Banbury: St Mary

Banbury: St Mary
Record Type:
Major Parish Church
Church code:
Banbury St. Mary

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Banbury

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is on the Heritage at Risk Register (data verified 09 Nov 2023)
View more information about this church on the Heritage at Risk website

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Post Medieval

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 627130 Banbury St Mary
Exterior image of 627130 Banbury St Mary
Photograph of St Mary's church, taken from the west.
Year / Date:
21st August 2011
This file is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licence.
Tom Bastin

Summary Description

Church. c.1790. By S.P. Cockerell. Tower and portico 1818-1822 by C.R. Cockerell. Internal alterations c.1858-59 for the Revd. William Wilson and c.l863-81 for the Revd. Henry Back. Second stage of alterations carried out by the architect Arthur Blomfield. The church is the only Grade I listed building in Banbury and is one of the larger churches of the region.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
Facilities include toilets (accessible), parking, ramped entrance, and the church is guide-dog friendly. Services: Sundays- 8am communion, 9:30am CofE parish communion, 11:15am URC morning worship, 6pm evening worship. Thursdays (alternate weeks)- 10:30am mid week communion. Fridays- 12pm prayer Other events are held at the church throughout the week.

Church Website

Church Website:

Sources and Further Information

Tom Bastin (21st August 2011) Exterior image of 627130 Banbury St Mary [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 627130 Banbury St Mary
Antiquarian Horological Society (2015) AHS Turret Clock database Unique Number ID: 1430 [Digital Archive/Data]
PCC (2017) Plan [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
PCC (2017) Plan [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 13 Bells [Archive/Index]
13 Bells