St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Kidlington

St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 2AZ View on map

Grade I listed church built in cruciform shape in 1220. Lady chapel, south aisle added in 1330. During 15th century the roof to the nave was raised, a clerestory added and a spire built on top of the existing tower. Fine 15th-century doors and rood screen. The misericords (hinged seats) are thought to be the oldest in an English parish church. Some medieval glass in east and south chancel windows. West window by O'Connor of 1857.


Opening Arrangements

St Mary’s is open every day of the year from dawn to dusk. We welcome all visitors – to enjoy the history of this beautiful and interesting church, to spend a time in quiet reflection, to read, to pray, to light a candle. If you would like us to contact you please fill in a welcome card. Please also fill in our visitors book and let us know where you have come from.


A40, A4165 at the northern end of Kidlington. Rail: Oxford (9 miles). Bus: no 2A from Oxford; nearest stop Baptist Church.

Parking Spaces


Car park is small and there is also limited parking on the street.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes