The Archdiocese of Birmingham - The Parish of the Immaculate Conception

The Parish of the Immaculate Conception forms part of the Banbury Deanery. Below are the Mass times for the other Catholic churches that make up the Deanery. These are as given in the 2017 edition of the Yearbook of the Archdiocese of Birmingham and are subject to change. 

Avon Dassett, St. Joseph

Avon Dassett, Southam, CV47 2AR

The first-time visitor to this lovely village might presume that the imposing stone structure in the main street is the medieval parish church. It is in fact Victorian, a splendid example of the Early English Gothic revival of the 1850s, presumably built by the Worralls of Bitham Hall. It stands opposite their family seat and several members of the Worrall family are buried in a reserved area in the cemetery behind the church. The church itself has a high nave, a large and well furnished chancel,a tower, lancet windows and much Hardman glass. An older building, for a while a convent,is attached.

Served from St. Francis of Assisi, Kineton.

Sunday, 11.30 am

Banbury, St. John the Evangelist

Address25 South Bar Street
TownBanbury
CountyOxfordshire
PostcodeOX16 9AF
Telephone01295 262073
Fax01295 254773

Rev. Fr. Richard Walker, Rev. Fr. Christopher Yule

Mass had been celebrated for many years at Warkworth Castle and then in Overthorpe when a French emigre priest, Pierre Hersent establised a mission in the town in 1828. The present church was completed ten years later. The arrival of such a dramatic piece or Roman Catholic architecture provoked a hostile reaction from some members of the local Protestant community including an angry pamphlet entitled "The Abomination of Popery Diaplayed". Inside the church the chancel windows, high altar candlesticks and other chancel furnishings are probably by Augustus Pugin as were a rood beam and figures at St. George's Adderbury.

Fr. Richartd and Fr. Christopher are Chaplains tro the Horton General Hospital

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Saturday Vigil Masses

4.00pm

Sunday Masses

9.00am, 10.45am, 5.30pm

Holyday Masses

Saturday 10.00 am See weekly newsletter for details of weekday Masses

Weekday Masses

Saturday 10.00 am See weekly newsletter for details of weekday Masses

Confession

Saturday 10.30 - 11.00 am

Benediction

Saturday 10.30 - 11.00 am

 

Banbury, St. Joseph the Worker 

AddressEdmunds Road
TownBanbury
CountyOxfordshire
PostcodeOX16 0PP
Telephone01295 264661
Rev. Fr. William Wilton, Rev. Mr. Henry Allen, Rev. Mr. Robert Hughes.

Built in 1965 as a chapel of ease for St. John the Evagelist to serve the growing estates to the west of Banbury it became a parish in its own right in 1968. The church with its dramatic roof and bright, inviting interior was designed by Lucas Ingram and Partners of Banbury. In 1968 the tharched chapel at Wroxton, dedicated to St. Thomas of Canterbury was added to the parish.

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Saturday Vigil Masses

6.00pm

Sunday Masses

10.30am

Holyday Masses

9.30am, 7.30pm

Confession

Saturday 5.15-5.45pm

Benediction

Friday 6.00pm

 

Bicester, The Immaculate Conception

AddressThe Causway
TownBicester
CountyOxfordshire
PostcodeOX26 7AW
Telephone01869 253277
Fax01869 249530

Rev. Fr. John Batthula (Dean), Rev. Fr. Linh Nguyen,  Rev. Mr. Michael Panejko.

In 1869 William North of Wroxton Abbey hired a room in an Italian jeweller's shop to enable a priest from the Parish of the Holy Trinity in Hethe to celebrate the first Mass in Bicester since the Reformation. In 1883 a small school-cum-chapel was built by the then Parish Priest at Hethe, Rev. Fr. Philip Sweeney. Bicester was served by the Servites from Begbroke and other religious as well as from Hethe and Banbury until 1943 when due to petrol shortages during the Second World War Bicester became a parish in its own right. Rev.Fr. Stephan Webb S.J., then at Hethe, became Bicester's first Parish Priest. The present church was built by Rev. Fr. Thomas Foynes and was opened for worship in 1963. In 2011, through the efforts of Rev. Fr. Paul Martin, a much needed parish facility, The John Paul II Centre, was completed and opened by HRH, The Princess Royal, adjacent to the church.
 

Saturday Vigil Masses

6.00pm

Sunday Masses

9.00am, 11.00am

Holyday Masses

9.30am, 7.30pm

Confession

Saturday 11.00-11.30am, 5.00-5.30pm

 

Brailes, St. Peter and St. Paul

AddressFriars Lane
TownLower Brailes
CountyWarwickshire
PostcodeOX15 5HU
Telephone01608 685259

Rev. Fr. Brian Doolan

Mainly thanks to the Bishop family, Roman Catholicism survived the Reformation in this village and in 1726 the present chapel was built on the upper floor of an old malt barn belonging to the early seventeenth century manor house. The official Retiurns of Papists presented to Parliament in 1767 records that there were no less than 190 Catholics in the parish. Nestling in the shadow of the splendid medieval parish church, the chapel at Brailes is a very evocative place and retains much of its original furnishings. The rich recusant library and old vestments, some created by the women of the Bishop family, are now at Oscott.

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Sunday Masses
11.30am
Holyday Masses
11.30am
Weekday Masses
Monday and Tuesday 9.00 a.m. Saturday 9.30 a.m.
Confession
Saturday 10.00-10.30am

Charlbury, St. Teresa of Lisieux

AddressFishers Lane
TownCharlbury
CountyOxfordshire
PostcodeOX7 3QR
Telephone01608 810576
Rev. Fr. Aldo Tapparo

The parish derives from the mission founded at Kiddington Hall, the seat of the Mostyn-Browne family, the last of whom built a small stone chapel designed by Augustus Welby Pugin at Radford in 1840 - plus a convent and a school. THese buildings were sold in 1970 and the priest moved to Charlbury which had long been a capel of ease of Radford. Formerly a Methodist chapel built in 1854, this had been purchased by the diocese for £100 in 1931.
 

Sunday Masses

11.00am

Holyday Masses

9.30am, 7.30pm

Other Masses

Mass is also said at 9.00 am at St Kenelm's Anglican Church in Church Enstone

Chipping Norton, Holy Trinity

AddressLondon Road
TownChipping Norton
CountyOxfordshire
PostcodeOX7 5AX
Telephone01608 642703
Canon Mervyn Tower

The grand classical building that serves as the parish church, finished in 1836 was paid for by the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury, who is buried in its crypt and is a successor to the chaplaincy maintained at Heythrop by the earl's family. The church has a memorable east window and an attractive Lady Chapel, a later addition, which has a Gothic altar and reredos from Heythrop and furniture from the former Jesuit chapel at Hook Norton. A sacristy was added to the church in 1888. Heythrop College itself was closed in 1979.

Saturday  Vigil Masses

6.00pm

Sunday Masses

10.30am

Holyday Masses

9.15am, 7.00pm

Confession

Saturday 5.30-6.00pm

Enstone, St.Kenelm's Church of England Church

Bicester Road, Church Enstone, OX7 4NL

Served from St. Teresa of Lisieux, Charlbury
Sunday, 9.00 am

Hethe, Holy Trinity

AddressHardwick Road
TownHethe
PostcodeOX27 8AW
Telephone01869 277630
Rev. Fr. Paul R.Lester

The Fermors of Tusmore Park had sustained local Catholic life during the suppression. For 200 years Mass was celebrated in a secret chapel in the loft of a farm-house in Hardwick. The present church along with a small school and presbytery were completed in 1832, local farm workers having helped to complete it. Apparently Pugin was asked in 1838 to design an altar for the church but it is not known if he carried out this commission. The sanctuary with its painted walls and statues is worth seeing.

Sunday Masses

10.00am, 12 noon (Latin)

Holyday Masses

9.30am, 6.30pm

Confession

Sundays 5.00-6.00pm during Holy Hour

 

Ilmington, St. Philip the Apostle

Grump Street, Ilmington, CV36 4LE

Mass had been celebrated in a room at Foxcote, the home of the Canning family about a mile from Ilmington, more or less continuously since the Reformation and a private chapel had been built there in 1814. However, Foxcote passed into non-Catholic hands in 1934 and the chapel was closed. Fortunately the husband of a Cannine heiress, Philip Howard, had, in 1867, built and endowed a school for Catholic children at Ilmington. This had closed in 1931 and its former chapel was converted into the present church. The pews came from the chapelat Foxcote. The stained glass in the east window is by Augustus Welby Pugin and contains some medieval fragments. The bold north window of the sanctuary is by Donald Brooke of Long Compton and shows the English martyrs with a local connection.

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Saturday, 5.30 pm vigil

Kineton, St. Francis of Assisi

AddressAnvil House
 Southam Street
TownKineton
CountyWarwickshire
PostcodeCV35 0LP
Telephone01926 640275
Rev. Fr. Sebastian Namattathil

Since 1927 Mass had been celebrated at Kineton in a converted barn. The present church was opened in 1972 and had been designed by Brian Rush & Associates. It is an interesting building with imaginative use of wood and particularly striking statuary.

Fr. Sebastian is also chaplaim to the Syro-Malabar community.

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Saturday Vigil Masses

5.00pm

Sunday Masses

10.00am

Holyday Masses

10.00am, 7.00pm

Confession

Saturday 10.30-11.00am

 

Shipston-on-Stour, Our Lady and St. Michael

AddressDarlingscote Road
TownShipston-on-Stour
CountyWarwickshire
PostcodeCV36 4GF
Telephone01608 685259
Rev. Fr. Brian Doolan

Unusually for a Catholic church, this is the oldest place of worship still in use in the town. Although it has only been in Catholc hands since the late 1970s. It had previously been the chapel for an old people's home and part of a workhouse. Brick built in 1847 in an ealy Victorian Gothic style it was in a ruinous state when the diocese acquired it needing a new roof, new floor and new windows - something of a challenge for its first parish priest, Rev. Fr. David Kenlry. The church has inherited two large statues from the former chapel at Foxcote. Before this church was opened, Mass had been celebrated in the Old Mill Hotel, in a school, above a greengrocer's shop in the High Street and in scout hut.

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Saturday Vigil 
5.30pm
Sunday Masses
9.30am
Holyday Masses
9.30am and 7.30pm
Weekday Masses
Wednesday 10.30am Thursday and Friday 9.30am
Confession
Saturday 11.30am -12 noon and 5.00 - 5.15pm
Wellesbourne, St. Peter's Church of England Church

Church Street, Wellesbourne, CV35 9LS

Served from St. Francis of Assisi, Kineton.
Saturday, 5.30 pm vigil