Who we are

Our vision

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.

What we believe

If you're wondering what we're about at St Catherine's or what the message of the Christian faith is, put simply it's all about Jesus! We celebrate the remarkable news of what Jesus has done for us and how we respond to that. Turn up the volume and click below for a quick summary.

If you'd like to know more, or to discuss with someone what this means then please do get in touch, at welcome@towerseychurch.org.uk. We'd love to talk further about it.

Who's Who

Team Rector

There is currently a vacancy for the vicar of Towersey. We are part of the Benefice of Thame, where Mike Reading is the Team Rector as well as the vicar of St Mary's Church Thame.

Sue Civval

Churchwarden

Sue Civval is the Churchwarden. Please contact her about any practical matters concerning the church.

Please contact Sue for Baptisms, Marriages, Blessings and Funerals which are carried out by special arrangement.

Email: warden@TowerseyChurch.org.uk

Telephone: 01844 317947


Susan Hazell

Safeguarding Officer

Susan Hazell is our Parish Safeguarding Officer. Please contact her with any questions or concerns relating to safeguarding.

Email: safeguarding@TowerseyChurch.org.uk

Finances

St Catherine's relies on the support of church members to pay for the costs of our vicar and to support the routine running costs of the church. We encourage church members to give regularly through the Parish Giving Scheme. If you would like to join this scheme or to give regularly in other ways please contact Keith Civval via treasurer@towerseychurch.org.uk.

Proceeds from the Church Fete and other fundraising activities are used to meet maintenance costs of the church building and churchyard and other local organisations. We are very grateful to all those who support these activities in so many ways.

Full details of the church activities and finances can be found in our Annual Report, which can be read or downloaded from this link.

Grants outside the Parish

The church allocates a proportion of its income to charitable activities outside the parish. In 2020 we made grants to:

  • Lighthouse Thame to help pay for the children's Bible holiday club in the summer.

  • Scripture Union to support its work with children and young people across the country

  • Wycliffe Bible Translators to support the work of Bible translation in the remotest parts of the world

  • Tearfund to support their work to reduce poverty in the areas of greatest need.

One-off donations

You can make a donation towards the provision of Christian ministry in Towersey by telephone or internet banking direct to our bank account:

  • Account Name: St Catherine's PCC Towersey

  • Sort code: 60-21-21

  • Account number: 56987153

Donations for specific projects can be made securely by debit or credit card clicking on one of the following buttons:

Data Privacy

We take your data seriously. Our Data Privacy Policy is summarised in our Data Privacy Notice.

Electoral Roll

If you would like to become, a member of our church community please complete an Electoral Roll Application. Please also read the Electoral Roll Privacy Notice.