Coronavirus guidance from the Church of England

In light of the Government guidance, the Church of England has said that all churches are to close to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read the statement in full here. You can find a live stream service or event to watch from home here.

Church of England Diocese of Leeds Oxenhope

Oxenhope: St Mary the Virgin

Welcome to St Mary the Virgin, Oxenhope. Please do visit us for any service or just simply to find a quiet, special place to spend some time in thought or prayer. Do browse our site to learn a bit more about us or get in touch with us for more information.


It is important at this time of COVID-19 (coronavirus) that we share the following information with you:

As of today (17th March 2020) the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have asked churches to suspend public services.  This means that all Sunday services (including Shine), along with Tuesday morning prayer, are on hold.  Social activities such as bellringing, book group, toddlers, the community cafe and house group are also on hold until such time as the situation improves - as are Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.  If you are unsure about whether something is going ahead, please contact us via this page.

We are live-streaming our Sunday 10 am service on our Facebook page here, and would love you to join us: https://www.facebook.com/stmarysoxenhope/.  You do not need a Facebook account to be able to see this page. Orders of service, reflections, intercessions and children's resources for the service may be found on the notices page.

We are sorry about this unprecedented situation, but in the meantime we will continue to support efforts to care for vulnerable folk in the village - and of course, our prayers for the village will not stop.  If you would like us to pray for you especially, please do get in touch.

Revd Cat


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Get in touch

Revd Cat Thatcher

The Vicarage Gledhow Drive Oxenhope BD22 9SA

Live-streamed Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 30m

Our weekly service of Holy Communion, live-streamed via our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/stmarysoxenhope/

Live stream Eucharist/Holy Communion

We take safeguarding very seriously. We are committed to the care and nurture of children and people of all ages. See attached document for more detail.
Sue Gibson
Parish Safeguarding Officer
07779986763 or 01535642684
[email protected]

9 May 2019, 12:15 a.m.