8am and 9:30am on Sundays Hart Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AU

City Church

THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Church at Home – Remote Church

O go your way into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise : be thankful unto Him, and speak good of His name. (Psalm 100.3)

I type with great delight that many of us can gather at St Mary’s and St Nicholas’ for our usual services this Sunday. St Mary’s has services at 8am and 9:30am this Sunday, and St Nicholas’ has a service at 11:15am.

Not all of us can easily get to church at the moment – this week’s service (12th July) will be live-streamed on YouTube, and available to watch on our channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF0WRLKWtkgWJjZw_d4S6Mw from 9:30am, as long as the technology all works! You’ll be able to watch this in your own time after 9:30 as well. If the technology doesn’t work, we’ll aim to upload this shortly after the service finishes.

There is a lot of further information we would ask you to read before coming to church on Sunday, which you can find here.

We’ll keep an archive of our Church at Home services on this website for a short while.


For more information on our church opening for private prayer, please click here.


Our last Church at Home service is still available at http://www.stmaryshenley.org.uk/church-at-home-trinity-3/


It takes quite a long time to upload the videos to Youtube.  If you look on our “Church at Home” page and there is no video there, it is probably just because of the time lag in uploading the videos.  Please just check again a little later on.

During the week, we will assemble the various parts of the service and put them ready on this page during Saturday and Sunday morning. Do come back later in the week to see more content!


Two participants at our first Church at Home service

Church at Home is an experiment, an attempt to keep our community together while the Covid-19 virus disrupts our normal life. We thought the new name “Church at Home” was a bit more welcoming than “Remote Church”. If you have suggestions on how to improve this, or would like to record part of next week’s service, please do let us know by commenting below or emailing info@stmaryshenley.org.uk.

The Oxford Diocese have a livestreaming page which can be accessed at www.oxford.anglican.org and there will be a Diocesan Eucharist livestreamed this Sunday at 10 am. The service from Christchurch Cathedral can be found at https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/oxfords-cathedral/online-worship.

Sacred Heart will be livestreaming Mass on Sunday morning (10.30 a.m.). See Sacred Heart’s website.