St Catherine's Church Towersey

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 in Oxfordshire

Our common vision, as part of the Oxford Diocese, is for a more Christ-like Church: contemplative, compassionate and courageous for the sake of God’s world. A church more like Jesus and the Lord we serve.

The focus of our ministry in Towersey is to witness to the love of God and the hope that comes through faith in Jesus Christ.

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

Sunday Worship

We hold monthly services in church at 9.30am on the third Sunday of each month. There is a balance between services of Morning Worship and Holy Communion through the course of the year. Read on for more details.

Additional morning services are held at St Catherine’s at key times of the year such as Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, Harvest and Remembrance Sunday. Read on to see what's coming up.

On Sundays when there is no service in Towersey the St Catherine’s congregation worships together with others at St Mary’s in Thame at 10.15am.

Why God accepts us

Group Bible studies exploring Paul’s letter to the Galatians

We all want to be accepted—by our family, by our friends and most of all by God. But God’s standards seems so high. We think we must work harder, live better and pray longer to get on God’s good side. In his letter to the Galatian church, the Apostle Paul challenges this kind of thinking! Join us as we discover his better way.

For dates and details download this invitation.

We meet online fortnightly from 8pm to 9.15 for Bible study and discussion followed by a short time of reflection and prayer. For details email

Responding to the Climate Challenge

Looking after the world, in all the different forms that takes, is a core part of what it means to be a follower of Jesus – as a church and as individuals. St Catherine's, Towersey aims to fulfil that responsibility by playing our part in responding to the current challenge to reverse the rising global temperature.

St Catherine's has taken considerable steps to reduce our carbon emissions. Read more here

How to find us

The church is easy to find at the centre of the village of Towersey on Church Lane, Towersey, THAME, OX9 3QL. There is limited street parking available with wheelchair access if required.

Stay in touch

You can register to receive St Cath's InTouch monthly email for news of what's coming up at St Catherine's. Visit the Contact Us page to sign-up by entering your details and ticking the Church box.

You can also follow us on Facebook where you will find details of upcoming events and photos from past events.


Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to watch services live and to catch up on past online services.

Current arrangements due to COVID-19 (Updated 1/9/21)

We are delighted to announce that St Catherine’s has resumed in-person services in church. As we seek to keep everyone safe we ask the congregation to maintain social distancing and to wear a face covering.

Church building open daily for private prayer

We open the church for private prayer from 9am to 4pm. We have taken steps to make the church building COVID-secure. When visiting the church for prayer please adhere to the guidance displayed in the building.


This parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community. The parish Safeguarding Policy can be seen here. Further information and contact details are on our Safeguarding page.