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. 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 talk by Andy about birds, which is part of our series of meetings known as Pause for Thought.

Coming Up

  • OxClean – Satuday 2nd March 2024 – meet outside Mortimer Hall at 10:00 – more info to follow
  • Baby & Toddlers: Wednesdays 09:30 to 11:30
  • World Day of Prayer – 14:00 Friday 1st March – remembering  the women of Holy Land
  • Homegroup – next meeting 1st March – download the poster here
  • Giving Garage – Saturdays 09:00-11:00 at eco-hub
  • Pulse Youth Club returns 19:00 9th March 2024
  • Energy returns 10:00 10th March 2024
  • Churches Together: second Wednesday of month 14:30 at Marston URC – all welcome, suitable for those with dementia
  • Messy Church back on 17th March – download the poster here
  • Coffee Pot: 18th March 10:30 church hall
  • Marston Community Market – Saturday 6th April 2024 11:00 to 14:00 at Mortimer Hall
  • Marston Open Gardens returns Sunday 9th June 2024 from 14:00 to 17:00 – tickets and refreshments at church hall –  details to follow
  • Music for a Summer Evening – Satuday 15th June 2024 18:00 to 20:00

Information

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Inclusive Church

St Nicholas Church has joined Inclusive Church. Inclusive Church is a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision ‘We believe in inclusive church – a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate’.

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Holy Communion

  • 09:30 Wednesday 28th February 2024

Evening Prayer

  • 17:00 Thursday 29th February 2024
  • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

    BCP Morning Prayer

    • 08:30 Friday 1st March 2024
    • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
      Baby and Toddler Group

      Baby and Toddlers

      • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 28th February 2024
      • At the church hall
      • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
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      World Day of Prayer

      • St Nicholas Church
      • Service designed by the women of Palestine
      • Support our church and the people of the Holy Land
      • Refreshments will be provided
      OxClean 2022

      OxClean

      • 10:00-12:00 Saturday 2nd March 2024
      • Meet outside Mortimer Hall at 10:00
      • Our 17th annual litter pick around Old Marston
      • A fun community event that makes a diffference
      Christmas Eve Carol Service 2022

      Community Celebration Service

      • 10:00 3rd March 2024 – all welcome
      • With worship band, choirs and communion
        Evensong 05/06/2022

        Congregational Evensong

        • 18:00 Sunday 3rd March 2024
        • At St Nicholas Church

          Morning Prayer

          • 09:00 Monday 4th March 2024
          • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

            Holy Communion

            • 09:30 Wednesday 6th March 2024

            Evening Prayer

            • 17:00 Thursday 7th March 2024
            • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

              BCP Morning Prayer

              • 08:30 Friday 8th March 2024
              • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                Baby and Toddler Group

                Baby and Toddlers

                • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 6th March 2024
                • At the church hall
                • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                Buttercups in Spring

                Homegroup

                • 19:00 Friday 8th March 2024 at vicarage
                • Time of fellowship, prayer and bible study
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                Pulse

                • 19:00 Saturday 9th March 2024
                • At the church hall
                • For young people 11+
                St Nicholas Church under snow

                Holy Communion Service

                • 10:00 Sunday 10th March 2024

                Morning Prayer

                • 09:00 Monday 11th March 2024
                • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                  Holy Communion

                  • 09:30 Wednesday 13th March 2024

                  Evening Prayer

                  • 17:00 Thursday 14th March 2024
                  • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                    BCP Morning Prayer

                    • 08:30 Friday 15th March 2024
                    • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                      Baby and Toddler Group

                      Baby and Toddlers

                      • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 13th March 2024
                      • At the church hall
                      • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                      Buttercups in Spring

                      Homegroup

                      • 19:00 Friday 15th March 2024 at vicarage
                      • Time of fellowship, prayer and bible study
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                      Elsfield Communion Service

                      • 10:00 Sunday 17th March 2024
                      • St Thomas Church Elsfield
                      Maundy Thursday Elsfield 2023

                      Morning Prayer

                      • 10:00 Sunday 17th March 2024
                      • St Nicholas Church
                      Messy Church 19th November 2023

                      Messy Church

                      • 10:00 Sunday 17th March 2024
                      • Games, crafts, breakfast, action songs, stories, special guests
                      • For all ages – free – all welcome

                        Morning Prayer

                        • 09:00 Monday 18th March 2024
                        • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                          Holy Communion

                          • 09:30 Wednesday 20th March 2024

                          Evening Prayer

                          • 17:00 Thursday 21st March 2024
                          • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                            BCP Morning Prayer

                            • 08:30 Friday 22nd March 2024
                            • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                              Coffee Pot

                              Coffee Pot

                              • 10:30 Monday 18th March 2024
                              • Church Hall
                              • Meet and make friends over refreshments
                                Baby and Toddler Group

                                Baby and Toddlers

                                • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 20th March 2024
                                • At the church hall
                                • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                Celtic Gathering 21st September 2023

                                Spring Equinox Celtic Gathering

                                • 18:30 Thursday 21st March 2024
                                • Outsisde the vicarage
                                • Around the fire pit
                                • All welcome – wrap up warm
                                Lunch Club 24th November 2023

                                All Age Lunch Club

                                • 12:30 Friday 22nd March 2024
                                • £4 donation
                                • Open to all
                                • Book with administrator by Monday 18th March 2024
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                                Pulse

                                • 19:00 Saturday 23rd March 2024
                                • At the church hall
                                • For young people 11+
                                Earth Day 22nd April 2023

                                Spring Fun Day

                                • 10:00-13:00 Saturday 23rd March 2024
                                • At the church hall
                                • Free event for all the community
                                • More information to follow
                                Easter 2023

                                Palm Sunday Communion Service

                                • 10:00 Sunday 24th March 2024

                                Morning Prayer

                                • 09:00 Monday 25th March 2024
                                • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                  Holy Communion

                                  • 09:30 Wednesday 27th March 2024

                                  Evening Prayer

                                  • 17:00 Thursday 28th March 2024
                                  • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                    BCP Morning Prayer

                                    • 08:30 Friday 29th March 2024
                                    • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                      Baby and Toddler Group

                                      Baby and Toddlers

                                      • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 27th March 2024
                                      • At the church hall
                                      • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                      Maundy Thursday Elsfield 2023

                                      Elsfield Maundy Thursday Supper

                                      • 18:30 Thursday 28th March 2024
                                      • St Thomas Church Elsfield
                                      • Fish and Chip Supper with informal communion
                                      Easter 2023

                                      Good Friday Liturgy

                                      • 10:00 Friday 29th March 2024
                                      • Liturgy at St Nicholas Church
                                      • Followed by hot cross buns

                                      Good Friday 2022

                                      Walk of Witness

                                      • 11:30 Friday 29th March 2024
                                      • Starting at St Nicholas Church
                                      • Join other local churches
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                                      Sunrise Service

                                      • 06:00 Sunday 31st March 2024
                                      • At St Nicholas Church
                                      • Followed by breakfast in the church hall

                                      Holy Communion

                                      • 09:30 Wednesday 3rd April 2024

                                      Evening Prayer

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

                                        BCP Morning Prayer

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

                                          Baby and Toddlers

                                          • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 3rd April 2024
                                          • At the church hall
                                          • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                          Buttercups in Spring

                                          Homegroup

                                          • 19:00 Friday 5th April 2024 at vicarage
                                          • Time of fellowship, prayer and bible study
                                            Christmas Eve Carol Service 2022

                                            Community Celebration Service

                                            • 10:00 7th April 2024 – all welcome
                                            • With worship band, choirs and communion
                                              Evensong 05/06/2022

                                              BCP Evensong

                                              • 18:30 Sunday 7th April 2024
                                              • At St Nicholas Church

                                                Morning Prayer

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

                                                  Holy Communion

                                                  • 09:30 Wednesday 10th April 2024

                                                  Evening Prayer

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

                                                    BCP Morning Prayer

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

                                                      Baby and Toddlers

                                                      • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 10th April 2024
                                                      • At the church hall
                                                      • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                      St Nicholas Marston Pulse Bellringers 251123

                                                      Pulse

                                                      • 19:00 Saturday 13th April 2024
                                                      • At the church hall
                                                      • For young people 11+
                                                      St Nicholas Church under snow

                                                      Holy Communion Service

                                                      • 10:00 Sunday 14th April 2024

                                                      Morning Prayer

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

                                                        Holy Communion

                                                        • 09:30 Wednesday 17th April 2024

                                                        Evening Prayer

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

                                                          BCP Morning Prayer

                                                          • 08:30 Friday 19th April 2024
                                                          • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                                            Coffee Pot

                                                            Coffee Pot

                                                            • 10:30 Monday 15th April 2024
                                                            • Church Hall
                                                            • Meet and make friends over refreshments
                                                              Baby and Toddler Group

                                                              Baby and Toddlers

                                                              • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 17th April 2024
                                                              • At the church hall
                                                              • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                              St_Thomas_Elsfield_Harvest_Service_170923

                                                              Elsfield Communion Service

                                                              • 10:00 Sunday 21st April 2024
                                                              • St Thomas Church Elsfield
                                                              Memorial Garden Spring 2023

                                                              Green Church

                                                              • 10:00 Sunday 21st April 2024
                                                              • Short Celtic Service in the Memorial Garden
                                                              • Help at Court Place Farm Allotments
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                                                              Messy Church

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

                                                                Morning Prayer

                                                                • 09:00 Monday 22nd April 2024
                                                                • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                                  Holy Communion

                                                                  • 09:30 Wednesday 24th April 2024

                                                                  Evening Prayer

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

                                                                    BCP Morning Prayer

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

                                                                      Baby and Toddlers

                                                                      • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 24th April 2024
                                                                      • At the church hall
                                                                      • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                                      Lunch Club 24th November 2023

                                                                      All Age Lunch Club

                                                                      • 12:30 Friday 26th April 2024
                                                                      • £4 donation
                                                                      • Open to all
                                                                      • Book with administrator by Monday 22nd April 2024
                                                                      Flute Concert 17th June 2023

                                                                      Osaris String Quartet Music Concert

                                                                      • Satuday 27th April 2024 starting 18:00
                                                                      • At St Nicholas Church
                                                                      • More details coming soon
                                                                      St Nicholas Marston Pulse Bellringers 251123

                                                                      Pulse

                                                                      • 19:00 Saturday 27th April 2024
                                                                      • At the church hall
                                                                      • For young people 11+
                                                                      St Nicholas Church under snow

                                                                      Holy Communion Service

                                                                      • 10:00 Sunday 28th April 2024
                                                                      Pause4Thought

                                                                      Pause for Thought

                                                                      • 18:00 Sunday 28th April 2024
                                                                      • Free – all welcome
                                                                      • Dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties
                                                                      • Speaker: Dr Ginny Stacey (Ross)
                                                                      • 40 minutes – followed by Q&A and refreshments

                                                                      Morning Prayer

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

                                                                        Holy Communion

                                                                        • 09:30 Wednesday 1st May 2024

                                                                        Evening Prayer

                                                                        • 17:00 Thursday 2nd May  2024
                                                                        • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                                          BCP Morning Prayer

                                                                          • 08:30 Friday 3rd May 2024
                                                                          • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
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                                                                            Celtic Summer Season

                                                                            • 18:30 Tuesday 30th April 2024
                                                                            • By the eco-hub, outside the vicarage
                                                                            • Meet around the fire pit, share stories and prayers
                                                                            Baby and Toddler Group

                                                                            Baby and Toddlers

                                                                            • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 1st May 2024
                                                                            • At the church hall
                                                                            • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                                            Christmas Eve Carol Service 2022

                                                                            Community Celebration Service

                                                                            • 10:00 5th May 2024 – all welcome
                                                                            • With worship band, choirs and communion
                                                                              Evensong 05/06/2022

                                                                              BCP Evensong

                                                                              • 18:30 Sunday 5th May 2024
                                                                              • At St Nicholas Church

                                                                                Full Calendar of Events

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

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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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