It was reported in the Bicester Herald of 23 June 1905 that, on Monday last, the annual feast was held at Oddington, when an excellent cricket match was played in a field kindly lent by Mr J. E. Haynes, between Oddington and Boarstall, the home team winning easily. As Mr Herbert Collett was bowling in the second innings of Oddington, he over-reached himself after the ball and had to retire. On being examined by Dr. G. Hall, of Islip, he was found that have severely sprained the muscle of his ribs. At the time of writing (Thursday morning), he was progressing favourably. The luncheon and refreshments of the day were served by Mr R. Turner, Crown Inn, Charlton-on-Otmoor. After the cricket match was over, dancing, etc., was kept up by a large company until ten o’clock, in Mr Haynes’ barn, thus ending one of the most pleasant days that has been known in Oddington for some time past.
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.