Friends of St Marys

              About the Friends of St Mary's, Bloxham

The Friends of St Mary’s is a registered charity (no. 1091422), formed in 2002. The purpose of the Friends, as set out in our constitution, is “to beautify, improve and assist in the maintenance of the fabric of St Mary’s Church and to preserve and protect it as a place of Christian worship.” We are conscious of the status of St Mary’s Church as one of the finest church buildings in England and an important focus of Bloxham village life. We raise money from membership fees, donations and fund-raising activities in support of our purpose. More details of these activities can be found in our newsletter. 


The church’s Parochial Church Council (PCC) sets the agenda for ongoing maintenance and development work, and the charity works closely with the PCC to provide as much funding as possible. The Friends’ Committee is always interested in hearing from members, and others, with any suggestions or ideas for fund-raising initiatives.


The Bishop of Dorchester, the Rt Rev Colin Fletcher; Lord Saye and Sele;

Sir Tony Baldry; Sir Simon Jenkins


Ian Myson, 23 Colegrave Road, Bloxham, Banbury OX15 4NT

Tel: 01295 720951; email:


Rev. Dale Gingrich (President), Ian Myson (Chairman), Jon Carlton (Deputy Chairman and PCC representative), 

Brendan Hunter (Treasurer), Becky Horton (Secretary), 

Lesley Mills, Bee Myson, Melanie Rayner

To find out more about the Friends of St Mary's or to join our 200 Club, please click here for email link.