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 April 2019 – Services and events at St Mary’s Church

Thursday 4th April

9-12pm Experience Easter for North Leigh School

Sunday 7th April

8am Holy Communion (BCP) NOTE earlier summer time

10am Café Church in the Turner Hall

6pm Holy Communion

Monday 8th April

10-11am Quiet hour

Wednesday 10th April

Friends of St Mary’s AGM

Sunday 14th April

10.00am Palm Sunday Communion

6.00pm Evening Service (BCP)

Monday 15th April

10-11am Quiet hour

Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th April – 

6.30pm Holy Week reflective services

Thursday 18th April – Maundy Thursday

6.30pm Soup and cheese supper available in the Turner Hall

7.30pm Service of Holy Communion, with foot washing and stripping of the altar

Friday 19th April – Good Friday

2pm Good Friday Meditation Service

Sunday 21st April – EASTER SUNDAY

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00am Easter Sunday Family Communion 

6.00pm Evening Prayer 

Wednesday 24th April

12 – 4pm Seniors’ Lunch and Tea Club in the Turner Hall

Sunday 28th April

10.00am Holy Communion

6.00pm Evening Service

Sunday 5th May

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00am Café Church in the Turner Hall

6.00pm 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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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.