The Church at the heart of the Community
St Mary’s – the Church of England parish church of Thatcham – is part of the Thatcham Team Ministry which also includes St Barnabas Church. There has been a church on the site of St Mary’s Thatcham for 1,000 years and for countless generations the church has been at the heart of community life.
Our worship follows the usual Anglican pattern and we have a choir and organ but there is an informality about our worship which makes everyone feel welcome. Many parents comment on how good St Mary’s is with young children – noise is not a problem!
St Mary’s is an open and welcoming worshipping community, a gathering of ordinary people seeking to deepen their relationship with God, with each other, and with the wider world. A degree of normality is returning and we are still learning how Christ can be present in our homes, our lives and our hearts, and not just when we meet together in a building.
If you know of people in need, or if you would like a conversation, please do get in touch with our Clergy - we will be pleased to hear from you.
The parish of Thatcham is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishop's guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Oxford’s safeguarding pages contains vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
Further information can be found here
St Mary's Thatcham Charity No. 1154079