THERESA May reassured a concerned voter that the country will ‘get through’ Brexit on a visit to Oxfordshire.

The former Prime Minister was speaking on Saturday at St Mary the Virgin Church in Wheatley, where her father was the vicar during her childhood.

The event was a community day launching a £600,000 appeal for a major refurbishment of the 162-year-old building.

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Mrs May, who attended the event with her husband Philip and is a patron of the church, shared memories of her time in the village and of her father Revd Hubert Brasier’s role in the community.

Oxford Mail:

She recalled how her mother had once been looking for a pie dish to make lunch only to discover her husband had used it in one of his lively sermons.

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Mrs May, who was also married at St Mary's in 1980, added: "It is great to see this project doing so well because if you think about it in times past the church has been the centre of village communities."

She also revealed her father had been keen for his young daughter not to be actively seen to be promoting political views as he was 'the vicar for everyone' but Mrs May added: "I think I've made up for it since."

Oxford Mail:

The Conservative MP, who was replaced by Boris Johnson as leader of her party in July after failing to get her Brexit deal with the EU through Parliament, was unable to escape the issue on her visit.

Jean Gould, 86, said she was a ‘staunch supporter’ of Mrs May and as she shook hands with the MP lamented the ‘stupid men’ who had voted against the Withdrawal Agreement three times.

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Mrs May smiled and commented only: “We’ll get through. We’ll still get through it.”

Mrs Gould, who has lived in Wheatley since the 1960s, said she remembered her mother being impressed with Mrs May's mother Zaidee when they met and that she had followed the political career of Theresa May for years.

Oxford Mail:

Revd Nigel Hawkes said Mrs May had been 'very generous with her time' and that the church had used her attendance as a way to showcase to as many people as possible what they had planned.

He said since the church started fundraising earlier this month they had already raised around £150,000, with another £25,000 raised at the Saturday event.

Improvements are set to include underfloor heating, better lighting and a community meeting room. To see the plans or to donate visit