Church of England Diocese of Oxford Datchet

St. Mary the Virgin

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The church of St. Mary the Virgin sits in the heart of the village of Datchet next to the Stag Public House and opposite the iconic Village Green.  Access for wheelchair, large pushchairs, prams or motorised scooters  is via the Church Community Centre entrance at the rear of the church, via the Vicarage Lane gate.  

 The Parish Administrator works from 9:30am - 2:30pm  on Wednesdays  and Fridays   

If your matter is URGENT please ring Fr Darcy Chesterfield -Terry on  07442 197 723  or if he is not available then  the Senior Churchwarden Elaine on 07960 859697 or Sandra on  07765 043669 

Safeguarding : We take Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously here at St Mary's and have adopted the Church of England policies relating to this, for both adults and children. We follow safer recruiting processes and all our personnel involved in working alongside children or vulnerable adults are required to be DBS checked and undergo relevant Safeguarding training appropriate to their role and function: St Mary's has adopted and uses the Church of England online training where a record of individuals' progress and outcomes of training can be monitored by the Safeguarding Officers, and follow up /further /updated training as required, occur. 

Local contacts :

Incumbent                                                                                                                                                                             Fr Darcy Chesterfield Terry e-mail: [email protected]uk tel: 07442 197 723

St Mary's Safeguarding Officer                                                                                                                                                                Jane Simpson  e-mail: [email protected] tel 01753 540948

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor                                                                                                                                                               Stuart Nimmo e-mail [email protected] tel; 01865 208290

More information and who to contact including Social Services in both Slough and the RBWM can be found at the foot of this page or by using the drop down menu of the left 

Please check our services and events by clicking the link on the left hand column 

 more information is available on our dedicated website - please head on over to have a look  


Services this Sunday,1st December 2019

8am Holy Communion - said BCP  Fr Darcy Chesterfiled -Terry 

9:00am Sung Eucharist  Fr Darcy Chesterfield-Terry 

10:15 Panto Rehearsal


STOP PRESS!  Our regular Sunday Worship times are changing from the 1st September  Stop Press! 

1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays   new time 9am  Sung Eucharist 

3rd  Sunday  new time 11am  Family Service 

5th Sunday joint service with our sister church St Thomas' Colnbrook , details will be published in the notices each time 


Weekday services 

Mondays 7:30am Morning Prayer in St Mary's 5pm Evening Prayer in St Thomas'

Tuesdays 7:30am Morning Prayer in St Mary's 5pm Evening Prayer in St Thomas'

Wednesday 7:30am Morning Prayer in St Mary's 5pm Evening Prayer in St Thomas'

11am Holy Communion said, in the North Aisle

Thursday 7:30am Morning Prayer in St Mary's 5pm Evening Prayer in St Thomas'

Friday 7:30am Morning Prayer in St Mary's 5pm Evening Prayer in St Thomas'

8:30am Holy Communion ( St Thomas' )


Advanced Notice Christmas events & Services 

Saturday 30th November - St Nicholas Fayre in St Mary's Church  11 am start

Monday 2nd December - 2pm  MU Deanery (Burnham & Slough) Advent Carol Service in St Mary's Datchet 

Saturday 7th December  -4:00pm  Community Advent Service in St Mary's Church, followed by Christmas on The Green 

Sunday 8th December - 5:00pm - Christingle Service 

Sunday 15th December  6:30 pm CITD Ecumenical Carol Service 

Christmas Eve 24th December - 4:00pm Crib Service with Nativity     and at     11:30pm Midnight Mass 

Christmas Day 8:00am - Holy Communion (BCP) and at 9:00am Family Communion 

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Get in touch

Vicar: The Reverend Darcy Chesterfield -Terry

The Parish Office, The Vicarage, London Road, Datchet, Berkshire SL3 9JW
(01753) 580467

Our website


19 Jun 2019, 2 p.m. for 4hr

The Green

Our commitment in brief - please see the drop down menu on the left for more information

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Advent Carol Service 4pm Saturday 7th December

1 Dec 2019, midnight