St. Mary's is the Anglican church for Charlbury and seeks to proclaim and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our community.
All Saints' Church Shorthampton, set on a quiet lane not far from Charlbury, is a mixture of Norman, Gothic, and Georgian. Its main interest, apart from the quiet churchyard views across undulating hills and farmland, lies in its wall paintings.
SERVICES FOR THIS MONTH
THIS WEEKS MESSENGER
'Here I stand knocking at the door; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and sit down to supper with him, and he with me'. (Revelation 3:20)
Can you give a little time to the churchyard?
St Mary’s churchyard is a beautiful part of our town, valued by visitors and residents alike. To help keep it that way, there will be a “Springtime Churchyard Day” on Saturday 28th March from 9am until noon. Volunteers will be welcome, to help trim path edges, remove ivy growth from walls and trees, weed gulleys, and so on. Please bring your own tools and come along for however long you can spare. Refreshments will be provided. It should be fun. Do join us!
EXPERIENCING HOLY WEEK
You are invited to experience Holy Week at St. Mary's Charlbury on Good Friday, 3rd April at 10am. A chance to find out about the events of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. This service is suitable for children of all ages and there will be an opportunity to take part in drama and craft activities.
There was a great variety of homemade soups on offer for the Lent Lunch in St Mary's on Friday13th March with many coming in to enjoy the company of others over lunch, and we took over £200!
The church was particularly well attended this Sunday, not only because it was Mothering Sunday but also because young George was being baptised.
Sally Welch is our new vicar
We are delighted to announce that our next Vicar and Area Dean will be the Revd Dr Sally Welch.