St. Mary's and St John’s are the Church of England (Anglican) churches serving our parishes and welcoming everyone to worship and activities.
We are engaged in the life of our communities and are delighted that our beautiful buildings are here for the benefit of all.
Our churchyards are places of peace and beauty, where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine, flowers and nature all around – please feel free to wander in.
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We'd love to hear from you
Next year, 2022, will be a special year for St Mary's as we will be celebrating 600 years since the founding of The Bede House (and also Chichele College).
As part of preparing for that we are about to embark on a large and exciting project - St Mary’s 600 Appeal - to improve the facilities of our unique grade 1 listed church buildings for wider community use.
We are conducting a survey of residents to help us learn more about our community needs as we'd love to know how we as a church can better provide for our community.
It only take a few minutes. Thank you
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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GIVE TO ST. MARY'S ONLINE
St. Mary's church is currently fundraising to carry out essential repair work on our three medieval buildings. Donations towards the work will be gratefully accepted.
Please donate here
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Our two churches depend a great deal on help from volunteers. If you are able to give your time, either occasionally or on a regular basis, we would love you to join our team of volunteers.
Please contact us here
GIVE TO ST. JOHN'S
St. John’s dates back to the mid-13th century and is used not only as a church but also as a community facility. We always need to fundraise to keep it maintained and we would be grateful for any contributions to help preserve the building.