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, we also wanted to make everyone aware of the plans and progress for restoring this historically important church.
New additions to the site.
A new path in the churchyard
A section of the churchyard path, immediately inside the gates, has been renewed by Michael Lambert, assisted by his labourer, Churchwarden Nigel. We are grateful to Michael for freely giving his time to carry out this much needed work. More here
Over a period of time we have been developing a plan for St. Andrew’s Church to be a church of pilgrimage. This started in 2012 when Churchwarden, Nigel Lambert walked the Camino Francais to Santiago de Compostela to raise funds for the restoration of the church. Since then he has walked four other camino routes to Santiago.
In recent months we have joined in an initiative by the Bicester and Islip Deanery to develop pilgrimage routes between churches in the area. This follows the Diocese of Oxford encouraging pilgrimages, which has been led by the Chipping Norton Deanery.
Choral Concert – Saturday 26th October
Harvest Festival was celebrated on 22 September in a service led by Rev. Lisa Holmes. Many of the floral displays from the previous week’s flower festival were still in place.
The centre piece was a harvest loaf, baked by Beryl Lambert. As has become traditional the loaf is then taken to Charlton-on-Otmoor for their harvest festival the following day.
Following the service a harvest supper was provided in the church by Sue Gosling, Vivienne Davies and Karen Stanley-Price.
Flower Festival at St. Andrew’s
On 14 and 15 September a Flower Festival was held at St. Andrew’s. Organised by Celia Walde-Aldham, On the second day there was tea and cakes and a plant sale.
The event was well attended and raised over £500 for the Tower Repair Fund.