St Mary the Virgin, Kirtlington

St Mary the Virgin occupies a prominent place at the heart of the village and seeks to be a haven of peace and fellowship and a resource for the wider community. 

St Mary the Virgin, Kirtlington

St Mary’s has a welcoming congregation and provides both modern and traditional services following a monthly pattern, but the regular routine is varied by less common forms of worship such as the commemoration of All Souls, Songs of Praise, and the Lamb Ale service.

There is a Family Service once a month and a dedicated Children’s Corner in the church to welcome and entertain younger visitors. Regular, short mid-week services are held. The church works very closely with Kirtlington School and hosts regular school services.

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.

The church is proud to be used as a community space, providing a venue for occasional concerts, drama performances, art exhibitions, and conferences. The church space has also been used for children’s music and dance classes, and adult exercise classes.

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 normally open during daylight hours. There is seating on green chairs for 64 people, and an additional 80 wooden chairs. There is seating in the choirstalls for a further 16.

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Our History

Sunday 12th December 2021 11:00
Morning Worship

Sunday 19th December 2021 10:00
Virtual Morning Service

Sunday 19th December 2021 18:30
Carol Service

Saturday 25th December 2021 10:30
Christmas Day Holy Communion

Sunday 2nd January 2022 11:00
Holy Communion

Sunday 9th January 2022 11:00
Morning Worship

Sunday 16th January 2022 10:00
Virtual Morning Service

Sunday 16th January 2022 16:00
Evensong

Sunday 30th January 2022 18:00
Candlemas Service

Kirtlington

Church Lane
Kirtlington
Oxon
OX5 3HJ

Contact number: 01869 369815

Email: kirtlington.akeman@gmail.com

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