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 29th November

The First Sunday of Advent

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!

  There is no service in Bampton today

Sunday 6th December

The Second Sunday of Advent
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Organ Appeal fund
10:30am Sung Eucharist
3:00pm Messy Church! & Christingle Service

Sunday 13th December

The Third Sunday of Advent
10:30am Family Eucharist

Sunday 20th December

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The next Messy Church is Sunday 6th December at 3pm which incorporates our Christingle celebrations

8:00am Holy Communion - BCP
10:30am Sung Eucharist
6:00pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Thursday 24th December

Christmas Eve
3pm Welcome to Christmas Family Service
11:30pm Midnight Mass - The First Eucharist of Christmas

Friday 25th December

Christmas Day
8:00am Holy Communion - BCP
10:30am Family Eucharist

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.

We have recently seen an increase in visitors due to the ITV drama series Downton Abbey - the sixth and final series having recently finished its broadcast in the UK - which was filmed in and around the church. Watch extra footage about the Downton weddings filmed in St Marys by clicking 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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