St Mary's Church Charlbury with Shorthampton


Christmas Services

Christmas – dates for your diary – booking now open

  • Saturday 18th December

7pm Christmas Carols outside Charlbury Community Centre

  • Sunday 19th December

3pm Christmas Service at All Saints, Shorthampton

  • Christmas Eve

4pm Carol service, St Mary’s Church – booking required at this link

7pm Carol service, St Mary’s Church – booking required at this link

11.30pm Midnight Communion, St Mary’s Church

8am Holy Communion, St Mary’s Church

9am Holy Communion at All Saints, Shorthampton

10.30am Christmas morning Parish Communion, St Mary’s Church

Reverse Advent Calendar

Completed reverse advent calendars can be dropped to St Marys before or after Christmas.

Messy Church – Dinosaurs

Family event on Sunday 3rd October 2021 4pm in St Mary’s Church

Dinosaurs – cuddly dinosaurs and dinosaur outfits welcome

Craft, stories and a picnic tea.

Climate Sunday August 29th

You are warmly invited to a service at St. Mary’s when we give thanks for all that we have been able to do during the past year to improve the environment. This is part of a year long programme of engagement with the climate crisis which includes wilding areas of the churchyard,  and Cornerstone’s contribution to share-cropping and reducing food miles in addition to talks and discussions.  We will pray for a positive global response to climate change and the preservation of bio-diversity. The service will be led by Bishop Gavin, the Bishop of Dorchester.

Grief Encounters

Monday 26th July 2pm at Charlbury Bowls Club.

Summer Fête

Saturday 3 July, 2-5pm, St Mary’s Church
teas, cakes, ice cream, stalls, crafts, story-telling, teddy bear zip-wire from the church tower!

Wilderness Tickets

Here is your chance to get your hands on some highly sought after adult camping tickets (which are now sold out), worth £370 per pair. The Wilderness Festival Organisers have kindly donated these tickets to help raise funds for St Mary’s Church and its community initiatives. 

You can place your bids by emailing Bidding ends at 12noon on Friday, 18th June. Thank you for your support.

St Mary’s Church gratefully acknowledge the support from Wilderness Festival.

Light up the world with prayer

13th -23rd May 2021

After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition.

During the 11 days of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

            Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ

Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus

Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in witness

St Mary’s has several free resources to support this initiative, including a prayer journal, prayer bookmark, prayer leather bands and a Digital Adventure Prayer Map for families.  These are now available in St Marys Church, Charlbury so please do drop in and get some.  

Font Cafe

We are delighted that Font Cafe is able to open again at St Marys Church, Charlbury, on Thursday 20th May and every following Thursday 10am – 12noon.

Whilst restrictions till apply we will providing table service, and asking you to socially distance from people not in your household / bubble. Please wear a face covering when you are not eating or drinking. 

Parents / carers with children very welcome. 

See you there!

Easter Services

Maundy Thursday Holy Communion 7.30pm 

Good Friday 

8am Holy Communion

10am Family Messy Church – booking required

2pm An hour at the foot of the cross

Easter Day

8am Holy Communion 

9am Holy Communion All Saints

9.45am Parish Communion  

Services are at St Marys unless stated otherwise.