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Oxenton

Oxenton: St John the Baptist

tn_300_Oxenton_St_John_the_Baptist_-_Exterior_7Oxenton is at the northernmost end of our Benefice, in the parish of Woolstone with Gotherington and Oxenton. Slightly bigger than Woolstone, it's still a small community with just about 30 homes and 4 farms: but it has a very impressive village hall and a good-sized church with an enormous tower. One might wonder how it all came to be here, and some of the story at least rests with Lord Ellenborough of Southam. Despite having restored Southam he's actually buried here in a family mausoleum alongside his son Captain Richard.

Click here for an accurate map of Woolstone with Gotherington and Oxenton parish.

Oxenton shares a monthly pattern of worship with Gotherington and Woolstone shown below:

1st Sunday at 11.15 - Parish Communion at Oxenton

2nd Sunday at 11.15 - Parish Communion at Woolstone

3rd Sunday at 08.00 - Communion (BCP) at Oxenton

and at 11.15 - All Age Family Service at Gotherington Church Centre

4th Sunday at 11.15 - Parish Communion at Woolstone

5th Sunday - as announced

Occasionally we vary the pattern, so we encourage you to look at Calendar of Worship Services for up-to-date information. We also publish details at A Church Near You - Woolstone, St Martin de Tours; but in any case please feel free to contact the Church Office for any query about Christian life in Oxenton.
 

More views of the Church

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Inside the church:

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The Children's Team:

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There are many historic fittings in the church. The choir pews have some attractive 'linenfold' panelling: 

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There's gorgeous mediaeval hexagonal ceramic tiling in the chancel:

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On the walls there are some historic wall-paintings

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There's a lovely flemish carving of the Holy Family:

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A carving of the Good Shepherd: 

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Some of the stonework is interesting: here is an angel just below the roof:

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Lord Ellenborough's influence is seen in the stained glass (note the E in the window). It's similar to the stained glass in his other church at Southam

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Finally, a couple of Harvest Flower displays:

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Sunday 30 April

8.00 Holy Communion (said)
9.30 Holy Communion (with Choir)
11.15  Morning Worship (with Music Group)

Newsletter for 16 April
News from Gloucester Diocese

Calendars

Services & Events
Church Diary (internal use)
St Michael's Centre / Hall


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