The church

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    Summertown United Reformed Church

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

    Minister: The Revd. Pauline Main

    The main Worship Service: at 10.30 am every Sunday.

    Holy Communion: Third Sunday of the month

    Spring Lectures 2019: For details of the series of three Spring Lectures go to Spring Lectures 2019.

    Climate Justice Campaign 2018: This campaign is being organised by the FairPlay/Social Justice Group of the Summertown-Wolvercote Church Partnership. For details of the programme of events in this campaign go to Climate Justice Campaign Events.

    Taung Link Events 2017 For information on both the Joint Conference and the Safari Supper, events related to our Taung Link, go to Taung Link Events.

    Front Porch Rebuild The rebuilding of our church porch started on 15 October 2018 and is expected to last about 22 weeks. While this is in progress the entrance to both the church and the rear halls will be at the back, off Lonsdale road, past the site of the demolished garages and up the south side of our building. Entrance to the church is through the green door of the south porch and to the back halls through the red doors.

    Hall Bookings: Bookings of our halls may be made by contacting the Lettings Secretary, Leah Mattinson. For details go to Hall Bookings.

    (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.

    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.