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St. Mary's Church

North Leigh, 

Oxfordshire, OX29 6TX   

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There will continue to be a restricted number of services in the church.

Forthcoming Services and Events

From Margaret : 


From Sunday 4th July we have been opening the church from Sunday to Thursday each week. We do have three people who have been doing this. I have met with several people who have welcomed the opportunity to re-enter the building to pray or just to spend time in our beautiful church. We would like this to continue. I have been opening and closing the building on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays but in August I will be away and we will need to find others who are willing to be on a rota to do this. If you are happy to do this can you please contact myself, Pat of Tony.

 If anyone would be willing to learn how to zoom from church then please speak to Margaret or Steve Legg for more information.

Wednesday 8th December

12.30 Seniors Christmas Event  Turner Hall

Sunday 12th December   Advent 3 

10am Holy Communion in church 

If you have not received an invitation by email, please click here to email Margaret who will send you a link and log on details.

Zoom is very easy to use but you will need to set up a free account here https://zoom.us/

You can also download it from the app store or Google play - you can use it on ipad / smart phones, laptops, or Macs. If you are uncertain - Tony Hopkins click here and David Bates click here are offering help and support to get you used to the programme.

At the start of each service, Margaret will MUTE YOUR MICROPHONE UNLESS YOU ARE SPEAKING AS PART OF THE SERVICE. EVEN A COUGH OR SLIGHT NOISE WILL BE PICKED UP AND CUT OFF THE PERSON WHO IS LEADING AT THAT POINT IN THE SERVICE. Please ensure that your microphone is on Mute unless you are speaking as part of the service. 


The Collect for Growth in North Leigh:

Almighty God

you gave life to the world and saw that it was good:

pour out your life-giving Spirit in the Parish of North Leigh

so that our community grows in understanding and love

and your church grows to include men and women,

young people and children who, restored in your image,

bring the good news of Jesus Christ to neighbours and friends through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Safeguarding Statement.

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 our Parish Safeguarding officer, Jenny Legg.

If you are unsure or worried about how serious a situation is, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor :

Richard Woodley. Click here to email.  07391868478

If you would like someone to pray for you or for a situation you are concerned about, please click  "prayer"  to email and your request will be passed to our confidential monthly prayer group.


Verse of the day   

St Mary’s Church, North Leigh, Oxfordshire has been a centre of Christian worship in the area for almost 1,000 years.


We endeavour to be an open and caring church that reaches out into our community and provides a place of spiritual comfort, love and worship, where everyone can experience God's redeeming love and grace. We nurture those already on their journey of faith, and are there to encourage and support people as they respond to the ways in which God calls them to work.


We rejoice in God’s all-embracing love and everyone is warmly welcome at all our services and activities, irrespective of age, race, background or way of life. Our main act of worship is at 10 am each Sunday: usually a service of Holy Communion but also through our monthly Café Church in our Church Hall across the road. Refreshments are served before or after each of these acts of worship and provides an opportunity to meet one another and build relationships. 

Our thriving ecumenical home groups help us to reach out to others. We take God's word beyond the boundaries of the church building, showing a Christian response within our changing world.

Different styles of worship enable us to reach diverse groups of people. Working with children is a high priority. Our close engagement with the C of E primary school, is pivotal to our vision to share God’s love across the community. Work continues with older children through the church-sponsored youth project, in a purpose-built modern youth centre. Existing activities for other groups include Men's Breakfast, monthly Seniors' Lunch and Tea Club, prayer and Bible study groups.

North Leigh Church is a place of prayer, peace and beauty, where you will find a warm welcome. We look forward to welcoming you at one of our services where we hope you will feel at home, make new friends, and most importantly, grow in relationship with God.

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We hope you enjoy learning about our Church, and that you will come along and visit us.