Welcome to The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, North Marston.


Notices for August

We are delighted that our church is now open for services every Sunday, after so many months of restrictions on our communal worship. Whilst Government restrictions have been lifted, with infection rates still high, we remain mindful of the safety of congregation. We ask that you continue to wear masks for services, even when singing. When it comes to seating, households may mix, but we can also accommodate those who prefer to maintain social distancing. In Holy Communion services, we will continue to employ scrupulous safety measures, including dipped wafers, rather than the communal cup.

We very much look forward to welcoming you in our church!

Services for August:

1st August 10.00am Family Service

8th August 9.30am Family Communion

15th August 9.30am Family Service

22nd August 9.30am Holy Communion

29th August 10.30am Outdoor Service, shared with Granborough, at Rookery Farm


Prayers and Support

We have a long-established prayer ministry in our church. To request prayers for family or friends, or if you have particular concerns that you would like to share and talk through with someone, then please contact Petra or Janet directly. Requests for prayers will be dealt with sensitivity and confidentiality.

Morning Prayers are open to all. These normally take place on Thursday mornings from 10.00am – 11.00am in The Wesley Centre, North Marston.



Online Services


Whitchurch will continue to livestream their Holy Communion Service each Sunday at 11.00am. Log on to Facebook and find The Schorne Team of Parishes page.


Quainton Church will be recording their Sunday evening services and they will be available to watch each Monday on their website.


Weekly Sermons

If you are not able to come to church on Sunday, you can always read our weekly sermons which will be downloaded to our website.



Candle of Hope

Janet Bayly will continue to send out her Candle of Hope each Wednesday. To be added to Janet’s mailing list, contact her on janet.bayly@gmail.com or 670245.


Messy Church in North Marston

On Sunday 12th September at 4pm we will be holding our first session of Messy Church at Wesley Centre in North Marston. We invite you to join us for lots of fun art and craft, a celebration and ending with shared meal. Keep the day in your diary! More information will follow after the summer holiday.



Rev Petra Elsmore: 07557045703 petra.elsmore@gmail.com

Rev Janet Bayly: 670245 janet.bayly@gmail.com


Aly Perrett 670302 alysonperrett3@gmail.com

Tricia McSweeney: 670484 tricia.mcsweeney@btinternet.com


Useful resources on mental health can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/mental-health-resources

For services and organisations that can offer help and support you can check this link:



St Mary’s Church is a beautiful Church in the lovely north Buckinghamshire village of North Marston. It stands on the hill overlooking the village, and can clearly be seen from the surrounding area. With its significant historical background, this is a church of today, with a vibrant community and outreach programme. Many people pass through its doors each year, be it on a church pilgrimage, or to worship and celebrate in the inclusive and open Christian church.


We are an Open and Inclusive Church, which means that -

We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.

As a genuinely Inclusive Church we extend a warm welcome to everyone, and celebrate their wonderful diversity. We look forward to meeting you!