St Mary’s and All Saints

Whoever you are and wherever you are, we welcome you to our website and hope to see you soon at St Mary’s Charlbury or All Saints Shorthampton.

Both churches are open during daylight hours and offer a quiet place to reflect, rest and pray.

If you’d like to get more involved with any aspect of the life and work of the church, or if you simply want to find out more, please look around our website and contact us.

Have a read of our welcome leaflet.

Service times

  • Sunday 8am Holy Communion in St Marys
  • Sunday 9.45am Parish Communion in St Marys
  • Second Sunday at Shorthampton – 6pm in summer, 11am in winter
  • Other services take place including messy church, choral evensong and Ignite – see the service and events sheet below for dates

Read this week’s Messenger

Services and Events in 2023

You can see photos of what takes place in church here

Upcoming Events

December 3, 2023
  • Holy Communion

    December 3, 2023  8:00 am - 8:30 am
    St Mary’s Church, Church Ln, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3PX, UK

    A quiet and peaceful service to begin Sundays worship.

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  • Parish Communion

    December 3, 2023  9:45 am - 10:45 am
    St Mary’s Church, Church Ln, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3PX, UK

    Parish Communion service lasting about 1 hour. All welcome. Activities for primary school aged children.

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  • Messy Church Nativity

    December 3, 2023  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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December 4, 2023
  • Memory Café

    December 4, 2023  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Charlbury Bowls Club, The Oxbrew Bowls Green, 74 Ticknell Piece Rd, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3TW, UK

    If you have a memory or thinking problem, or are a carer, you are invited to drop-in to our café. For a free cream tea, a chat and other activities.

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December 6, 2023
  • Holy Communion

    December 6, 2023  9:00 am - 9:30 am
    St Mary’s Church, Church Ln, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3PX, UK

    A quiet and peaceful service with Holy Communion

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  • Bell Ringing

    December 6, 2023  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    St Mary’s Church, Church Ln, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3PX, UK

    A happy band of ringers which you would be welcome to join. Carefully planned training will be given to those who wish to learn this craft, which can be very satisfying.

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December 7, 2023
  • Christmas Tree Festival

    December 7, 2023 - December 10, 2023  

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  • Font Cafe

    December 7, 2023  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    St Mary’s Church, Church Ln, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3PX, UK

    Font Cafe takes place each Thursday providing fair-trade teas and coffees and home made cakes. Everyone is very welcome - separate safe space for children and carers. Font Cafe is closed during August.

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December 8, 2023


St. Mary’s Church, Charlbury is a lively, supportive and engaging Christian community, made up of all ages and inviting every type of person to join with us to discover more about God’s love for all people. As well as a variety of weekly services we have regular messy church, choral evensong, Ignite – contemporary worship and an informal evening service.

During the week join Font Cafe and Stay and Play or our monthly Grief Encounters and Memory Cafe.


The peace of All Saints’ envelops you as you come through the gateway from a country lane: Welcome, pilgrim – this church has nestled for over nine hundred years in the mixed arable farmland that runs up the Evenlode valley.

O God, we thank you for this small church, in its beautiful setting among the fields, where people have prayed for centuries and been inspired and comforted. May we now find renewed strength from pausing here and take the peace of this special place with us wherever we are going next.  Amen


Who to contact with concerns

For all safeguarding concerns please immediately inform your Parish Safeguarding Officer, Louise on or 07972860646, or the PCC Safeguarding Representative Rachel on or 01608 811568.

For urgent safeguarding concerns, or if you are unsure or worried about how serious a situation is, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding team on or on 01865 208295, Mon to Thurs 9am to 5pm and Fri 9am to 4.30pm. For further information, please refer to our Safeguarding policies.

Who to contact in an emergency

If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. If there are concerns about their immediate welfare, don’t delay: call Children and Adult’s Social care on 0345 050 7666 or the MASH Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team: 0800 833408. Also please immediately inform your Parish Safeguarding officer, Louise on or 07972860646.