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.
A prayer for this difficult time
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support
the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can
separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
New additions to the site.
Coffee Morning – 29th February
A coffee morning was held in aid of church funds.
On 29 February 2020 the Church Users Group organised a Coffee Morning at the church. The objective was to get as many people as possible from the village together, with emphasis on meeting those who had fairly recently moved here.
There was a bountiful supply of cakes baked by parishioners and a lot of people to eat them! Generous donations were made to church funds.
Oddington Quiz Night
The Oddington Quiz, organised by the Church Users Group, was held at Charlton-on-Otmoor community hall on 8 February 2020. The event was well attended and victory went to the team led by Maria Pearson. This was appropriate as Maria is the grand-daughter of a former Rector of Oddington, Father Richard Eden.
The event raised £453 for church funds and we are most grateful for the considerable efforts of the Church Users Group, in particular Charlotte Maddison, Juliet Bostwick and Julia Burchell.
Census of Oddington Children -1877
Census of Oddington children taken in 1877 provides an interesting insight into the village at that time. More here…..
Patronal Festival at St Andrew’s
The Patronal Festival was held on St Andrew’s Eve. The church was lit entirely with candles and looked splendid. It was enhanced with floral decorations made by parishioners.
The service was led by Rev’d. Lisa Holmes, assisted by the Rector, Rev’d. Steve Hayes and Glenys Edwards, Lay Minister.
The sermon was preached by Revd. Canon Brian Mountford, Chaplain of St Hilda’s College, Oxford. For 30 years, until his retirement in 2016, he was Vicar of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford.