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.
Nigel on BBC Radio Oxford
A new rail to church gate
A new rail leading to the church gate has been constructed by Michael Lambert, with minimal assistance from Churchwarden Nigel.
A Pilgrim’s Path
In furtherance of St. Andrew’s being a designated Church of Pilgrimage, the Rev. Lisa Holmes commissioned a painting by the renowned local artist, Sian Tezel. More here..
Church Electoral Roll
The Electoral Roll is a record of current Parishioners who fulfil the criteria (see form E2 APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT) who thenhave the ability to participate and influence church life in the parish who by voting for Parochial Church Council (PCC) Officers and becoming members of the PCC after 6 months. It is also used to determine eligibility for election to the deanery, diocesan and general synods. In addition it is used for the calculation of the number of representatives who may be elected to each of these synods in the following year.
Data is kept solely for this purpose and will be kept confidentially (please see Electoral Roll Privacy Notice attached to the Church notice board).
In order to keep this record up to date, please could you kindly request a form(s) and I will deliver directly to your door!
Secretary to St.Andrew’s Church Oddington PCC
1902 – Oddington celebration of the succession to the throne by Edward VII
The major events arranged to celebrate the coronation were postponed but, at Edward’s request, many planned events were still held in London and throughout the country. The celebrations at Oddington were described in the Bicester Herald of 4 July 1902. This account gives a clear picture of life in this parish and the social structure… Read more
Disolution of the Parish Council – 1907
It was reported in the Bicester Herald of 10 May 1907 that the Local Government Act Committee of Oxfordshire County Council reported that a petition had been received from the Parish Meeting of Oddington. More here
Easter pilgrimage from St. Andrew’s, Oddington – An account by Nigel Lambert, Churchwarden
We are very proud of the fact that St. Andrew’s is designated as a Church of Pilgrimage and a member of the Small Pilgrim Places Network. The church was closed for nine months last year through major repairs and Covid. We needed to kick-start our activities and so I thought that Easter was a good time to do a pilgrimage. On my wish-list was Dorchester-on-Thames Abbey. Read the full journey here….
Dear Friends and Neighbours
It is with great delight that the PCC can now say we will be opening St Andrews church on Sundays from 10am to 4 pm for private prayer– of course there will be the usual restrictions- please use the sanitiser when you go in and also leave your name so we can contact you in the unlikely event there should be the necessity to do so- also please refrain from touching any artefacts and if there is a queue please wait outside !