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.

News of Events

The first of our Friends events is fast approaching but its not too late to book your place if you would like to join us on a coach trip to Gloucester and Tewkesbury a week on Saturday, 10th June. The cost for Friends is £20 each and for all others is £25. We will leave from the crossroads by the Baptist church at 9am, returning to Kidlington about 6.30-6.45pm and take in Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral with time to wander in to Gloucester for some shopping or pot of tea and cake as well. We do have some seats available on the coach so you are welcome to bring neighbours, friends, family…. Just let Felicity know on 07821 542182 or It should be a relaxed and fun day out.

Later in the year we are hoping to organise an auction of promises so watch this space for a date and for an invitation to offer something to auction (not just object, but also services (an evening baby sitting / a meal cooked for 4 in your house / a make up session / a photography shoot / a car wash….)
Firm dates for your diary are:
Visit of BBC Radio 4 Any Questions Friday September 8th
Friends Annual Dinner at Exeter College, Friday 29th September
Concert and dance by a troop of Masai Warriors (yes really) Friday October 6th
We promised you a varied programme of events and the increased use of the church for a range of community occasions; we hope you feel this is a good start for a first year