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Welcome to the Church of Saint Mary Syderstone

Summer dawn at Syderstone © Jon Bunting

Saint Mary's is the parish church for the communities of Syderstone, Barmer, Blenheim Park and Wicken Green Village. Click here for How to Find Us.
The church is open every day of the year during daylight hours and vistors are always welcome. We've recently erected large signs on the Docking Road to make the church easier to find.
A historic round tower church of Norman origins in its present form, people have been coming to worship, meet together, celebrate Christmas, Lent, Easter and Harvest, be married, unite at christenings, and pay respect to family and friends at funerals, for around thirty generations.

Services at St Mary's

1st Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

2nd Sunday in month 11.00am Morning Worship (Worship Assistant)

3rd Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

4th Sunday in month 6.00pm Praise Service (Rector)

5th Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)


For occasional variations in the pattern of services, see the Calendar to the right.

Upcoming Events at St Mary's

Christmas Bazaar at Amy Robsart Hall

Saturday 25 November 10.30am - 2.00pm

Coffee morning and light lunches.

Raffle of Hampers, Tombola, Crafts, Cakes, and Christmas Gifts.

Free ticket for special hamper for all those attending the event.


Service of Lesson and Carols and turning on of St Mary's Christmas Lights

Friday 15 December 6.00pm

The Posada Holy Family will be welcomed back into Church after its travels around the community.

Mulled wine and mince pies after the service.


First Mass of Christmas

Sunday 24 December 10.30pm

Share the special joy of Christmas with the first communion service of this very special time of year.


Thinking Anglicans

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    Jonathan Draper Afterthoughts A sermon for Midnight Mass Tricia Gates Brown Episcopal Café The subversive, confrontational, emboldening stories of Christmas Ysenda Maxtone Graham The Spectator Mission impossible? The C of E’s attempt to woo new members “The church-will-see-me-out brigade’s attitude...

Daily Bible Verse

  • Mon, 18 December
    Paul writes: You are eagerly waiting for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will continue to give you strength to the very end. (1 Corinthians 1:4-9)

Diocese News

Statement of Inclusivity

Syderstone Parochial Church Council, which has the care of the parishioners of Barmer, Blenheim Park, Syderstone and Wicken Green, fully supports and accepts the ordination of both men and women as deacons, priests and bishops in the Church of England and in the wider Anglican Communion. As God welcomes us we welcome everyone to the family of our churches regardless of their age, physical ability, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.