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 for the dissolution of the Parish Council on the grounds of the deceased population of the parish. According to the last census the population was 109, and it is now estimated to be less than that. The committee recommended that an order should be made to dissolve the Parish Council, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1894, section 39, so that the procedure of a statutory Parish Meeting should apply to the rural parish.
Service Times at St Andrew’s Church
2nd Sunday of each month – 10.30am Holy Communion
4th Sunday of each month – 6.00pm Evensong
St Andrews church is open on Sundays from 10am to 4 pm for private prayer– of course there will be the prevailing restrictions
Oddington Parish Meeting
Year Ending March 2021 – Accounts and AGM
All of the documentation relating to the financial year ending March 2021, including the minutes of the AGM, has been published – it can be viewed here.
The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED that someone you know is at risk of or is being abused or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the police without delay.
Details of local contacts, Diocesan Safeguarding Officer and Local Authority Social Services can be found here, as well as more information about promoting a safer church.
Otmoor is one of our country’s great treasures. A unique habitat of rare wetland and grazing floodplain in landlocked Oxfordshire, home to 1,000 acres of nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest, uncrossed by any road since Roman times. Thousands of visitors enjoy its special feeling of remoteness, sharing this ancient fen with over sixty rare and protected species.
Now our government is planning a major new road that could threaten this unique environment.