St Mary

This splendid church is one of the greatest to be found in Oxfordshire.

About this church

It has a tremendous tower and spire combination, and the walls seem as much glass as stone. The wide nave is 14th century, and the transepts are 13thcentury, with fine stone carving, including a capital showing the special North Oxfordshire motif of linked arms.

The glory of St Mary's is the superb chancel, built in the early years of the 15th century by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford, whose family lived at nearby Broughton.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St Peter & St Paul

You can spot this church from miles away although it lies in the Cherwell Valley, its spire, dating from around 1370 is both the most beautiful and tallest in the county at 60 metres high.


St Mary

Bloxham is in a small valley in the ironstone country of North Oxfordshire, on its southern side is the church of St Mary, outstanding even in an area of such splendid churches.

St Mary

The church is a sole survivor of a complex of medieval and Jacobean buildings which constituted first Warkworth Castle and from the 17th century a large Jacobean house.

Help support ExploreChurches by becoming a Friend of the National Churches Trust