St Mary the Virgin, Chesterton

A church at the centre of village life – a place of inspiration for generations past and present.

St Mary the Virgin, Chesterton

We hope you will feel welcome, whoever you are! Our church has been at the heart of village life for hundreds of years. Our regular congregation includes people of all ages and from all walks of life.

On the first Sunday of every month is the Young Families’ Service, which includes bible-storytelling, birthday prizes, and the occasional surprise visitor. On other Sundays there is a range of services – something, we hope, to suit everyone, ranging from the Book of Common Prayer to Taizé and modern worship songs.

St Mary’s works very closely with Chesterton School and is represented on the governing body.

Pastoral care is very important and individual members of the congregation are active in helping those in need in the village. Please get in touch with one of the wardens or clergy if you would like a visit or know of someone who would appreciate one.

There is a rota of local volunteers who are responsible for cleaning, flower arranging, bell-ringing and the upkeep of the churchyard.

The church is currently undergoing a period of restoration and renewal. We intend to install a WC and servery, make more space for socialising and performances, improve the heating and lighting, and generally make the building more inviting and accessible for everyone.

The church is normally open during daylight hours. There is seating in the pews for approximately 120.

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Our History

Sunday 12th December 2021 11:00
Holy Communion

Sunday 19th December 2021 10:00
Virtual Morning Service

Sunday 19th December 2021 11:00
Morning Worship

Friday 24th December 2021 16:00
Crib Service

Friday 24th December 2021 23:00
Midnight Mass

Sunday 26th December 2021 09:30
Holy Communion

Sunday 9th January 2022 11:00
Holy Communion

Sunday 16th January 2022 10:00
Virtual Morning Service

Sunday 16th January 2022 11:00
Morning Worship

Chesterton

Alchester Road
Chesterton
Oxon
OX26 1UW

Contact number: 01869 350224

Email: chesterton.akeman@gmail.com

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