St Mary's is a parish church and our primary focus is to serve the inhabitants of the parish, the geographical area in the centre of Oxford in which the church is set. At the same time, as a University Church, we want to extend a hand of welcome to students, staff and alumni of the University of Oxford. We seek to support people through life's greatest and most difficult moments. 

Archbishop William Temple once said that the Church exists not 'for itself but for those who live outside it'. You do not have to be a regular worshipper at St Mary's to get in touch with us. Our door is always open. If you are looking to mark a significant life event, we want to offer you whatever care and support we can.

If you would like to talk to one of the clergy, please contact the Vicar in the first instance: