Welcome to

St. Mary's Church

North Leigh

Oxfordshire, OX29 6TX

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 one of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Stuart Nimmo, on 01865 208290 or Sophie Harney on 01865 208295.

Forthcoming Services and Events

Please don't forget to bring your Besom and recycling contributions - thank you

Diary March2019 – Services and events at St Mary’s Church


Sunday 3rd             9am               Holy Communion (BCP)

10am             Cafe Church in the Turner Hall

                                    6pm             Holy Communion

Monday 4th             12.30pm            Funeral of Joan Quibell.

Wednesday 6th     10am            School Lent Service

6.30pm            Ash Wednesday Holy Communion & Imposition of ashes


                                                10-11am   Quiet time in Church –

           Sunday 10th    10am     Family Communion  with Baptism

                                          6pm    Evening Service

Sunday 17th           10am Holy Communion

                                    11.25am            Vestry Meeting and APCM in the Turner Hall

                                      6pm   Evening Service

Sunday 24th          10am    Holy Communion

                                      3pm              Wedding Preparation Session

                                       6pm Evening Service

Wednesday 27th            12-4pm            Seniors’ Lunch and Tea Club

Thursday 28th             11.30pm            Mission Committee at Betty’s

Saturday 30th    12 noon            Wedding of Dan and Abbie

 Sunday 31st        10am              Holy Communion (CW)

                                   6pm                 Iona Communion

April Notices

Monday 1st             9.30am       Ministry Team meeting – vicarage

Thursday 4th       9 – 12            Experience Easter for North Leigh School

Sunday 7th             8am               Holy Communion (BCP) (note earlier time)

10am             Cafe Church in the Turner Hall

                                    6pm             Holy Communion

  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.

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Verse of the day  

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 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.