Upcoming Services and Events

Welcome to St Mary’s, the historic parish church of Banbury, England.

The Church is Open for Worship

We are open for selected services of worship in the church as well as continuing to offer online services.  For the latest information please visit The Church Diary.  You can also contact us via Facebook messenger, email or phone and someone will come back to you.

Our vision is to see lives transformed by God’s love.

If you’re new to Banbury, on holiday or just visiting, new to church, or just curious about life and faith, we’d love to welcome you.

For up-to-date information on all our services and events check out our Facebook page.

We’re a 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 – it’s the largest 18th century parish church.  The church has a number of historic treasures as well as a visual feast of a Byzantine basilica style interior.

In our sacred texts, contained in the Bible, we discover everyone is created in the image of God and therefore everyone is of infinite worth. 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 – regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality, abilities or wealth.

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At St Mary’s we want everyone to be and to feel safe.

Safeguarding: who to contact in an emergency

If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. If there are concerns about their immediate welfare, don’t delay – call Children and Adults Social care on 0345 050 7666 or the MASH Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team on 0800 833408

Information about MASH can be found here


Please inform the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Lesley Burge, that you have contacted them. 

Safeguarding: who to contact with concerns

For safeguarding concerns at St Mary's please immediately inform the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Lesley Burge on 01295 276045 or email safeguarding@banburystmary.org.uk

For Further support or to report a Safeguarding Concern to the Diocese of Oxford you can make a Safeguarding Referral. 


Please call: 01865 208295 or email: safeguardingreferrals@oxford.anglican.org for urgent safeguarding concerns, Mon. to Thurs. 9am to 5pm and Fri. 9am to 4.30pm.


Safeguarding Referral Form needs be used to refer safeguarding concerns to members of the diocesan safeguarding team.  All phone or email referrals to the safeguarding team must be followed up by completing the Safeguarding Referral Form and returning it to: safeguardingreferrals@oxford.anglican.org

The safeguarding team aim to acknowledge receipt of all referrals within 48 hours.  A member of the safeguarding team will contact the referrer, in accordance with case prioritisation, to discuss the referral further.

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