Welcome to our Parish
Welcome to the Anglican Parish of Kidlington with Hampton Poyle, in the Diocese of Oxford, and welcome to our three churches.
Kidlington is one of the largest villages in England. Although only six miles north of Oxford, parishioners are proud of our community life and our independence from the city. The village is served by two churches: the mediaeval Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, at the eastern side; and The Church of St John the Baptist at the southern end of the village. Separated from Kidlington by the meadows of the River Cherwell is Hampton Poyle, a hamlet served by The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hampton Poyle.
Our churches were built for all in the community, and have been used day in and day out for close to 800 years. The doors of the two St Mary's are open each day and you are welcome to come in and enjoy the ancient spaces. There are many interesting things to see. The chapel at St John's is open each weekday morning for quiet prayer. Do join us at any of our services, or use the quiet spaces to sit, think, pray, light a candle, and listen for God; or even shout at him!
3rd Sunday of Advent
Presents and Absence5pm St Mary's Kidlington
A service to remember loved ones we miss at Christmas. We will sit round the Christmas tree to sing carols, light candles, and have a chance to hang a name or a prayer on the tree.
Coming up ...
Advent & Christmas
in the ParishA list of service times is here
Little AcornsA group for 0-5 year olds runs 10am-12 at St John's. [More]
School Carol Services in
St Mary's Kidlington7.00pm Tue 13th Gosford School
1.30pm Wed 14th North K
1.30pm Thu 15th Edward Feild
Christmas Concerts in
St Mary's KidlingtonKidlington Concert Brass
7.30pm Sat 17th Dec (visit here)
7.00pm Wed 21st Dec (visit here)
7.00pm Thu 22nd Dec
Some parish and church activities
Music at St Mary's K
Bellringers, St Mary's K
Mothers & Toddlers
Parish Youth Group
There are new ways to donate to the work of the Parish. Visit the page here
Revd Felicity Scroggie (Rector)
Revd Martin Davis
Revd Dr Laura Biron-Scott
Revd Prof William Whyte
The Ven David Meara
Revd Mervyn Puleston
Kidlington Team Ministry
seeks to serve the communities of Kidlington and Hampton Poyle for their own sake ... to respond to God's call to recognize and establish the Kingdom of God in the minds and lives of local people ... by faith and trust in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The place to meet the team, find sermons, and ... [more]