Volunteer Week

It’s Volunteer Week. This week, the diocese of Oxford would like to shine a light on all the hidden gems in its parishes who give their precious time to serve their church. The generous service provided by the volunteers is an integral part of the ministry to the communities of the diocese.

Thank you! You really make a difference.

This short video is a message of thanks for the difference the volunteers make.

Praying for persecuted Christians

Let’s pray together: Here are the 10 countries where Christians are persecuted the most. This list includes Nigeria and Iran.

A full peal of bells for Coronation Year

Today (Thursday 16 November) we are privileged to have a visiting band of bellringers ring a full peal on St Mary’s bells, the first since 2017, to mark Coronation year, delayed to include a former member of the band visiting from Australia. It started around 10.30 am and will last about 3 hours. Our bells are highly regarded in ringing circles and the band includes members who ring at St Paul’s Cathedral, so this will show off the bells at their best. To avoid distracting the ringers the church will not be open, but we hope you will enjoy the sound around the village.

Confirmation Service with Bishop Tim

On Sunday 1 October, 12 candidates will be confirmed by Bishop Tim at St Mary’s Church. 

Everyone is welcome at this service! 

There will also be a livestream, which will be available on our YouTube channel during the service and afterwards:


The Rt Revd Dr Timothy Wambunya is an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford and leads the intercultural mission-resourcing hub at St Paul’s, Slough. Tim undertook his theological training at Oak Hill College and was ordained over 25 years ago in the London Diocese. He served his curacy in Southall, in a majority Asian congregation. 

After that, he was incumbent in Islington, North London, with a significant African Caribbean congregation. He was then a mission partner, serving as the Principal of Carlile College in Nairobi before being consecrated Bishop in the Anglican Church of Kenya. He returned to the UK three years ago.

Find out more about St Paul’s Slough here: www.stpaulsslough.org.uk

A new Rector’s Update about St Mary’s Festival

Please take a few minutes to watch Christoph’s update about St Mary’s Festival (Length: 6 minutes).

Download the flyer here…

Sign up to bake a cake here…

Interested in confirmation? Contact our church office…

St Mary’s Festival

St Mary’s Festival on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September

Find all the latest details here…

GOOD CALL! Our sermon theme for August

GOOD CALL: Hearing from God and making good decisions

All through August we reflected on this theme in our Sunday services.

WIN PETE GREIG’S BOOK “HOW TO HEAR GOD” (deadline is 1 Sep 2023)…


6 August: Go for it. Click here for the service on YouTube…

13 August: Seek advice. Click here for the service on Youtube…


20 August: Divine GPS.

27 August: Grow in wisdom.