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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 

Coronavirus : We understand what a concerning time this is for all : We  are monitoring the current  situation very closely and taking advice from the Church of England and other bodies - Please read the dedicated page ( link to the left)  which will be updated regularly, as and when we get information

22nd  March 2020 :

Following Church of England advice, please be aware that public services are suspended until such time as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation improves.

We will stream daily prayer (Morning at 9am and Evening at 5pm) daily. booklets and lectionaries (reading for the day) will be available by contacting Fr Darcy ( details above) 

link for live stream is here :-  we would be delighted if you were able to join us from the comfort of your home 

If you would like to be involved in a prayer group please complete the form 

We are working in collaboration Datchet Corona Volunteers to help support those who are self-isolating. Please contact them via their page or [email protected] if you can help or are in need of help.

Please use this link to hear a message from Fr Darcy

Please subscribe to our channel for further updates and also for Morning and Evening Prayer 

God bless you all.

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  


 Please read this week's notices sheet which can be found under weekly notices drop down tab


STOP PRESS!   Service suspended until further notice due to the Coronavirus advice received from C of E 

1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays new time 9:30 am  Sung Eucharist 

3rd  Sunday  11am  Family Service 

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


Weekday services  - Streamed online from 18th March 2020  

Daily Prayer will be live streamed at 9am and 5pm each day : -

Get in touch

Vicar: The Reverend Darcy Chesterfield -Terry

The Parish Office, The Vicarage, London Road, Datchet, Berkshire SL3 9JW

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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St. Mary the Virgin Charity No. 1131279