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 found 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. Holiday Club is back on Monday 29th July 2024. To find out more and to book please go to our Holiday Club page.

Information

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

Coming Up

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Tuesday Home Group

New members welcome

On 16th July we are meeting at 62 Osler Rd, to decide what to do next. Just come along as this will be a good opportunity to find out more about the group and to advance order a Thai Takeaway for our social evening on 23rd July. Speak to Sally Richards or Jane Burd for further info.

Friday Home Group

New members welcome

The group continues at the vicarage on 19th July and we will be looking at Eating Together (Hospitality) in the Bible. Last one before the summer holiday and hoping to return on 6th September. Please contact  Joel if you would like to join us in the Autumn.

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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

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Pulse

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

                Morning Prayer

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

                  Holy Communion

                  • 09:30 Wednesday 24th July 2024

                  Evening Prayer

                  • 17:00 Thursday 25th July 2024
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                    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 July 2024
                      • £4 donation
                      • Open to all
                      • Book with administrator by Tuesday 23rd July 2024
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                      Pulse

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

                      • 09:30-15:30 Monday 29th July 2024 at church
                      • Games, crafts, breakfast, action songs, stories,quiz, food, fun
                      • For ages 4 to 12

                        Morning Prayer

                        • 09:00 Monday 29th July 2024
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                          Holy Communion

                          • 09:30 Wednesday 31st July 2024

                          Evening Prayer

                          • 17:00 Thursday 1st August 2024
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                            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
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                              Celtic Gathering

                              • 18:30  Thursday 1st August 2024
                              • Meet around the fire pit at the eco-hub at the vicarage
                              • Bring a chair, something to share and a blanket if cold
                              • All are welcome
                              Christmas Eve Carol Service 2022

                              Community Celebration Service

                              • 10:00 4th August 2024 – all welcome
                              • With worship band, choirs and communion
                              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
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                                    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
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                                      Social: Lunch

                                      • 12:00 Friday 9th August 2024
                                      • Lunch at Victoria Arms
                                      • All welcome
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                                      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
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                                            Social: Tea and Cakes

                                            • 15:00 Wednesday 14th August 2024
                                            • Tea and cakes at the Oxford Grill
                                            • All welcome
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                                            Holy Communion Service

                                            • 10:00 Sunday 18th August 2024

                                            Morning Prayer

                                            • 09:00 Monday 19th August 2024
                                            • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                              Holy Communion

                                              • 09:30 Wednesday 21st August 2024

                                              Evening Prayer

                                              • 17:00 Thursday 22nd August 2024
                                              • St Nicholas Church, Old Marston

                                                BCP Morning Prayer

                                                • 08:30 Friday 23rd August 2024
                                                • St Thomas Church, Elsfield
                                                  Baby and Toddler Group

                                                  Baby and Toddlers (TBC)

                                                  • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 21st August 2024
                                                  • At the church hall
                                                  • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
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                                                  Social: Tea and Cakes

                                                  • 15:00 Thursday 22nd August 2024
                                                  • Coffee and cakes at Bury Knowle Park Café
                                                  • All welcome
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                                                  Holy Communion Service

                                                  • 10:00 Sunday 25th August 2024
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                                                  Elsfield Communion Service

                                                  • 10:00 Sunday 25th August 2024
                                                  • St Thomas Church Elsfield

                                                  Holy Communion

                                                  • 09:30 Wednesday 28th August 2024

                                                  Evening Prayer

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

                                                    BCP Morning Prayer

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

                                                      Baby and Toddlers (TBC)

                                                      • 09:30 to 11:30 Wednesday 28th August 2024
                                                      • At the church hall
                                                      • Free – all accompanied babies and toddlers welcome
                                                      Lunch Club 23rd February 2024

                                                      All Age Lunch Club

                                                      • 12:30 Friday 30th August 2024
                                                      • £4 donation
                                                      • Open to all
                                                      • Book with administrator by Tuesday 27th August 2024
                                                      Christmas Eve Carol Service 2022

                                                      Community Celebration Service

                                                      • 10:00 1st September 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 1st September 2024
                                                      • At St Nicholas Church
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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.