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  


 Please read this week's notices sheet which can be found under weekly notices drop down tab it includes an important notice on Safeguarding from Fr Darcy 


Services this Sunday 9th  February   : Third Sunday before Lent 

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

9:00am: Sung Eucharist  - Fr Darcy Chesterfield -Terry 


STOP PRESS!       St Mary's to Host weekly  temporary Post Office for Datchet from January    STOP PRESS! 

St Mary's will host a temporary Pop Up Post Office in the CCC  on Tuesdays 8:30am -12:30pm  ongoing until a permanent  PO is in place in Datchet 


STOP PRESS!   Service Times until MARCH 2020 Stop Press! 

1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays new time 9:00 am  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 

Service Times FROM 1st March 2020 

1st,2nd, 4th Sundays will revert to the 9:30am time slot 

3rd Sunday remains at 11am 

5th Sunday will be the time of whichever church the service is being held at, and will be advertised in the weekly notices. 


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' )

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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St Mary's Hosts weekly Post Office in Datchet

25 Jan 2020, midnight
St. Mary the Virgin Charity No. 1131279