There are many special events taking place during 2020, and we hope you’ll find something to enjoy – whatever your age or your tastes.  All will take place in St Mary’s Kidlington unless otherwise stated. More details will be added as they become available;  just click on the links

Wednesday 8th January Epiphany Tea Party, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Sunday 12th January Tea Talk, 3pm: “Kidlington: Celebrating our History and Community 1220-2020” by Henry Brougham from Kidlington and District Historical Society; followed by tea and cakes

Sunday 26th January Official Launch Service, 10am: preacher The Right Rev’d Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford and Kidlington resident

Saturday 1st February Candlelit Gala Dinner and Silent Auction, 6.30pm

Sunday 9th February Tea Talk, 3pm: “The Great Scuttle: The end of the German high seas fleet” by Ven David Meara; followed by tea and cakes

Tuesday 25th February Dinner Evening – dinner in a private house with guest speaker Mark Humphriss, Oxford Diocesan Secretary, on “Leadership in a Secular and Church Context”

Sunday 8th March Tea Talk, 3pm:  “Why What Happens Before You are Born is All-important” by Marian Knight In celebration of International Women’s Day; followed by tea and cakes

Thursday 19th March Antiques Afternoon: Antiques & Collectors Market 12noon to 5.30pm, Valuations by Mallams Auctioneers 3.30pm – 5.30pm

June Kidlington Camera Club Photo Group Exhibition throughout the month

6th/7th June Open Gardens, 2pm – 6pm, visit gardens in Kidlington, including the Station Fields allotments, and Hampton Poyle. Refreshments stops on the route. Plant and other sales.

Saturday 20th June Barn Dance, Hampton Poyle; more details to follow

Saturday 27th June Olympic-themed Parish Fete, 12.30pm – 4pm

Saturday 4th July KAOS (Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society) Evening Concert

Sunday 26th July Woodstock Music Society Concert, 2pm

Saturday 3rd to Sunday 18th October Kidlington 800 Music Festival – A feast of musical events celebrating our ancient buildings and showcasing local musical talent.  Enjoy a choral, brass, organ or candlelit chamber concert; try your hand at bell-ringing or being a chorister; see the talented young musicians in our schools concerts; and lend your voice in our grand finale – a “Come and Sing” Faure Requiem

Saturday 12th December “Follow that Star”, 3pm – follow the star and the three camels through the streets of Kidlington to the live nativity in St Mary’s.  See also “Win a Camel Ride” Raffle for the chance to ride one of the camels.

Other events will include

  • Kidlington & District Historical Society Exhibition
  • Kidlington Theological Forum: monthly talks in St Mary’s Kidlington on Sundays at 11.30am. In 2020 these will look at issues of ethics and public policy, seen from a Christian perspective.  Topics covered include  be covering a range of ethical questions including climate change, science and religion, immigration, just war theory, business ethics, end of life issues, trans-sexualism, artificial intelligence, gene therapy.  Full details are given here