Annual Lecture and AGM

Getting ready for our AGM at 7pm on Saturday 18th November.  It’s an opportunity for anyone interested in supporting St Mary’s to find out more about the Friends and to influence our future plans.  What’s more, it will be followed by refreshments and then at 7.45pm Katharine Eustace will give us a talk “The Stones of Kidlington St Mary’s: History Before Your Eyes and Under Your Feet”.

Events Update

Unfortunately we’ve had to make some changes to the forthcoming events so here’s the latest news.

Any Questions: We regret to say that the BBC won’t be recording Any Questions at St Mary’s on September 8th after all.  We hope to rearrange this for another year.

Osiligi Maasai Warriors: We have had to change the date for this super event from Friday 6th October to Friday 13th October.  More details and tickets will be available very soon.

Friends Annual Dinner: This will be held at Exeter College on Friday 29th September.  Further details will be sent to all Friends shortly.


Forthcoming Events

We are getting ready for two exciting events at St Mary’s later in the year.  Firstly on 8th September BBC Radio 4 Any Questions? will be coming to town – your chance to ask a question on a topic of interest.  Then on 6th October the Osiligi Maasai Warriors will be performing for us.  This troupe from southern Kenya has an annual UK tour displaying traditional dance, song and jumping and we are delighted they are coming here this year.

Tickets for both these events will be available shortly – with priority booking for members of “Friends of St Mary’s Kidlington”.


Flower Festival

St Mary’s was the venue for the annual Flower Festival in aid of Christian Aid, this year held on 1st and 2nd July.  As usual the church was filled with a wonderful display of creations from many local organisations.  And for the first time, this included the “Friends of St Mary’s Kidlington”.  Thanks to Felicity for the delightful and flamboyant garland in the porch.