Garsington: St Mary, Garsington
Our Other Churches
- About Us
- Find Us
- Contact Us
- Services and Events
- Features and Facilities
- More Info
NEWSFLASH 10th March 2014.
Service times in "services and events" are included up to Sunday, March 30th. NEXT SERVICES: Parish Communion on Sunday 16th March, and Morning Worship with discussion followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) on Sunday 23rd March, both at 9:30 am. PLEASE NOTE that March 16th, third Sunday of the month, IS NOT A FAMILY COMMUNION. Family Communion will be on March 30th this month, which is Mothering Sunday. The discussion subject for March 23rd will be Discipleship, led by our vicar Emma.
The next Cluster service of the three parishes together will be at All Saints Cuddesdon on Sunday 6th April, at Horspath on Sunday 4th May and back here at Garsington on Sunday 1st June.
St Mary’s Church, Garsington, stands on a raised hilltop site commanding fine views across the Thames Valley towards the Wittenham Clumps.
The wedding scene in "Amazing Grace" was filmed at this church.
The present church has weekly services with regular attendance averaging 30 people. Many more take part in activities such as bell ringing and flower arranging, while the biannual Fête (the last was in June 2012) brings a large number of people working together. Our congregation contains a good spread of ages, ranging from people newly moved in to others who have lived in Garsington for many years. A monthly family communion service is especially oriented towards children and younger families, and the church has strong links with the local church school. Visitors often remark about the friendliness of St Mary’s.
St Mary's has embarked on further development, thanks to a generous parishoner's legacy. The work includes an overhaul of the bells and the installation of a small serving area in the church. A repair on the organ pedal-board has already been carried out. In autumn 2010 the interior was redecorated and further restoration of decayed stonework around our windows was completed this summer (2012).
St Mary’s completed in 2007 a buildings restoration project costing over £200,000.
Our Sunday morning service is at 9:30 am and is normally a Parish or Family Communion. The Family Communion is normally on the third Sunday of the month but always check for variations around Christmas, Easter, in August and this year at harvest time in October. On the first Sunday in the month, we meet for a joint service at Garsington or one of our cluster partner churches of Cuddesdon and Horspath, so you should check locally (or above) which one is hosting the service. Cluster services normally start at 10 am.
St Mary's has a rota of three capable organists, so the organ is used for music on most Sundays.
We can't display parish boundaries on this page at the moment. View the map with boundary in Google Maps
You are seeing this message instead because your browser has not loaded the program code to produce the map.
This could be for a variety of reasons, including:
- Regular Services
- Other Events
The current editor is: John Buckley