St. Mary's Church
Oxfordshire, OX29 6TX
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4th July 2020
We have successfully opened the church for private prayer on Wednesdays from 4-6pm.
Adhering to present government guidelines, we are beginning to have trial services but can only accommodate limited numbers.
This will help us gauge how we might be able to resume regular services in church in the future.
Zoom services, every Sunday at 10am will continue.
30th June 2020
The church will be open on Wednesday1st July, and subsequent Wednesdays, from 4pm to 6pm for Private Prayer only, for a limited number of people.
Please read the Risk Assessment below, which has had to be completed in order for us to be able to open the church.
This has taken much time and hard work by just a few people and we should be thankful for their time and hard work in making all this possible.
For the safety of you and others, please abide by the guidance.
Also, please watch the video so you know what to expect when you arrive at church.
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Please don't forget to continue to save your recycling contributions - thank you
St Mary’s Church North Leigh
Sunday 12th July 2020
10am Communion Service (via Zoom)
Margaret is inviting you to scheduled Zoom meetings, as we come together in North Leigh for our 10am Sunday service broadcast from our homes .
If you have received an email from the church office, the log on number is the same for all of these Sunday services.
If you have not received an email from the church
office giving details of how to join the meeting, please email Margaret click here.
Topic: North Leigh 10.00 Sunday Service
Time: 09.50 for a 10.00 start
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
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.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO OUR 10am
SERVICES on Sundays
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.
If you are unsure or worried about how serious a situation is, contact one of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers :
Stuart Nimmo, on 01865 208290 or Sophie Harney on 01865 208295.
If you would like a '360 virtual visit' to
St. Mary's, please click here
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.
Welcome to the website of North Leigh Church
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
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.
Please take a tour of the site.
We hope you enjoy learning about our Church, and that you will come along and visit us.