Ambrosden: St Mary the Virgin, Ambrosden

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The church has  Garrison connections. It is partly 12th Century, but more dominantly 14th Century architecture and building, with numerous alterations down through the ages. Recent alterations have included a kitchen and an area for community outreach..

The church has a fine ring of 8 bells, which are rung  at weddings and on other occasions on request.

Friendly cogrgation of about 25 , visitors welcome.


Ambrosden is one of the 8 parish churches in the Ray Valley Benefice.

The Ministry Team comprises:- A Rector -  The Revd Stephen Hayes 01869 247813

Revd Lucy Thirtle, 01865 379470 - with responsibility for Islip, Noke and Woodeaton

Revd. Victoria Mellor, 01865 331124 - with responsibility for Charlton, Oddington and Murcott

Revd. Lisa Holmes,,curate in the Benefice

Mrs. Glenys Edwards, Licensed Lay Minister, based in Oddington, 01865 331233

Mrs. Lynne Lewis, Benefice Administrator, 01869 247813

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Revd Stephen Hayes
The Rectory
Church Walk
OX25 2UJ
01869 247813 (Rector)

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Parish Communion
Every third Sunday at for 1 hour
Holy Communion
Led by a member of the Ministry Team
Every first third and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Service
Led by a member of the Ministry Team, this Service is suitable for all.
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
The X-tra One
Do you prefer a band to an organ? Do you prefer hymns that are more modern than ancient? The X-tra One could be for you, if you like singing, but prefer a less formal style of Service. After the service, stay for a coffee and a chat, meet new people, or catch up with old friends. Please come and join us at St. Mary's Church, Ambrosden.
Every first Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


Fellowship Group
Held in the Rectory, at Ambrosden, you can be assured of a warm welcome.
Every first and third Monday at 8:00 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Other information
Honorary curate: The Revd Lucy Rachel THIRTLE
Incumbent: The Revd Stephen Anthony HAYES
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5769
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: BICESTER & ISLIP (27403)
Benefice: The Ray Valley (27/412AJ)
Parish Legal Name: Ambrosden (270029 )
CofE Church Info: (627029 27/29)
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The current editor is: Lynne Lewis

This page was last updated on Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Ambrosden: St Mary the Virgin : Church Walk, Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, OX25 2LY

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