St Margaret of Antioch, Binsey


Who Are We?

You can find the Church of St. Margaret of Antioch in the small, beautiful rural hamlet of Binsey.  It has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries and many people still visit St. Margaret’s to rest, and pray and wonder.

The medieval church building is simple and unspoilt and thought to be the resting place of St. Frideswide and her maidens as she fled from her suitor Prince Algar.  The adjacent ‘Treacle well’ gave Charles Dodgson inspiration for part of his Alice in Wonderland story.

St. Margaret of Antioch is part of the St. Frideswide with Binsey Parish, which includes St Frideswide Church, and is run by the Parochial Church Council.

Sunday Services: 

There is a traditional said service of Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer on the fourth Sunday of every month at 9.00am.  During British Summer Time (end of March to end of October) there is also a service of Evening Prayer (also BCP) every Sunday at 4.30pm.

Worth Noting:  

The church is opened daily and has an open churchyard

The church has minimal facilities

The book, Binsey, Oxford’s Holy Place, its Saint, Village and People is available to purchase priced £20.00 from  The Osney Benefice office, 81 West Way, Botley, Oxford. OX2 9JY or email

View a 360˚ image of St Magaret of Antioch here.

Friends of Binsey

St Margaret of Antioch, Binsey, is supported by the Friends of Binsey. You can learn more about them at this page.

The exterior of St Margaret of Antioch.

Sunday Service

Evensong (BCP)
This service takes place between March and October


Good Friday short devotional service
This short service is the end point for the Walk of Witness which starts at St Frideswide at 1.00pm
Easter Vigil and Eucharist
Easter Day Evensong