St. Mary's Church
Oxfordshire, OX29 6TX
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We are currently in Lockdown which means there will be a very restricted number of services in the church.
Forthcoming Services and Events
On Wednesdays the church will be open for Private Prayer between 2pm and 3pm
Sunday 28th February 2021
10am Holy Communion via Zoom.
Prayer for the nation:
The Archbishops' of Canterbury and York are encouraging us to pray every day at 6pm for the whole nation. Bishop Steven is encouraging us to use Psalm 23 as a focus for our prayer time - he has written a commentary for us to use alongside the Psalm. Please use this link if you would like to see the commentary
Bishop Steven has also written a course called `Come and See', a Lent Course, which we will undertake on-line. Lots of people are asking deep questions of faith at this time. `Come and See' is an invitation to everyone and anyone who feels adrift in this pandemic, whether or not they know anything about the Christian faith. Jesus says, Come and See, come and explore. There was nothing coercive about the way he engaged with them - only a gentle, gracious invitation to come and see, to hang out and find out more.
This invitation connects a sense of longing. We need to encourage and equip all of God's people to notice what God is up to and who with. So why not come and see? We are holding a group here but you will need to register through the Diocesan Website for the materials
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 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.
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.