The Parish Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Elsfield is in the Benefice of Marston with Elsfield, a delightful village just outside the Northern Bypass.

In 2002 we carried out extensive work to reorder the church and build an extension to provide a village room, kitchen and toilets for community and church activities. The church itself retains its fine acoustics, and a deep sense of peaceful quietness in which God can speak to our heart.

The Salviati mosaic has been restored, and was rededicated by the Bishop of Oxford at a special service in October 2011. You can read more here about the restoration of the church and the mosaic and how the funds were raised through years of community effort.

Come and join us!

See calendar on the ‘Home’ page for service times.

ACE – Arts & Crafts in Elsfield

Here are links to our welcome leaflet, some notes on the history of the church, and a website for Elsfield village.


(Before the Covid lockdown we had a regular Sunday service once a month, usually on the 4th Sunday of each month, and additional services at Easter, Whitsun and Christmas. Morning Prayer was said in St Thomas’ Church on Thursday mornings at 9.00 a.m.)

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died.  1 Corinthians 15.20