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.

Upcoming services at 9.30am are: 
  • 10th December- Morning Worship - an accessible service of morning prayer led by Rev Simon Baynes.

Christmas Services


Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who is God with Us, during this wonderful season.
  • 17th December at 3pm – Carol Service with Nativity
  • 24th December at 11pm – Christmas Eve Communion
  • 25th December at 9.30pm – 
    Christmas Day Family Communion

  • 7th January - First Sunday - A simple form of morning worship led by Rev Simon Baynes.

How much do you know about the most famous person in world history?

“In Jesus was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” So writes John in his eye-witness account of the life of Jesus. Throughout this account Jesus provokes a response to his massive claims. Join us as we meet to explore together those claims togther. We meet fortnightly on Monday evenings, 8-9.30pm, at Black Horse Cottage, Manor Road. All are very welcome.  Download an invitation from here.

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.

Review of 2016

Our annual review of 2016 covering the activities and finances of the church has been published.  Copies are available at the back of church or can be downloaded from this link.

Preserving our Heritage...
Providing for Future Generations

The five-yearly review of the church's fabric revealed urgent repairs required. 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. We plan to start work on 13th November.

Target countdown
The financial target for the whole building project is £333,500.  So far we have received, or have commitments for £320,400 which is a wonderful total.  We thank God for all that has been given already but we still need a further £13,100. You can donate online now.

Publication of Ken Barnes' Book

Ken Barnes, a regular visitor to Towersey, has published a book based on his experience in Oxford. He explores the important subject of how we should reach the next generation with the good news of Jesus. The book offers the opportunity to engage with Ken's thoughts on an immensely important subject.

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