Special Services

From time to time special services are held, generally shared with other congregations in the Church Partnership or more widely with congregations from Churches Together in North Oxford. Recent and forthcoming special services are listed below.


Forthcoming Services


‘Commitment for Life’ Service 2017

Sunday 3rd September, 10.30 am at Summertown URC

Our annual service in support of the URC’s Commitment for Life programme. This year the service will be led by our Minister, the Rev’d Pauline Main and will be a Communion service.


Recent Services


Special Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication

Sunday 16th July, 3.30 pm at Summertown URC

A service was held to celebrate ten years of Pauline’s ministry since her ordination here in 2007. The service was be led by the Rev’d Nigel Appleton, who has been Pauline’s mentor during her ministry, and was followed by refreshments. The service was shared with members of Pauline’s other churches, Marston URC and Wheatley URC, and with representatives from our Partnerships churches. The Order of Service may be seen at Pauline’s 10th anniversary service leaflet.



Ecumenical Service of Confirmation and Reception into Church Membership

6.00pm, Sunday 14th May, 2017, at St Michael and All Angels

This was a joint service for the four churches of our Partnership at which the Bishop of Oxford presided. Candidates from our churches will be received and our two new Elders will be welcomed. The service was followed by refreshments.


Decorating the Cross

Decorating the Cross



Easter Day Service 2017

Our Easter morning service was conducted by our old friend, the Rev’d David Michaels, previously a member of the Ecumenical Parish when he was vicar at St Peter’s, Wolvercote. During the service a cross, made from the branches of a Christmas tree from last Christmas, was decorated with spring flowers to symbolise the new life offered to us in Christ’s resurrection. Details of the service may be seen at Order-of-Service



Maundy Thursday Service 2017

A joint service between Summertown URC and St Peter’s, Wolvercote, was held at St Peter’s on Thursday 13th April at 7.30pm with participants from both our churches. The service included the Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper, the washing of feet and the stripping of altars and was followed by a vigil until midnight.



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