The Friends of St Mary's Kidlington
Why St Mary's matters
St Mary's Church holds a special place in the hearts of of people in Kidlington and beyond.
The building belongs to everyone, regardless of their religious belief. People come to St Mary's at life-changing times, sometimes to worship, sometimes to take part in a range of community events, but sometime simply to find a beautiful and quiet space.
St Mary's is an 800 year old historical gem. It is a Grade 1 listed building, and a treasure of Kidlington village.
But St Mary's needs a great deal of maintenance and looking after. You may be surprised that we get no help towards this from the government or the Church of England authorities.
The Friends of St Mary's
The Friends of St Mary's has been formed to help to
- maintain this beautiful, important and useful building, so we can all use it and enjoy it into the future.
- improve the facilities to permit more extensive community use.
- organise more events to make the most of this exciting and inspiring structure. It is one of the largest and most flexible indoor spaces in Kidlington.