and John Churchwardens, St Mary’s A few personal words from Philip “It is a […]

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Craft Fair

St Mary’s holds 2 established Craft Fairs each year. We offer more than 40 stalls, 100s of visitors and a great atmosphere in a prominent location only 2 minutes walk from Banbury Cross. There’s always lots to see and buy. If you make and sell hand-made crafts we’d love to hear from you. Email Kate our […]

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Wool and Woffle Group

The Wool and Woffle group meets every Tuesday between 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. to knit, crotchet, stitch and of course talk, eat cakes and drink gallons of coffee. It is a drop in time so folk come and go during the session to suit themselves. Our projects have been blankets for the ‘fish and […]

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The Mustard Seed @ St Mary’s Gift Shop

Mustard Seed Shop Now based at St Mary’s Church, Horsefair OX16 0AA For all your faith needs, Books, CDs, Children’s books, candles, gifts and cards and much more. Open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm with coffees on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am – 12:00noon Come and for a chat and or to browse. You can contact us via URCthemustardseed@hotmail.com or follow us […]

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Floodlight Sponsorship Scheme

St Mary’s Church is Banbury’s only Grade 1 Listed building. Each year it is visited by up to 9000 visitors and many more who attend concerts, services and events. Just 2 minutes walk from Banbury Cross, the Church’s distinctive pepper pot tower is visible from many parts of the town. Each night the church is […]

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Adventurer’s Sunday School

Adventurer’s is St. Mary’s version of a traditional Sunday School. We welcome all children of from 4 – 12 to our Sunday Adventurer’s sessions. The sessions begin just before 9.30 and last for about 45 minutes. The children return to church in time to accompany their parents to the altar for a blessing. A team […]

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Your church wedding at St Mary’s, Banbury

St Mary’s welcomes couples who want to get married in either a Church of England or a United Reformed Church ceremony. You don’t have to be baptized or go regularly to church to have a church wedding, although the thing that makes them special is knowing that your vows are being made not only in […]

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Walk with…

The Walk with… schools events are our attempt to support the R.E. work being done in our schools. Walk with… runs as a two year rolling programme. Our efforts are aimed at the year 5 / 6 children Each group session is accompanied by a short activity to enhance the experience. This usually has a […]

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