Oxford Anglican Deaneries

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All Saints Church, Wytham

There has been a church in Wytham, as far as we know, since at least 1135. The current building was constructed by Montague Bertie, 5th Earl of Abingdon, in 1811 -1812, using materials from its predecessor and from Cumnor Place, or Hall, which had recently been demolished.


Blackbird Leys

Church of the Holy Family (Local Ecumenical Partnership)If you have just moved into the area, welcome!The Church of the Holy Family serves the whole community of Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys, Oxford.Do get in touch if we can be of any help.If you are looking for a church to attend, why not come along at 10.00 am to our main service one Sunday morning, we have children’s’ activities each week.


Cowley Team Ministry- St James Cowley

Welcome to the Parish of Cowley. Bringing Christianity to life. What makes St James Church special is the people.  Yes, its true we meet in a lovely Grade 2 listed building situated in a conservation area.  It’s also true that there has been a church on this site since at least 1100. We have some fine stained glass windows and many architectural details of interest can be seen.  But the heart of the church is the people who have a love of God and a desire to serve.  We are exploring new ways to worship, featuring a slightly more contemporary style of music and liturgy. As part of the Cowley Christian community we are here to serve the community as a whole -children and older people, students and workers, believers and those who are searching. We would love to meet you and hear how your journey in life might meet ours. You can meet us for worship, at a lunch club, in a home group, or just drop in for a chat. Link to More


Elsfield St Thomas of Canterbury

Services on the 4th Sunday of each month (see website for details).Come and enjoy the new Parish Room! Coffee after the service, and toilets if you need them!


Headington Quarry: Holy Trinity

We have described ourselves as “The Village Church in the City” seeking to be “an open door between heaven and earth showing God’s love for all” and of course we are often known as the church where  C.S.Lewis, writer of the Narnia tales and many other books, worshipped for 30 years and is buried in the churchyard. But no short phrase or bit of famous history can really describe a church because the church is about the people who attend at the time just as much as its history and its architecture.  So: how to describe ourselves? Well, we are, as most churches, a mixed bunch of people both wounded and exhilarated by life’s journey with a hope that, as we meet together and share both our gifts and our vulnerabilities, we will find the fullness of life and love that Jesus promised us. We come with open minds and open hearts doing our best to reflect honestly on the meaning of the story of Jesus for our day and to welcome all who may want to travel with us without questions about past, background, orientations or beliefs. This is not a church where you will find a fixed set of dogmas but rather an encouragement to wonder, to question and to value the views of others. If you are interested come and see! I hope this web-site will give you something of a taster, but Holy Trinity is really its people. Do join us for any of the services or events listed – or get in touch by phone or e-mail. And see our vision statement for our fuller thinking about who we feel called to be.


Headington: Highfield: All Saints

Our purpose is to serve God and the people of Headington. We do this by providing a beautiful and peaceful place where God is worshipped, and his presence felt, through the Sunday services, music, and artwork such as stained glass windows. This is a place of worship, Christian teaching, and prayer. As well as public worship Sunday by Sunday, the church and our ministry is available for special events: baptism, marriage and funerals. In addition, through our church hall, meeting rooms and kitchen in the separate All Saints Church House we provide a space for all manner of community activities, such as playgroups, Brownies and Guides, judo classes, pilates, yoga, political party committee meetings, wedding reception parties and the like.


Headington: St Francis

There is a sense of warmth and excitement at the services at St Francis Church. The people of St Francis enjoy taking an active part in the services and members gladly participate as readers and intercessors that helps lead worship. The congregation includes a wide range of nationalities, and an age span from 3 months to 95 years.  People worship at St. Francis because they are welcomed and loved, and are happy with our robust ‘Peace.’ As part of the Cowley Christian community we are here to serve the community as a whole – children and older people, students and workers, believers and those who are searching. We would love to meet you and hear how your journey in life might meet ours. You can meet us for worship, at a lunch club, in a home group, at the Community Food Bank or just drop in for a chat.


Iffley St Mary the Virgin

This beautiful and famous Norman church on the edge of Oxford, built in 1170, is home to a large and friendly congregation of all ages. Visitors are very welcome to join us, and can choose from a range of different services.


Kidlington with Hampton Poyle

Our churches were built for all in the community, and have been used day in and day out for over 700 years. The doors of St Mary’s Kidlington and St Mary’s Hampton Poyle are open each day and you are welcome to come in and enjoy the ancient spaces. There are many interesting things to see. The chapel at St John’s is open each week morning for quiet prayer.


Littlemore SS Mary the Virgin and Nicholas

We are a church with a heart for the community. Our vision is to be an inclusive, seven-day church that embodies the love of God in our community. We share this vision with the founder of our church, John Henry Newman, who had a real pastoral heart for the people of Littlemore. We are on a journey together, prayerfully discerning God’s call to us as we serve in our local community. If you’d like us to pray for you please let us know.

Marston: St Nicholas Marston

A church that’s here for you. Welcome to the St Nicholas Church website! If you are looking for the perfect church, St Nicholas is probably not for you. But if you are excited about the possibility of joining a group of men, women and children (of all ages) who are fascinated by Jesus, and want to make sense of 21st century life by trying to follow him, then you may find this a place you can be comfortable. Come and help us as we explore together how to be Christians in 21st century Oxford.


New Marston: St Michael & All Angels

St Michael’s is an Anglican church, which uses modern catholic worship to welcome all to the Lord’s table. We are a smallish congregation, friendly to all comers, whether aged 9 months or 90 years, and whether ‘old hands’ at worship or new to faith and its celebrations. The building, at the junction of Jack Straw’s Lane and the Marston Road, was 50 years old in 2005: we celebrated our Golden Jubilee in 2015 But those who worship in it come from far and wide: all corners of the globe, all ages, all spiritualities, find a home here. Currently there are about 90 people who come to St Michael’s from time to time. Probably about 50 turn up most Sundays, about half of whom are under 20. 2016 -17 is a Year of Prayer in which we are exploring all sorts of different formats including ways to invite our weekday visitors to pray


North Hinksey with Botley

We are a small and friendly Christian community that seeks to find spiritual depth and growth in a wonderful place of prayer. Our weekly worship centred on the Eucharist and is generally in traditional language, which reflects the space in which we meet.


Old Headington St Andrew

Welcome to the St Andrews Church Headington Oxford Our church sits at the centre of a community which is often described as “a village within a city”. It has been here for over a thousand years, a place where the King of England once worshipped when Headington was a seat of royal government and administration. The church is usually open every day for worship and to welcome visitors and pilgrims. It is a tranquil and beautiful place to seek peace and offer your prayers.


Osney Benefice- Binsey

Our wonderful St Margaret of Antioch at Binsey continues to provide comfort and succour to people of all faiths and to those of none. St Margaret’s is part of the Osney Benefice, working in partnership with St Frideswide, Osney; St Lawrence, North Hinksey and Ss Peter and Paul, Botley.


Osney Benefice- St Frideswides

St Frideswide’s is dedicated to the patroness of Oxford. Since our church was founded in the nineteenth century, we have built up Christians in the faith through the celebration of the sacraments and the study of Holy Scripture.


Oxford Bartlemas Chapel

Medieval chapel. Unheated. But the atmosphere makes up for that! The Parish holds monthly services here throughout the year – more in the summer.


Oxford St Clements

St Clement’s is an evangelical Anglican church with a ‘twist’ of charisma. We’re very friendly and easy to reach so why not join us on Sunday as we worship God together? We are located just east of the centre of Oxford. Our congregation is made up of people of all ages and backgrounds. Single people, couples and families will all find a genuine home in our church. We provide youth and children’s groups for all ages and we are especially interested in mission both overseas and among the less well off in this country. We are close to Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University and we warmly welcome students.


Saints Mary and John

St Mary and St John is committed to engaging with the wider community of East Oxford, as well as being a place of welcome for all who come to share in our life together. On these pages you can discover more about our life and faith.St Mary and St John is a vibrant, diverse community in the heart of East Oxford on the Cowley Road. The worship is in the liberal catholic anglican tradition, having a strong liturgical and musical tradition, as well as a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.Founded in 1875, St Mary and St John began as part of the heady days of the Oxford movement, and with it reclaimed Sacramental Liturgy, offered retreats and spiritual formation to clergy and laity alike, and reached out – through slum-priests and laity – to support the poor and destitute in East Oxford as well as far-off lands.Through liturgy, music and the sacraments, through ecological activities based around our Churchyard, and via proactive engagement in the community, St Mary and St John still seeks to unlock authentic spiritual community, and to gather together a people of prayer and sincerity. None being perfect, all can and do contribute.


Sandford-on-Thames: St Andrew

For close on a thousand years, the parish church of St Andrew has stood at the heart of the village of Sandford-on-Thames. Today it is still a house of prayer with a congregation who welcome visitors and new-comers, a centre of worship and music where the Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday, with a churchyard and garden of remembrance making space for quiet reflection.


South with New Hinksey

The core of the church in South Hinksey is the community which meets here every week. Here we celebrate the Eucharist and pray for the community, and attempt to reach out to the village and its visitors alike, in our ministry of welcome and hospitality.


St Alban the Martyr

In liberal catholic tradition of the Church of England … relaxed formality. A small, homely, warm church. At the corner of Charles St & Catherine St.


St Aldate’s, Oxford

St Aldates is a busy city centre church with 3 services every Sunday and a packed midweek programme of events, groups and courses. We are a tri-generational church with a heart to minister to all those who come through our doors, while equipping all our members to be ministers of the gospel in their homes, streets, colleges, schools and workplaces.


St Andrew’s, Oxford

St Andrew’s is a church that aims to ‘Grow God’s Family’, so whether you have been following Christ for years and are looking for a fellowship where you can thrive, or you’re just exploring who Jesus is and what the Christian faith is all about, we want you to know that there’s a place for you here.


St Barnabas’, Jericho

St Barnabas’ is the parish church of Jericho, Oxford, (Church of England), and has served this community since it was founded in 1869. St Barnabas was founded in order to help men, women and children follow Jesus Christ: we do our best to continue that work today.


St Ebbe’s, Oxford

We believe passionately that Jesus Christ is alive today and is the loving ruler of the universe. The purpose of our life as a church is to bring glory to him by helping people come to know him for themselves and then grow together as his disciples.


St Giles’, Oxford

St Giles’ is a vibrant place of prayer and worship in the centre of the city of Oxford. Our bells ring out to encourage you to join us in our traditional Anglican services which are enhanced by an impressive choir. St Giles’ welcomes all people and supports the work of the Gatehouse and NA.


St Luke’s (+ St Matthew’s)

We are a friendly Anglican church rooted in our local community.St Luke’s is an Anglican Church founded in 1933 as a mission hall for the area of Cold Harbour. St Matthew’s & St Luke’s have remained linked to the current day and support each other’s work.


St Margaret’s, Oxford

We are a traditional, friendly church. The Eucharist is central to our worship.We follow the liturgical year, celebrating major festivals and Saints’ Days, enriching & uplifting our worship through colour & sound. We aim to provide a worshipping environment in which people of all ages, both individuals and families, are welcomed as part of a wider family.


St Mary Magdalen, Oxford

St Mary Magdalen’s is a prominent Anglican church in the centre of Oxford. We are a living, vibrant community offering witness in the Catholic tradition through the Eucharist and the preaching of the Gospel.


St Matthew’s Oxford (+ St Lukes)

At St Matthew’s we try to be hospitable to whoever comes to us, however long they stay – we want people to feel at home with us whether or not they have a committed faith. We are committed to spiritual growth and journeying, our own and each other’s.


St Michael and All Angels, Summertown

St Michael & All Angels’ church is situated in leafy north Oxford, just off the Banbury Road, serving the parish of Summertown, Cutteslowe and Waterways.We are a family of faith, inclusive and outward-looking, seeking to make a difference to the world that we are rooted in.


St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford

As a Christian Church in Oxford city centre, a warm welcome is at the heart of what we want to offer to all who come by either on Cornmarket Street or online.Today, we continue to live as a community of faith, valuing the heritage and tradition which we inherit and offering ourselves in the service of the modern city.


St Peter & St Paul, Botley

We are an inclusive Christian community seeking to make Christ known in our local community of Botley which is a suburb on the west side of Oxford, serving a mixed community of all nationalities and ages.


St Peter’s, Wolvercote

As a Church community, we try to reflect the love of God for all his creation, as revealed in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection; we try to explore the questions which life presents us with, both as individuals and as a society; and we seek to live out our faith through active service to this parish and the wider world.


St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford

St Thomas the Martyr’s is a Church of England parish church of the Anglo-Catholic tradition, in Oxford, England, near Oxford railway station in Osney. It is located between Becket Street to the west and Hollybush Row to the east, with St Thomas Street opposite.


St. Mary’s Church and Sandhills, Barton

Saint Mary’s is the parish church of Barton, Sandhills and the new Barton Park development. We are a growing church very much involved in the local community of ‘Beautiful Barton’. We have one service on Sunday at 10am which is Holy Communion. The services are friendly and accessible and our church family is very diverse in terms of age, background and culture.  We value God’s word, the Bible, prayer and worship. We seek to follow Jesus, help each other grow as followers of Jesus and love and bless our local community.


University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin is a lively and inclusive church in the liberal catholic tradition of the Church of England.Standing in the centre of Oxford, it is the spiritual heart of the oldest university in Britain. It has been the focus of Christian worship and of debates about religion, politics, and morality for over 7 hundred years.