Oxenhope: St Mary the Virgin, Oxenhope

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Thank you for visiting us. 

We are here to show the love of God; to serve the village of Oxenhope in spirit and in truth and to journey together as a community of believers in our daily lives.

You may wish to contact our priest Revd Cat by email: oxenhopecat@gmail.com or by phone 01535 648391.

If in urgent need of a priest and you cannot get in contact with Revd Cat: please contact the Area Dean, Revd Sandra Benham (01274589005)

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Revd Cat Thatcher
The Vicarage
Gledhow Drive
BD22 9SA
01535648391 or 07764654788 (Sam Mawer - administrator)

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Holy Communion (BCP)
Experience Holy Communion through the power and dignity of the Book of Common prayer
Every first Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Holy Communion
Our Sunday morning worship is always one with Holy Communion. All are welcome to this village, family community service with children's groups and refreshments. The second Sunday of the month is a specific family and uniformed organisation parade service which is popular with families with primary school children in particular.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship


A long standing and successful guide group meeting in the lower tower room, in school term times. Contact Sue Hall for more details - email: suejhall@blueyonder.co,uk
Term time only.
Every Monday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Book group
A book group sponsored by Bradford MDC library services for adults interested in general fiction (secular). All welcome. No charge and refreshments provided. see "Oxenhope book group" on facebook for more info.
Every second Monday at 7:00 PM for 1 hour


Morning prayer (BCP)
Come and enjoy this centuries old tradition.
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
A popular Rainbow's group meeting in the lower tower room in school term time. Contact Lynn Leng for more info - email lynn.leng@oxenhope.bradford.sch.uk
Term time only.
Every Tuesday at 5:15 PM for 1 hour
A super group of busy Brownies who meet in the lower tower room in term time. For contact information about the leader, speak to Sam 07764654788
Term time only.
Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for 1½ hours
PCC meeting
The Parochial church council monthly meeting. This meeting is not open to the public. Any church members interested in joining the PCC should speak to the PCC Chairman (Revd Cat) or PCC secretary (Andrew Collinson) in the first instance. Appointments to the PCC are made at the Annual Parochial Meeting in April of each year.
Every second Tuesday at 7:30 PM for 2 hours


Bell ringing practice
We have excellent ringing facilities at St Mary's with a full peal of eight bells. All are welcome to come and give it a try. We have experienced trainers and a lively, friendly group of ringers - adults and children alike. If you would like to join, new ringers should attend at 7pm (not 7.30pm).
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments


A toddler group run by parents and toddlers for parents and toddlers. Come and enjoy, fun, play, music and stories. Suggested donation 1 - includes refreshments
Every Thursday at 9:15 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Choir practice
All are welcome to come and sing with us in practise. Do come and give it a try. We have a very experienced choir leader and are blessed with a choir almost twenty strong and three organists.
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Night prayer
A gentle and calming end to the day with the beautiful service of compline.
Every Thursday at 8:15 PM for ½ hour


Breakfast with God
This is an event for primary school children and their parents/carers. Come and enjoy breakfast, crafts, stories and music. No charge and breakfast is for the parents as well as the children :)
Every first Saturday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
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Holy Communion - Rembemberance Sunday
The Holy Communion of Remembrance Sunday will be a said service commencing at 9.30am.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Remembrance Service
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Holy Baptism
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 2:00 PM for ¾ hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome

Stained Glass Floodlight


Church Open

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6915
Style of worship: A sacred space for contemporary and traditional worship
Archdeaconry: BRADFORD (461)
Deanery: Aire and Worth (46108)
Benefice: Oxenhope (46/238)
Parish Legal Name: Oxenhope (460340 )
CofE Church Info: (646469 4/176)
Short URL: acny.uk/6915/
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The current editor is: Cat Thatcher

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This page was last updated on Thursday 5th October 2017
Oxenhope: St Mary the Virgin : Hebden Bridge Road, Oxenhope, West Yorkshire, BD22 9QJ - On the right hand side of the road as you leave the village heading towards Hebden Bridge

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