Coach trip to Gloucester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey

Our trip is going ahead on Saturday June 10th.  There will be tours of the Cathedral and Abbey and a chance to see both towns.  Times are approximately 9am to 6pm – we will be home in time for the Girl Guiding concert in the evening.  Everyone is welcome, whether a Friend or not.  Cost is approx £20 for Friends and £25 for others.  If you are interested contact Felicity (, 07821 542182)

June Outing

We are planning a trip by coach to Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday June 10th and would like to have some indication of possible interest.

We would aim to leave Kidlington around 9am and visit Tewkesbury Abbey in the morning (pre-booking a guided tour if required). We would then move on to Gloucester.  On Saturdays in the Cathedral there is a service of Holy Communion at 12.30pm and Choral evensong at 4.30pm; we expect some of you would like to attend one or both so we plan to arrive in Gloucester by 12.30pm. We can also arrange a guided tour of the Cathedral after 2.30pm. There is a cafe where we could get tea or coffee before leaving at around 5.30pm.

The cost obviously depends on the number of people coming but with a full coach the coach and guided tours could be about £20.  If there is space on the coach we would invite non-members to join us (though they would be asked to pay slightly more than members!)

At this stage we are hoping to see the level of interest and so firm up on the cost.  So if you would be interested, please would you let Jan Jeffreys know as soon as possible; her email is, tel: 01865 580659

Programme Planning

We are excited that more people are joining us as Friends in this second month of our organisation. On February 6th several new members are getting together to plan a programme of Friends events for the coming year. We already have an annual Friends dinner at Exeter College, a lecture on ‘The Stones of Kidlington’ by Kate Eustace, and some concerts but we can do much more.

If you would like to join us in planning / organizing Friends events you are most welcome: 8pm on February 6th at St Mary’s Rectory, 19 Mill Street, OX5 2EE

Bank Account Details

We have finally received details of the Friends’ bank account, so if you have been waiting to make an online payment or to set up an Standing Order for your subscription, then you need wait no longer. Details are:

HSBC Bank, Sort Code: 40-26-31, Account Name: “Friends of St Mary’s Kidlington”, Account Number: 01507974 .

If you have any problems, please do check with the Treasurer, Margaret Day, 01865-375916, or by email to