The afternoon concert on Sunday 22nd September was a great success. Our musicians were Chris Devonport, organ, Faye O’Hara, cornet, Roger Derbyshire, organ, Will Grainger, euphonium, and Alice Derbyshire, flute. They had selected just eight pieces for us which gave them a chance to demonstrate their respective talents and gave us the chance to hear ... Read more

On Saturday 7th September some 40 members of Oxford Psalmody, led by Edwin Macadam, visited St Mary’s at the beginning of a tour of four churches in our area. Arriving before 10am, they were welcomed with tea and coffee and cake. Accompanied by their own small band of strings and woodwind, they then gave the ... Read more

“Chalgrove we have a banquet!” was the message, and what an excellent occasion it was, with the theme of the moon landing 50 years ago. The organising team had gone to great lengths to set the atmosphere with illuminated ‘planets’ suspended in strategic places, coloured stars flying across the chancel arch, and bunting for celebration. ... Read more

The church was packed for the Induction, Institution and Installation of the Revd Dr Michael J Lakey, as the Vicar of St Mary’s Chalgrove and Rector of St Helen’s Berrick Salome, by the Bishop of Dorchester, the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher OBE, on Thursday 1st August. Visitors from Ripon College Cuddesdon and Michael’s previous parishes, ... Read more

Very many thanks to all our brilliant hosts for their excellent catering and hospitality! Well done Jeanette, Olga and Andy for the faultless organisation, right up to the last minute when unforeseen changes were necessary! Everyone had a very enjoyable evening, meeting new friends and old, dining well and getting a little exercise in between ... Read more

The St Mary’s band of bellringers recently gained four new members when Maggie, Faye, Emilia and Jonathan were awarded their certificates of membership of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers. Congratulations to them and to the band for recruiting and bringing on more new recruits! Our photo shows Maggie, Jonathan and Faye with their ... Read more

There was no mistaking whose stall it was as the new banner stood proudly atop our gazebo. And although the weather was dull and cool, giving away free muffins to everyone who accepted the offer helped to add some warmth to the day. As well as handing out leaflets about the forthcoming Art Weeks exhibition ... Read more

At a special service in Dorchester Abbey on 16th September, Andrew Davis was enrolled into the Fellowship of Saint Birinus by the Bishop of Dorchester, Bishop Colin. Our picture shows Andrew, third from right with his certificate in front of him, together with other newly admitted Fellows. Andrew tells us that it was a humbling ... Read more

The Church

The Church

The Church of England Parish of Chalgrove with Berrick Salome is in the Aston & Cuddesdon Deanery of the Diocese of Oxford

Friends of St Mary's

Friends of St Mary's

The Friends support the work of the church through social events and fundraising



The main glory of St Mary's is the internationally important scheme of medieval paintings on the upper walls of the chancel