St Andrew's is a small, friendly church on the western edge of Oxford. It is part of Cumnor (Church of England) Parish in the Diocese of Oxford. Here you can find out about us, our activities and our history,
but please come and see for yourself, and learn more with us about what it means to worship God,
to follow Jesus Christ, and to serve our community.
Weekly services restart at 10am
Two JOY Place leaders move on, but JOY Place remains as a special place for those with learning disabilities
We are now having weekly Sunday services at St Andrew's, at 10am. We all need to ensure each other's safety in these precarious times:
we will be encouraged (but not required) to continue to wear masks in church and to hand sanitize
we will continue to observe some social distance from those not in our bubble, and for those who want or need it some seats will continue to be around 2 metres apart.
we will be allowed to join in with the pre-recorded hymns, but only singing through masks and not loudly! We will sing a hymn (To God be the glory) outdoors at the end of the service, weather permitting; no masks will be required.
we will aim to keep our services and sermons rather short!
There are still lilve-streamed services at 10.30am from St Michael's Cumnor.
Live-Streams - Parish of Cumnor
New Safeguarding Officer
Karen Eliot has taken over as Safeguarding Officer. Please contact her with any concerns in this area. Details from the Parish Office
Eleven years ago two couples saw the need for a church service in Oxford that was specially designed for those with learning disabilities. They were put in touch with each other, and the JOY Place was born. It came to St Andrew's Dean Court in 2017 and meets monthly, by Zoom at present.
Chuck and Anita Saunders, originally from California, have been leading the JOY Place with a local couple, Matt and Jenny Long, giving pastoral care for those who come and helping to build a community where people are welcomed and encouraged.
Now they have returned to California, feeling it was time to return to be near their children and grand-children. But JOY Place continues, on the first Sunday of the month at 3pm, with a break in August.
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JOY Place will be on holiday in August. We'll meet again on 5 September -- and we hope to be back in St Andrew's. www.joyplace.org.uk
The JOY Place leaders Chuck and Anita Saunders (top) and Matt and Jenny Long
Anita and Chuck write:
"On 2 May 2021 we celebrated our final JOY Place service here in the UK.
"We will never forget the love and appreciation showered upon us at our farewell JOY Place service. Smiles and tears of joy.
"It has been such a privilege serving in this ministry the past 11 years. As we say 'Good bye' to our time in Oxford and serving at the JOY Place we 'go out with joy and are led forth with peace'."