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. You can also suppport us on our giving page. Above is a picture from our recent Music for a Summer  Evening concert – more pictures here.

Information

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

Services

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    Tuesday Home Group

    New members welcome

    On 18th June, 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 21st 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). Find out more on our Giving Page.

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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

    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

    Holy Communion

    • 09:30 Wednesday 19h June 2024

    Evening Prayer

    • 17:00 Thursday 20th June 2024
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      BCP Morning Prayer

      • 08:30 Friday 21st June 2024
      • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
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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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        Holy Communion Service

        • 10:00 Sunday 23rd June 2024
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        Elsfield Songs of Praise

        • 18:00 Sunday 23rd June 2024
        • St Thomas Church Elsfield
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        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
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          Holy Communion

          • 09:30 Wednesday 26th June 2024

          Evening Prayer

          • 17:00 Thursday 27th June 2024
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            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
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              An Hour of Jazz

              • 18:00 to 19:00 Saturday 29th June 2024 at church
              • Local musicians and our choirs & musicians taking part.
              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
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                Holy Communion

                • 09:30 Wednesday 3rd July 2024

                Evening Prayer

                • 17:00 Thursday 4th July 2024
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                  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
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                        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
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                              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
                                        Messy Church 16th June 2024

                                        Messy Church

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

                                          Morning Prayer

                                          • 09:00 Monday 22nd July 2024
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                                            Holy Communion

                                            • 09:30 Wednesday 24th July 2024

                                            Evening Prayer

                                            • 17:00 Thursday 25th July 2024
                                            • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                              BCP Morning Prayer

                                              • 08:30 Friday 26th July 2024
                                              • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                                Baby and Toddler Group

                                                Baby and Toddlers

                                                • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 24th July 2024
                                                • At the church hall
                                                • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                Lunch Club 23rd February 2024

                                                All Age Lunch Club

                                                • 12:30 Friday 26th June 2024
                                                • £4 donation
                                                • Open to all
                                                • Book with administrator by Tuesday 23rd June 2024
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                                                Pulse

                                                • 19:00 Saturday 27th July 2024 (TBC)
                                                • At the church hall
                                                • For young people 11+
                                                Inside looking out

                                                Holy Communion Service

                                                • 10:00 Sunday 28th July 2024
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                                                Elsfield Communion Service

                                                • 10:00 Sunday 28th July 2024
                                                • St Thomas Church Elsfield

                                                Morning Prayer

                                                • 09:00 Monday 29th July 2024
                                                • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                  Holy Communion

                                                  • 09:30 Wednesday 31st July 2024

                                                  Evening Prayer

                                                  • 17:00 Thursday 1st August 2024
                                                  • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                    BCP Morning Prayer

                                                    • 08:30 Friday 2nd August 2024
                                                    • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                                      Baby and Toddler Group

                                                      Baby and Toddlers (TBC)

                                                      • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 31st July 2024
                                                      • At the church hall
                                                      • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                      Christmas Eve Carol Service 2022

                                                      Community Celebration Service

                                                      • 10:00 4th August 2024 – all welcome
                                                      • With worship band, choirs and communion
                                                      • There will be a shared lunch after service
                                                      Evensong 05/06/2022

                                                      BCP Evensong

                                                      • 18:00 Sunday 4th August 2024
                                                      • At St Nicholas Church

                                                        Morning Prayer

                                                        • 09:00 Monday 5th August 2024
                                                        • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                          Holy Communion

                                                          • 09:30 Wednesday 7th August 2024

                                                          Evening Prayer

                                                          • 17:00 Thursday 8th August 2024
                                                          • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                            BCP Morning Prayer

                                                            • 08:30 Friday 9th August 2024
                                                            • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                                              Baby and Toddler Group

                                                              Baby and Toddlers (TBC)

                                                              • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 7th August 2024
                                                              • At the church hall
                                                              • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                              Inside looking out

                                                              Holy Communion Service

                                                              • 10:00 Sunday 11th August 2024

                                                              Morning Prayer

                                                              • 09:00 Monday 12th August 2024
                                                              • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                                Holy Communion

                                                                • 09:30 Wednesday 14th August 2024

                                                                Evening Prayer

                                                                • 17:00 Thursday 15th August 2024
                                                                • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                                  BCP Morning Prayer

                                                                  • 08:30 Friday 16th August 2024
                                                                  • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                                                    Baby and Toddler Group

                                                                    Baby and Toddlers (TBC)

                                                                    • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 14th August 2024
                                                                    • At the church hall
                                                                    • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                                    Inside looking out

                                                                    Holy Communion Service

                                                                    • 10:00 Sunday 18th August 2024
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                                                                    Confirmation Service

                                                                    • 18:00 Sunday TBC October 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

                                                                      Administrator

                                                                      St Nicholas Church

                                                                      C/O Marston Vicarage

                                                                      Elsfield Road

                                                                      Old Marston

                                                                      OX3 0PR

                                                                      Email: administrator

                                                                      Tel: 01865 580 354

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                                                                      Your local churches at the heart of the community of Old Marston in Oxford and Elsfield village in Oxfordshire.

                                                                      You can support the work of St Nicholas and St Thomas in our communities. Go to our giving page to find out more.