Latest Update to Services

The Christmas services at St Marys will go ahead as planned but for Midnight Communion, Early Morning Communion, and the Family Celebration you are requested to book a place in church. Please email, take a lateral flow test before coming and to wear a mask throughout the service. Only the 10.00 am Family Celebration will be on Zoom. The crib service will take place in the Laurence Hall garden.


Christmas Eve
Crib service 
 Friday 24th December 2021  Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
In the light of the Omicron Covid infections, we had decided to hold this service in the garden of the Laurence Hall, Church Road (OX10 9PP).  However, it now seems that heavy rain is forecast for late afternoon tomorrow, so sadly we have had to take the decision to cancel the crib service completely.

We were going to base the service on the Bible Society's children's book for this Christmas: The impossible promise
You can still see  a short animated version of this story at

(Scroll down the page a little and click on Video animation on the left hand side)

If you wish to attend one of these services (below) in church, it would be helpful to us if you could book beforehand by emailing
If you wish to attend the 10am service by Zoom, please email the same address for Zoom log-on details

Midnight Communion   Friday 24th December 2021  Time: 11:30pm - 12:30am

Christmas Day  Saturday 25th December 2021
                            8.00am  Traditional service of Holy Communion - in church

                          10.00am  All age Family celebration - in church and by Zoom
with the option of taking communion at the end
                                          (about 10.45am)

Page last updated: 23rd December 2021 4:10 PM