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 March

Palm Sunday

We've launched our appeal to raise £150,000 to restore and extend our pipe organ.
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10:30am Procession and United Parish Eucharist
   

Services During Holy Week

Holy Monday
7:00pm Holy Communion
   
Holy Tuesday
6:00pm Holy Communion
   
Holy Wednesday
7:30pm A Service of Music and Words for Holy Week, presented by St Mary's Choir
   
Maundy Thursday
7:30pm Eucharist of the Last Supper followed by the "Passion Watch" in the Lady Chapel
   
Good Friday
10:00pm The Good Friday Liturgy
   

Saturday 4th April

Holy Saturday - Easter Eve
8:00pm Easter Vigil Service

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Organ Appeal fund

 

Sunday 5th April

Easter Sunday
10:30am Sung Family Eucharist
    The next Messy Church will be on Sunday 3rd May at 3pm
   

Please note that the church will be closed on Tuesday 14th April 2015 for an interior survey to be undertaken.

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 filming of the ITV drama series Downton Abbey - the fifth series in the UK is due later in 2014 - which is 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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