New Associate Priest
We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Alan Ramsey as Associate Priest here at the University Church. Alan is currently an NSM Associate Priest at St Margaret's and St Giles' in Oxford following a curacy at St Aldates. He is also Managing Director of Eight Inc, a design and innovation studio in central London and is completing a part-time MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths. Alan will take up his post in September.
2013 Annual Meeting
Easter Sunday Sermon 2013
The text and audio of the Vicar's Easter Sunday Sermon is now available on our sermons page
St Mary's Grand Launch
On Friday 8th March, we held our Grand Launch in the presence of HRH the duke of Gloucester. A feature on the event, which was shown on BBC local news on Friday night, may be viewed on the BBC website by clicking here.
Listen to the Service of Rededication - Sunday 3rd February
On Sunday 3rd February 2013 a service of thanksgiving and rededication was held at St Mary's. This was to celebrate the restoration of the building and the bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam presided at the service and preached. The service was recorded and may be listened to by clicking here. If you wish to download the service and listen to it later, please click on "here" then right click anywhere in the window and select "save as". This will allow you to download the service on to your computer (NB: This is a very large file!)
New Altar Picture
A painting of the Mother and Child by Simon Vouet, a French artist of the Baroque period, and owned by the Ashmolean Museum,was installed on24 January . It replaces Bassano's 'Angel Appearing to the Shepherds', also owned by the Ashmolean Museum. The picture is displayed under licence of the Archdeacon and we hope that if people like it it will become a long term feature of St Mary's
Volunteering at St Mary's
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
We now issue a weekly bulletin known as the 'E-pistle'. You can sign up to receive it on the homepage