Banbury St Mary

Welcome to St Mary's church in Banbury. We are proud to be part of Inclusive Church, a network of churches who strive to celebrate and affirm every person and does not discriminate.

We will continue to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity, or sexuality.

We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ. 


Get in touch

Mrs Kate Hirons

c/o The Parish Office, St Mary's Church Centre, Horse Fair, Banbury

OX16 0AA
Parish Administrator
(01295) 276045

Our website

What's on

St Mary's Parish Communion

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Banbury St Mary
Horse Fair Banbury, OX16 0AA, United Kingdom

Our Parish Communion is open to all every Sunday, see our website for more information and timings.
We follow the Church of England lectionary marking the church seasons through our liturgy which is from Common Worship.


At St Mary’s we want everyone to be and to feel safe.

Safeguarding: who to contact in an emergency

If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. If there are concerns about their immediate welfare, don’t delay – call Children and Adults Social care on 0345 050 7666 or the MASH Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team on 0800 833408

Information about MASH can be found here

Please inform the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Lesley Burge, that you have contacted them.

Safeguarding: who to contact with concerns

For safeguarding concerns at St Mary's please immediately inform the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Lesley Burge on 01295 276045 or email [email protected]

For Further support or to report a Safeguarding Concern to the Diocese of Oxford you can make a Safeguarding Referral.

Please call: 01865 208295 or email: [email protected] for urgent safeguarding concerns, Mon. to Thurs. 9am to 5pm and Fri. 9am to 4.30pm.

A Safeguarding Referral Form needs be used to refer safeguarding concerns to members of the diocesan safeguarding team. All phone or email referrals to the safeguarding team must be followed up by completing the Safeguarding Referral Form and returning it to: [email protected]

The safeguarding team aim to acknowledge receipt of all referrals within 48 hours. A member of the safeguarding team will contact the referrer, in accordance with case prioritisation, to discuss the referral further.

Banbury St Mary Charity No. 1179456