St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

Welcome to St Nicholas church in Old Marston and St Thomas church in Elsfield. Please do get in touch – we would love to hear from you. We are a diverse church who love Jesus and want to share His love with our community. You can find out more by following the links and scrolling down as well as on our Facebook page. A summary of events and services can be foud on our calendar page. St Nicholas church building is usually OPEN daily for private prayer.  Our safeguarding officer is Millius Palayiwa: Tel: 01865 725423, Email: millius.palayiwa@gmail.com. Above is a picture from our recent messy church (you can see more pictures here).

Annual Parish Meeting

The next annual parish meeting will take place at Mortimer Hall on Monday 20th May 2024 starting at 19:00. You are all welcome – just turn up. This is a chance to have your say on local issues and to address the parish council directly. Refreshments will also be available. For more information please contact the parish clerk (clerk@oldmarston-pc.gov.uk).

Information

Below is a summary of events, services and other information. Scroll down the page for more details.

Services

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Coming Up

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Tuesday Home Group

New members welcome

On 21st May, we are continuing our exploration of Service – from the Holy Habits series. If you’d like to give this a go, please speak to Sally Richards or Jane Burd for further info.

Friday Home Group

New members welcome

The group continues at the vicarage on 7th June and we will be looking at Eating Together (Hospitality) in the Bible.

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Donating to St Nicholas Church

If you would like to donate to the work of St Nicholas Church in Old Marston or upkeep of the church yard then you can use your smartphone. Open the camera app and hover over the QR code here until the image is fully in view. A message will appear on your screen: “pay.sumup.com”. Click on this and follow the instructions. We can claim gift aid of 25% on any donations up to £30. Thank you for your donation. We are now registered with the Parish Giving Scheme.  If you would like to set up a regular or one-off donation to St Nicholas Church please scan the QR code or go to: Marston St Nicholas – Parish Giving Scheme. If you are a tax payer please register for Gift Aid as this increases the value of your gift to us by 25%. For further information please email Eileen or call 01865 725423)

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Inclusive Church

St Nicholas is an Inclusive Church. This means that we welcome and affirm everyone in the name of Jesus Christ, whoever they are and wherever they may be on their spiritual journey.

Our aim is to worship and proclaim the Gospel in a way that reflects the love of Jesus Christ and so includes everyone equally without condition – whatever their age, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. As humble learners in the school of Christ we are filled with awe and wonder at the beauty and diversity of God’s world. Do come and join us as we strive, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to live as a fully inclusive worshipping community.

If you would like to know more, do talk to Sally Richards our inclusivity advocate. She can be contacted via our administrator Debbie Bailey

Morning Prayer

  • 09:00 Monday 20th May 2024
  • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

    Holy Communion

    • 09:30 Wednesday 22nd May 2024

    Evening Prayer

    • 17:00 Thursday 23rd May 2024
    • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

      BCP Morning Prayer

      • 08:30 Friday 24th May 2024
      • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
        Coffee Pot

        Coffee Pot

        • 10:30 to 12:00 Monday 20th May 2024 in church hall
        • All those who have been bereaved and others who would like to meet more people are welcome to join us and enjoy company and light refreshment.
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          Pulse

          • 19:00 Saturday 25th May 2024
          • At the church hall
          • For young people 11+
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          Holy Communion Service

          • 10:00 Sunday 26th May 2024
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          Elsfield Communion Service

          • 10:00 Sunday 26th May 2024
          • St Thomas Church Elsfield

          Holy Communion

          • 09:30 Wednesday 29th May 2024

          Evening Prayer

          • 17:00 Thursday 30th May 2024
          • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

            BCP Morning Prayer

            • 08:30 Friday 31st May 2024
            • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
              Baby and Toddler Group

              Baby and Toddlers

              • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 29th May 2024
              • At the church hall
              • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
              Lunch Club 23rd February 2024

              All Age Lunch Club

              • 12:30 Friday 31st May 2024
              • £4 donation
              • Open to all
              • Book with administrator by Tuesday 28th May 2024
              Christmas Eve Carol Service 2022

              Community Celebration Service

              • 10:00 2nd June 2024 – all welcome
              • With worship band, choirs and communion
              • There is NO shared lunch after service
              Evensong 05/06/2022

              BCP Evensong

              • 18:00 Sunday 2nd June 2024
              • At St Nicholas Church

                Morning Prayer

                • 09:00 Monday 3rd June 2024
                • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                  Holy Communion

                  • 09:30 Wednesday 5th June 2024

                  Evening Prayer

                  • 17:00 Thursday 6th June 2024
                  • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                    BCP Morning Prayer

                    • 08:30 Friday 7th June 2024
                    • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                      Baby and Toddler Group

                      Baby and Toddlers

                      • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 5th June 2024
                      • At the church hall
                      • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                      Lunch Club 23rd February 2024

                      Repair Café

                      • 14:00 Saturday 8th June 2024
                      • In church hall
                      • Book in advance
                      • Details coming soon
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                      Pulse

                      • 19:00 Saturday 8th June 2024
                      • At the church hall
                      • For young people 11+
                      Inside looking out

                      Holy Communion Service

                      • 10:00 Sunday 9th June 2024
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                      Marston Open Gardens

                      • 14:00 Sunday 9th June 2024
                      • Visit various gardens around Marston
                      • Open to all – tickets £5 from church hall
                      The tower

                      BCP Evening Prayer

                      • 18:00 Sunday 9th June 2024
                      • Followed by drinks at Red Lion pub

                      Morning Prayer

                      • 09:00 Monday 10th June 2024
                      • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                        Holy Communion

                        • 09:30 Wednesday 12th June 2024

                        Evening Prayer

                        • 17:00 Thursday 13th June 2024
                        • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                          BCP Morning Prayer

                          • 08:30 Friday 14th June 2024
                          • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                            Baby and Toddler Group

                            Baby and Toddlers

                            • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 12th June 2024
                            • At the church hall
                            • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
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                            Music for a Summer Evening

                            • 18:00 to 20:00 Saturday 15th June 2024 at church
                            • Free event: donations to Asylum Welcome and the work of church
                            • Local musicians and our choirs & musicians taking part.
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                              Holy Communion Service

                              • 10:00 Sunday 16th June 2024
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                                Messy Church

                                • 10:00 Sunday 16th June 2024
                                • Games, crafts, breakfast, action songs, stories, special guests
                                • For all ages – free – all welcome

                                  Morning Prayer

                                  • 09:00 Monday 17th June 2024
                                  • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                    Holy Communion

                                    • 09:30 Wednesday 19h June 2024

                                    Evening Prayer

                                    • 17:00 Thursday 20th June 2024
                                    • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                      BCP Morning Prayer

                                      • 08:30 Friday 21st June 2024
                                      • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                        Coffee Pot

                                        Coffee Pot

                                        • 10:30 Monday 17th June 2024
                                        • Church Hall
                                        • Meet and make friends over refreshments
                                          Baby and Toddler Group

                                          Baby and Toddlers

                                          • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 19th June 2024
                                          • At the church hall
                                          • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
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                                          Celtic Summer Solstice

                                          • 18:30 Thursday 20th June 2024
                                          • By the eco-hub, outside the vicarage
                                          • Meet around the fire pit, share stories and prayers
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                                          Pulse

                                          • 19:00 Saturday 22nd June 2024
                                          • At the church hall
                                          • For young people 11+
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                                          Elsfield Songs of Praise

                                          • 18:00 Sunday 23rd June 2024
                                          • St Thomas Church Elsfield
                                          Inside looking out

                                          Holy Communion Service

                                          • 10:00 Sunday 23rd June 2024
                                          Pause4Thought

                                          Pause for Thought

                                          • 18:00 Sunday 23rd June 2024
                                          • Free – all welcome
                                          • Landscape and Belonging
                                          • Speaker: Dr Peter Williams
                                          • 40 minutes – followed by Q&A and refreshments

                                          Morning Prayer

                                          • 09:00 Monday 24th June 2024
                                          • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                            Holy Communion

                                            • 09:30 Wednesday 26th June 2024

                                            Evening Prayer

                                            • 17:00 Thursday 27th June 2024
                                            • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                              BCP Morning Prayer

                                              • 08:30 Friday 28th June 2024
                                              • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                                Baby and Toddler Group

                                                Baby and Toddlers

                                                • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 26th June 2024
                                                • At the church hall
                                                • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                Lunch Club 23rd February 2024

                                                All Age Lunch Club

                                                • 12:30 Friday 28th June 2024
                                                • £4 donation
                                                • Open to all
                                                • Book with administrator by Tuesday 25th June 2024
                                                Memorial Garden Spring 2023

                                                Green Church

                                                • 10:00 Sunday 30th June 2024
                                                • Short Celtic Service in the Memorial Garden
                                                • Followed by nature walk

                                                Morning Prayer

                                                • 09:00 Monday 1st July 2024
                                                • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                  Holy Communion

                                                  • 09:30 Wednesday 3rd July 2024

                                                  Evening Prayer

                                                  • 17:00 Thursday 4th July 2024
                                                  • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                    BCP Morning Prayer

                                                    • 08:30 Friday 5th July 2024
                                                    • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                                      Baby and Toddler Group

                                                      Baby and Toddlers

                                                      • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 3rd July 2024
                                                      • At the church hall
                                                      • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                      Christmas Eve Carol Service 2022

                                                      Community Celebration Service

                                                      • 10:00 7th July 2024 – all welcome
                                                      • With worship band, choirs and communion
                                                      • There will be a shared lunch after the service
                                                      Evensong 05/06/2022

                                                      BCP Evensong

                                                      • 18:00 Sunday 7th July 2024
                                                      • At St Nicholas Church

                                                        Morning Prayer

                                                        • 09:00 Monday 8th July 2024
                                                        • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                          Holy Communion

                                                          • 09:30 Wednesday 10th July 2024

                                                          Evening Prayer

                                                          • 17:00 Thursday 11th July 2024
                                                          • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                            BCP Morning Prayer

                                                            • 08:30 Friday 12th July 2024
                                                            • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                                              Baby and Toddler Group

                                                              Baby and Toddlers

                                                              • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 10th July 2024
                                                              • At the church hall
                                                              • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
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                                                              Pulse

                                                              • 19:00 Saturday 13th July 2024
                                                              • At the church hall
                                                              • For young people 11+
                                                              Inside looking out

                                                              Holy Communion Service

                                                              • 10:00 Sunday 14th July 2024

                                                              Morning Prayer

                                                              • 09:00 Monday 15th July 2024
                                                              • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                                Holy Communion

                                                                • 09:30 Wednesday 17th July 2024

                                                                Evening Prayer

                                                                • 17:00 Thursday 18th July 2024
                                                                • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                                  BCP Morning Prayer

                                                                  • 08:30 Friday 19th July 2024
                                                                  • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                                                    Baby and Toddler Group

                                                                    Baby and Toddlers

                                                                    • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 17th July 2024
                                                                    • At the church hall
                                                                    • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                                    Inside looking out

                                                                    Morning Prayer

                                                                    • 10:00 Sunday 21st July 2024
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                                                                          Messy Church

                                                                          • 10:00 Sunday 21st July 2024
                                                                          • Games, crafts, breakfast, action songs, stories, special guests
                                                                          • For all ages – free – all welcome
                                                                            Inside looking out

                                                                            Confirmation Service

                                                                            • 18:00 Sunday 21st July 2024
                                                                            • Contact Vicar if you would like to confirmed
                                                                            • Band and choir taking part

                                                                              Full Calendar of Events

                                                                              Follow this link for the full calendars of all services and church hall bookings.

                                                                              Contact Us

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                                                                              St Nicholas Church

                                                                              C/O Marston Vicarage

                                                                              Elsfield Road

                                                                              Old Marston

                                                                              OX3 0PR

                                                                              Email: administrator

                                                                              Tel: 01865 580 354

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