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Parish of Kidlington with Hampton Poyle

Parish of Kidlington
with Hampton Poyle


Welcome to the Anglican Parish of Kidlington with Hampton Poyle, in the Diocese of Oxford.

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. Separated from Kidlington by the meadows of the River Cherwell is Hampton Poyle, a hamlet served by another church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.

January 2020: Please read the clergy team's response to the recent House of Bishop's Pastoral Statement

On Sunday

Sunday next before Lent
23rd February 2020
Service Times

Theological Forum in 2020
Sunday 23rd February at 11.30am in St Mary's Kidlington. Current Challenges in the field of Genetics
Visit the Forum page

Coming up

Service Times on
Ash Wednesday
26th February 2020
St Mary's Kidlington
10.00am Holy Communion
8.00pm Sung Eucharist
St John's Kidlington
12noon Holy Communion

Kidlington & HP 800

Our two churches of St Mary in Kidlington and St Mary in Hampton Poyle were built eight hundred years ago.

In 2020 we hold a year long celebration of our octocentenary.

To see the planned events and see how you can join in, visit
Kidlington & Hampton Poyle 800


Activities & Groups
Our three churches act as one in organising events, activities and groups --- from flowers to fellowship, and back.


Music at St Mary's
Music plays a strong role in Kidlington's community life and in worship. St Mary's is an ideal venue for concerts year round.

The Hub

Community Hub
The Hub runs and hosts child and carer groups, mostly at St John's in the Broadway, but also in St Mary's in Church St.

Clergy Pages

Meet the Clergy
Our Clergy Team serve at all the churches in rotation. Find out who's who, and find links to selected sermons and talks.


On line giving
There are new ways to donate to the work of the Parish.


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Our Churches

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. Use the quiet spaces to sit, think, pray, light a candle, and listen for God — or join us at any of our services.

Kidlington Team Ministry

We seek 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.