Institutions like the University Church do not support themselves. St Mary's has benefitted over the centuries from the generosity of many benefactors, and today the church needs continuous donations from generous benefactors to survive. Maintaining and enhancing such a magnificent building is expensive. Developing its role as a centre of learning, fostering debate, music, the arts and education of the young also costs money.

The University Church is open 365 days a year. To sustain our ministry of worship, learning and hospitality, we depend entirely on your generosity and support. Without your amazing generosity, our work would not be possible. If you are interested in finding out more about ways in which you can support the University Church, please contact the Vicar at

You may also like to make a donation online or, if you have recently joined the congregation, you may wish to contribute to the Parish Giving Scheme. If you are thinking about making a legacy, there is also some helpful information below. 

If you wish to make a donation to our Bird Box appeal, please use this bank account and use the reference Bird Boxes. 

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Account Number: 50311379


Regular giving is a great way to support the University Church. It means the church has an assured income and can plan for the future much more effectively. It means we know we can support our ministry in the years ahead. The Parish Giving Scheme is easy to join and enables members and supporters to give direct to the church by Direct Debit. The church will receive the donations every month without any deduction whatsoever. The church will also receive the applicable Gift Aid, if you are a taxpayer. 

You can vary or cancel your direct debit at any time simply by contacting the Parish Giving Scheme. The normal banking direct debit guarantees apply. If you would like to find out more, please follow the link below. Thank you!

Join the Scheme

You could help to ensure the future of this vital institution in Oxford’s life by leaving the church a legacy in your will. By doing so you would be making a vital contribution to an ancient institution.You would also be ensuring that this vibrant and inclusive Christian community can continue its mission for years to come. If you think you could leave us a legacy, please get in touch with the Vicar:

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