News

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

The Churchwardens and PCCs of St Mary’s Chalgrove with St Helen’s Berrick Salome are delighted to announce that the Revd Dr Michael J Lakey has been appointed as the next Vicar of St Mary’s and Rector of St Helen’s. He will take up the post and be licensed at a special service to be held ... Read more

The Quiz took place on Saturday 2nd March 2019, organized by the Friends of St Mary’s and was a thoroughly enjoyable event. Sixteen teams took part and all of them scored over 50% ! The winning teams were The Non-Conformists with 143, the Returners with 142 and the Church Choir with 141. Many thanks to ... Read more

The collections taken at our main Christmas services this year totalled £839.60, which will be divided equally between Christian Aid and the Chalgrove Transport Service (CHATS). Thank you to you all for your generous donations. Read more

The annual St Nick’s Fayre on the 1st December was slightly less busy than last year but still greatly enjoyed by all who came. Jeanette and her team in the kitchen were kept busy with providing mulled wine and mince pies, teas, and lunches and Father Christmas had a steady stream of young visitors, many ... 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

An audience of more than 70 people filled the church at 3pm on Sunday 9th December and thoroughly enjoyed the concert of orchestral music performed by the Kingston Chamber Orchestra,  under their Conductor Andy Meyers.  The programme included the Sinfonia in D, Op.31 by J S Bach, Gershwin’s Four Songs, a Christmas Medley put together ... 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

Heritage

History

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