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.
Evensong at St Andrew’s on 6 February 2022 was dedicated to a celebration of the 70thanniversary of the accession to the throne by Queen Elizabeth.
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.
A theme in the service was “The Queen of Sheba”, which featured in one of the readings and in Glenys’ address. The organist, Brian Carlick, played Handel’s “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.”
Included in the service was the prayers from the Book of Common Prayer Accession Service.
Members of the congregation recalled the times that they had met the Queen. The service ended with the singing of the National Anthem.
Fundraising – The Oddington 100 Club
The club which is open to all residents of Oddington and the surrounding area, and their friends and family. It has been created to raise a small amount of much needed funds for St Andrew’s Church, Oddington.
The Oddington 100 Club has started, tickets are £5 each with the first draw on 14th December. The prize, allowing for 100 members, would be shared as follows:
1st Prize – £200.00
2nd Prize – £100.00
And £200 going to Church Funds.
You can find out more here.
Service of pilgrimage
On 3 October 2021 a “Service of pilgrimage” was held at the Church of St. Andrew, Oddington, Oxfordshire. The service had been planned for July 2020 but was postponed due to lock-down. It was a commemoration of the church being designated as a place of pilgrimage. Read more here
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..