St Mary's Church Charlbury with Shorthampton

Our Vision

Mission Statement:

St Mary’s Charlbury: sharing faith in our community.


  • To proclaim the good news of the kingdom
  • To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
  • To respond to human need by loving service
  • To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.


Details of what we are doing and what we hope to do this year are in the document The way ahead 2018

Our priorities this year are to:

  • Establish and build up activities and teaching for secondary school age children
  • Start a children’s choir
  • Develop our facilities – expand our kitchen and improve accessibility to our toilets
  • Develop and maintain a programme of speakers and workshops on prayer and spirituality
  • Become a hub for pilgrimage in the Cotswolds, providing resources and holding events
  • Continue all that we are doing to support our communities in their personal lives and in their work in the world.