The second parish in the Benefice of Marston with Elsfield, is the parish of Elsfield, a delightful though tiny village just outside the Northern Bypass.

In 2002 we carried out extensive work to reorder the church and build an extension to provide a village room, kitchen and toilets for community and church activities. The church itself retains its fine acoustics, and a deep sense of peaceful quietness in which God can speak to our heart.

The Salviati mosaic has recently been restored, and was rededicated by the Bishop of Oxford at a special service in October 2011.

Come and join us!

We have a regular Sunday service once a month, usually on the 4th Sunday of each month, and additional services at Easter, Whitsun and Christmas.

Here are links to our welcome leaflet, some notes on the history of the church, and a website for Elsfield village.

Services at St Thomas of Canterbury, Elsfield in 2012

January 22 10 a.m. Matins
February 26 10 a.m. Matins
March 25 10 a.m. Matins
April 8, Easter Day 12 noon Holy Communion
April 22 6 p.m. Evensong
May 20, Whit Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Communion
June 24 6 p.m. Songs of Praise
July 22 10 a.m. Matins
August 26 6 p.m. Evensong
September 23 10 a.m. Harvest Festival
October 28 6 p.m. Evensong
November 25 10 a.m. Matins
December 9 3 p.m. Christingle
December Carol Service To be announced
December 25, Christmas Day 12 noon Holy Communion (BCP)

Morning Prayer is said in St Thomas' Church on Thursday mornings at 9.00 a.m.