Baby & Toddler Group

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 2 hours
Break
Please note that this event will not be taking place between and
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

This warm and welcoming group is for parents and carers with babies and young children (up to school age) and meets on Wednesday mornings at the Church Hall in Elsfield Road from 9.30 am to 11.30 am during term time. We have a big collection of toys, books and activities and when the weather is good, we can also play in the enclosed yard behind the hall. Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided. It is funded by the church so there is no charge.

Mid-Week Communion Service

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

Our mid-week communion service takes place each Wednesday at 09:30 in church.
We have a friendly half hour communion service with a thoughtful talk and then, covid allowing,
we meet in the vestry for coffee and cake and biscuits. In our gatherings, our little chats are amazingly
varied and we can get to know each other better. We usually number about ten to twelve people.
Do join us if you are free.

Wednesday Welcome

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 2 hours, 30 mins
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

Wednesday Welcome is a new community social gathering which started on 2nd November 2022. It will meets every Wednesday in the church hall (on Elsfield Road, Old Marston) from 15:00 to 17:30 and will continue until the Spring (exact dates to be confirmed). All ages are welcome to join us in our warm church hall! There will be activities for children and quieter spaces for older people. Hot drinks, soup and snacks will be provided.

Pulse

Occuring
Saturday 26 November 2022, Saturday 10 December 2022, Saturday 14 January 2023, Saturday 28 January 2023, Saturday 11 February 2023, Saturday 25 February 2023 at for 2 hours
Venue
Church Hall
Address
Elsfield Road, Old Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR,

Pulse is a welcoming youth club for 11s to 18s meeting twice a month in term time. For more information contact the vicar

Term time

BCP Communion Service

Occuring
Every Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Sunday at for 45 mins
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

The book of Common prayer communion service takes place most Sunday mornings at 08:00 in church. One of our regular attenders says: “I love the BCP service because of the simplicity of the old liturgy and the beauty of its words. And though there are many words, their effect is to create a peaceful interlude, a sense of tranquillity at the beginning of a new week.”

Messy Church

Occuring
Monthly. Every Second Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
Venue
Church Hall
Address
Elsfield Road Old Marston, OX3 0PR,

Messy Church is a fun, creative way of doing church, involving hospitality and celebration. We meet in the church hall and do crafts and games together, with a delicious breakfast. We share bible stories and our own stories, with prayer and songs. Our aim is to get to know one another and to discover more about Jesus together.

Holy Communion Service

Occuring
Monthly. Every Second Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

Our communion service takes place on the second Sunday of each month. It is open to all who believe. After the service we meet at the church hall for refreshments.

Morning Prayer

Occuring
Every Monday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

e meet each week at 09:00 on a Monday morning for prayer. This meeting is open to all and is quite informal. This is an opportunity to come together to pray for the church, our community, for different people, our nation and beyond. We can share together, and in prayer, those cares and concerns that we have.
We will look at some passages from the Bible. We will sometimes look at the Daily Prayer Book. We also have a prayer bowl where you can leave prayer requests for the vicar. We also remember to give thanks to God for hearing us and for answered prayer, and for all the good things He gives us.

4PM Service

Occuring
Monthly. Every Third Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
Church Hall
Address
Elsfield Road Old Marston, OX3 0PR,

We meet on the third Sunday of each month at the church hall from 16:00. The service consists of informal modern worship with the band, bible discussions, interviews of guests, craft activities and refreshments. The service is open to everybody.

Coffee Pot

Occuring
Monthly. Every Third Monday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

Coffee Pot meets monthly at the church hall and is primarily for the bereaved but welcomes anyone who would like to meet more people. We provide tea, coffee and light refreshments and people are able to chat with old friends or meet new ones.
There is usually a short five minute talk on a religious theme or occasionally we may invite a visiting speaker to update us on topics of interest to the group. At Christmas we have a more festive meeting and enjoy singing a few carols. Once or twice a year we have a soup or sandwich lunch. There is no charge for attending but donations towards the cost of refreshments are welcome.

Lunch Club

Occuring
Monthly. Every Last Friday at for 1 hour
Break
Please note that this event will not be taking place between and
Venue
Church Hall
Address
Elsfield Road, Old Marston, Oxford, OX3 0PR,

Our all age lunch club is a new regular event that started in 2022. This is open to local people and takes place on the the last Friday of each month from 12:30. The food is home made by Jackie (a qualified and experienced caterer) and her team. The venue is the church hall in Elsfield Road. The meal is a two-course meal, including a vegetarian option and jacket potatoes.  Come with ideas for a name, games, music and to make new friends. The cost is a £3.00 donation. To make a booking please contact our administrator (01865-580354, [email protected]) by the Monday of the same week at the latest, passing on any dietary requirements. We look forward to seeing you.

Celtic Communion Service

Occuring
Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

The Celtic Communion Service is usually shorter than the traditional communion service, uses more inclusive language and includes our junior choir.

Taizé Communion Service

Occuring
Monthly. Every First Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

We will be doing regular services similar in style of the Taizé community in France at 09:00 on the first Sunday of each month. We will sing the songs, chants, liturgies and reflections created by or in the style of the Taizé community, creating an ambience a little different from the more traditional communion service. We will hold communion during the service.

Green Church

Occuring
Monthly. Every First Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

Meet in the memorial garden at 10:30 on the first Sunday of the month. There will be a short time of prayer then followed by an activity. Activities include nature walks, bulb planting, allotment maintenance, etc. Afterwards we meet at the eco-hob outside the vicarage for refreshments.

Evensong

Occuring
Monthly. Every First Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

Evening Prayer (often called Evensong), in the Anglican Church, is the traditional service when people come to church to worship in the late afternoon or early evening. We have both congregational and choral services and twice a year we join with Headington Trinity church.

Celtic Year Gatherings

Occuring
Wednesday 21 December 2022, Wednesday 01 February 2023, Tuesday 21 March 2023, Monday 01 May 2023, Thursday 22 June 2023, Tuesday 01 August 2023, Thursday 21 September 2023 at for 1 hour
Venue
St Nicholas Marston
Address
Elsfield Road Marston Oxford, OX3 0PR, GB

The Celtic Gatherings are informal and open to all. We will be marking key seasons and moments during the year, following the thoughts in the book by David Cole – “The Celtic Year”. We will usually gather around an open fire and maybe write things down then casting them onto the fire as a symbol of letting go. There will be some liturgy, some sharing, some reading of the bible and closing in prayer. There will be hot drinks and marshmallows. People need to bring a blanket and warm clothes if it is cold.