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    Summertown United Reformed Church

    294A Banbury Road
    Oxford, OX2 7HN
    (opposite South Parade)

    Minister: The Revd. Pauline Main

    The main Worship Service: at 10.30 am every Sunday.

    Holy Communion: First Sunday of the month

    Building Development Project: The Wessex Synod of the United Reformed Church have recently confirmed their support of our Church Building Development Project with an increased Grant of £160,000 plus a loan of £60,000 from the Finance and Property Committee. An anonymous donation of £100,000 now leaves us looking for a final funding of about £150,000. For details of the project go to Building Project.

    Christmas Day Service 2016 Our Christmas Day Service in 2016 will be joint with Marston URC and held at their church (352 Marston Road, Oxford OX3 0JB). The service will be held at our usual time of 10.30am and will be led by our shared Minister, the Rev'd Pauline Main.

    Wednesday Open Door, August 2016: For the five Wednesdays in August the Wednesday 'Open Door' Coffee morning will be held, at the usual time of 10.30 am to noon, in the homes of five of our members. For details go to: Open Door, August 2016

    Spring Lectures 2017 A series of three lectures has been arranged - for full details go to Spring Lectures 2017

    Dusseldorf Concert Sunday 9th October, 2016, 4.00pm to 5.30pm A choral and organ recital in St Michael's and All Angels Church in aid of Building Projects at St Michael's and Summertown URC. Refreshments available from 3.30pm For more details see Dusseldorf Concert

    (Click here to view images of the people and life of the URC).


    To be a worshipping community where our worship is for all ages, inclusive and experimental.
    To be a caring community, seeking to promote peace based on justice and mercy.
    To be a loving community, seeking to bear witness to the infinite love which God has for us all.

    For details of our various activities go to the menu links above.

    We are very pleased to welcome a second congregation to worship in our church each Sunday:

    The Apostolic Faith Church

    who meet from 12.30-2.45pm

    The Minister


    Revd Pauline Main has been the Minister of Summertown URC
    since July 2007.

    Pauline is also a chaplain at HMP Bullingdon, near Bicester.

    Contact her by e-mail on:

    Current Activities

    Current Activities To find out about immediately forthcoming activities go to Partnership Link.
    Festive Christmas Lunch There will be a Festive Christmas Lunch in the back hall at 12noon for 12.30pm on Wednesday 16th December 2015. Tickets at £13 (in aid of our Building Fund) will be available from mid-November from Barbara Ashdown and Beryl Knotts.

    At the Lunch there will be a Bring & Buy Gift Stall in aid of Christian Aid’s work with refugees. You are invited to donate good quality items for sale on this stall.

    Spring Lectures 2016 A series of three lectures, to be followed by discussion and tea, have been arranged. They will be held in the back hall from 3.00 - 4.30 pm on Fridays 22nd January, 19th February and 18th March. For full details go to News and Events

    Ecumenical Partners

    Summertown URC is one of four churches in the Summertown-Wolvercote Church Partnership. To find out more about the Partnership click on the link below to the Church Partnership Pages. On these pages you will also find links to our two sister Churches of St Peter's, Wolvercote, and St Michael's, Summertown and web pages for our third sister church, Wolvercote Baptist Church.

    Christmas Services in the Partnership

    Christmas Services in all our Partnership Churches are listed on the Partnership Christmas Card which is delivered to every house locally and which may be seen at the link partnership_christmas_Card_2015. Please feel welcome at any of these services

    To go to the Ecumenical Church Partnership Pages click on Ecumenical Church Partnership.


    Summertown is a lively area of North Oxford. More information can be found via the link Summertown Information which takes you to the Summertown Website, on which churches may be found under the menu link 'amenities'.

    Marston URC

    We now share Pauline’s ministry with Marston United Reformed Church. She was inducted to the Pastorate in Marston on Saturday 28th April, 2012, with the Moderator presiding and in the presence of many friends including a large number from the Church Partnership.

    For more about Marston URC go to their website at Marston URC.