About us

This is the church – not the building, but the people who meet in it to worship, and go out to live their lives as Christians in the world.

Marston is a village suburb of Oxford, just a couple of miles from the city centre, and just within the ring road. The building where we meet for worship is a 12th century church building, but it’s home to a 21st century congregation and mission. You can find the church in Elsfield Road, just between the junctions with Mill Lane and Church Lane. You can find our latest annual report here.

We like to think this is a friendly church!

We are a group of people of all ages, from 0 to 90, meeting together to worship a God who is real, supporting one another in our daily lives, making sense of life in the modern world, in the light of the Gospel of Jesus, and reaching out in love and service to the community around us.

Everyone is welcome here: we believe that God’s love is for everyone, and no one is excluded. The minute details of what you believe aren’t as important as that you belong. If you share with us a fascination for this person called Jesus, a love of God, and a childlike delight and curiosity about the world, we think you’ll feel at home here.

We invite you to come along and find out for yourselves.


What We Believe

We believe…
In one God, the Father, the almighty, maker of heaven and earth… in one Lord, Jesus Christ…
and in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life…
In other words, we believe all the things that Christians believe, in the Church of England, and within the world-wide family of the Anglican Communion which is part of the one holy, catholic and apostolic church – which we also believe in.
But with all of that, we are also convinced that the life God intends for his people is a good life, because God is love. He wants people to live to the full, to enjoy life here and hereafter, but definitely starting here. Living the Christian life is and should be fun. It’s a life of thanksgiving, generosity, sharing and belonging.
We are always happy to talk to anyone who is exploring the meaning of life, and the Christian faith. If you would like to talk to someone about your spiritual journey, or join a small group to learn more about being a Christian, and possibly think about baptism or confirmation, please contact the Vicar.

Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. 
John 10.10