Lucy Thirtle

Lucy Thirtle, Priest in Charge of Islip, Noke and Woodeaton

St Nicholas Church Islip has a long and interesting history since it was founded by Edward the Confessor, who was born in the village.  We are currently one of eight parishes making up the Ray Valley Benefice which extends from north of Oxford along the River Ray to Ambrosden (just south of Bicester). 

St Nicholas is an inclusive and friendly community which values Anglican traditional worship alongside more contemporary expressions of faith and worship.  In 2015 we entered a new phase of our parish life with a House-for-Duty priest based in Islip with pastoral responsibility for the parishes of Islip, Noke & Woodeaton. 

We welcome enquiries for baptisms and weddings at the church and welcome visitors and enquirers at any of our services.

Please use the form at the bottom of this page if you want to contact us.

Who We Are

Islip is the birthplace of St Edward the Confessor (born c. 1005).

We are a village church with a broad range of services and a dedicated membership. We welcome those from nearby communities and those who are travelling in the area. You will find us a friendly church, where people will introduce themselves and make you feel welcome (we hope!). Please feel free to join us for one or two Sundays or for any of the activities listed on these pages and be sure to stay for coffee following the service. We look forward to seeing you!

Contact Us

Please let us know whether you would like to become more involved or if you have questions or concerns by emailing us with the form below.