We are a friendly and welcoming community meeting at St Catherine's Church, which is situated at the heart of the quiet, picturesque village of Towersey - just a mile from the market town of Thame. We meet weekly throughout the year, with special services at Christmas and Easter.

Do look around this site find our more about us - or better still come and visit us, we would love to meet you.

Sunday Services

We follow a cycle of different Sunday services through the month all starting at 9.30am and once a month we have St Cath's Café - family tea with a difference from 3.30 to 5pm.

On 30 October at 3.30pm we have a Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving.  This is an opportunity for those who have been bereaved to give thanks for the lives of relatives and friends. All are welcome to this service, whether you have been bereaved recently or some time ago, whether you live in Towersey or elsewhere.

Upcoming services at 9.30am are: 
  • 6 Nov - First Sunday - A simple form of morning worship with Rev Derek Witchell
  • 13 Nov - Morning Worship - an accessible service of morning prayer for Remembrance Sunday with Rachel Cross.
  • 27 Nov - Parish Communion - A service of Holy Communion from Common Worship, with Rev Rachel Cross.

Exploring the Bible - Together

Our Sunday School for 3-11 year-olds, Adventures with God, meets twice a month on Sunday afternoons in church from 4pm-4.50pm.

And for adults there is a Bible study group that meets fortnightly in the evenings. A new series starts in September exploring the first chapters of Mark's Gospel. All are very welcome so do download an invitation and come and join us.

Christianity for the Perplexed!

Are there aspects of the Christian faith that you find perplexing?  Are there elements of Christian teaching that seem bewildering, baffling or downright befuddling? Are you mystified by the very idea of faith in the modern world?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above, then help is on offer.  Please contact the vicar by email at vicar@stcatherinestowersey.org.uk or text on 07795 292280.

Bell tower

St. Catherine's is a member of the Oxfordshire Diocesan Guild of Bellringers, South Oxon Branch. Read more on the Bell Ringing Website and enjoy the view from the church tower with this photo-sphere image.

Millenium Window

This stained glass window was a Millennium project designed, commissioned and paid for by the village community.

Big Harvest Bake Off

We had a fabulous time at our first Big Harvest Bake-Off.  Many thanks to all those who submitted some wonderfully creative entries and many congratulations to the winners. Here are are some of the entries (and the winners) to give you a flavour of the event.

Do have a look, too, at the photos of the church decorated for Harvest.  Thank you to everyone who made the church look so beautiful.

Preserving our Heritage...
Providing for Future Generations

The five-yearly review of the church's fabric revealed urgent repairs required which are likely to cost in the order of £159,000. At the same time we have ambitious plans to enhance the interior of the church to meet the needs of future generations. The plans include installing an accessible toilet and small kitchenette alongside a new more flexible space at the back of the church. Read more here.

Annual Report 2015

The Annual Report is a good place to find out more about St Catherine's - what we have been doing and our plans for the future.  It also contains detailed information about our church finances. In 2015 we were able to report a healthy surplus as we start to save up for the major expenditure planned for 2016/17.

If you would like to support us financially please visit our donate page.

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