The church

    Church front new

    Summertown United Reformed Church

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

    Minister: The Revd. Pauline Main
    Associate Minister: The Revd. Cara Heafey

    Services in Church

    Sunday Services in Church have now resumed, each Sunday at 10.30am preceded by tea or coffee from 10.00am.

    Front Porch Rebuild The rebuilding of our church porch is now complete and in normal times entrance to the church would be through the new glass doors.

    Summer Saturday Coffee Cafe The Summer Saturday Partnership run Coffee Cafe in our front space, with different charity cakestalls each week, was restarted this year during the months of June to September 2021.

    Wednesday Open Door Coffee Morning and Toddler Group Both these, also very regrettably, have had to be suspended for the time being but will reopen as soon as circumstances permit.

    Hall Bookings: Halls are NOT available for booking during the present CoronaVirus outbreak. In normal times bookings of our halls would 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 Minister at both Marston and Wheatley URC's.

    Contact her by e-mail on:

    Current Activities

    Current Activities To find out about immediately forthcoming activities go to Partnership Link.
    Autumn Lectures 2019 A series of three lectures, to be followed by discussion and tea, have been arranged. They will be held in Church from 3.00 - 4.30 pm on Fridays in September, October and November. 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. Links direct to the websites of St Michael’s and St Peter’s are also repeated below.

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

    To go to St Michael’s website click on St Michael’s Website.

    To go to St Peter’s website click on St Peter’s Website.


    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.