Welcome to the website for the Church of St Andrew in Oddington, Oxfordshire. We have set up this site to share with visitors the history and architecture of this beautiful mediaeval church and its surrounds.
St. Andrew’s looked splendid on East Day. Flower arrangements had been done by Virginia Lawrence, Sue Gosling, Celia Warde-Aldham and Margaret Lambert. The Easter Garden had been prepared by Margaret Lambert. More pictures can be found here…
On 24 January 2023 Gerald Garcia, the eminent classical guitarist and composer, came to St. Andrew’s with three friends to perform works by Vivaldi, Handel and Bach, plus Celtic music on flute and guitar. Three video clips from the evening can be found here…
Homage to Makereti Papakura
During 2021 and 2022 Evie O’Brien, a Maori attached to the Atlantic Institute – Rhodes Trust in Oxford, has been working with Oxford University on a project to honour Makereti’s contribution to the University and to the field of anthropology. This led to the organisation of a conference in the university in October 2022. Oddington was represented by Celia Warde-Aldham and Susan Gosling at the lectures held at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
Some of the conference attendees took the opportunity to visit Makereti’s grave and tribute at the Church.
Celebration of the Queen’s Accession
The service was led by Glenys Edwards, with readings by Mark Stanley-Price and Julia Burchell. Prayers were led by Churchwarden, Vivienne Davies.