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From the New York Times 21 March 2014 - in an article about Oxford

'Perhaps the best way to get a handle on the whole megillah is atop the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, with its 14th-century spire, right smack dab in the middle of the action, on High Street at Radcliffe Square. From here you can take it all in: the town’s location in the Thames Valley, the silky silver river itself (also locally called the Isis, especially in regard to rowing), the site of the original “oxen ford” at Folly Bridge, the rail lines, the gardens and meadows, the canals and, of course, the 38 separate colleges, with their quadrangles, porter’s lodges, towers and glowing facades, that together make up the University of Oxford.'

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There are many volunteering opportunities at St Mary's and not just on a Sunday! In particular, we are always looking for people who would be willing to give a couple of hours a week to act as welcomers and guides to the many people who visit the church. For more information on this role, please visit the volunteering section of our heritage website. If you would like to find out about other volunteering opportunities, please contact the church office
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