St Edburg’s church is the parish church of Bicester in Oxfordshire. The centre of the Anglican life in the town, the church has been the focal point for the community and a place for everyone to come together for over 900 years.
Today it is at the forefront of life in Bicester and continues its mission in the name of Jesus Christ. Read more
Phase two of the reordering work in St Edburg's will start on Monday 3rd March. This means that the church will be closed for all services and events from Sunday 2nd March. The normal service schedule will continue, but services will be held in the St Edburg's Church Hall until Saturday 12th April. Everyone is very welcome to join us during this exciting time in the church's history. When all the work is finally completed, which will not be until July, we will have a lovely new servery, the font will be repositioned in the central area and, possibly the most welcome, there will be toilet facilities in church.
Open for Coffee
The next opportunity to meet in our beautiful building for coffee and a chat with friends will take place on Saturday 29th March from 10am until midday and will be led by our 9.30 Service Team We will have lots of things to enjoy including Easter themed crafts for children, cakes, refreshments, a raffle and decorate-your-own cake pops. Everyone welcome.
Trinity Camerata have published the schedule of their 2013-2014 season of concerts to be held in St Edburg's. Here are the details.
Renewing the church
Find out how you can help
Heritage Lottery FundIn addition to the reordering project, the need for significant and urgent repairs to the stonework on the outside of St Edburg's Church, particularly to the south side of the building, was identified during a recent survey. The Heritage Lottery Fund have very generously offered a large donation to enable a more intensive investigation of the weather damage and for a plan to be formulated for these repairs to take place. This survey will take place over the coming months. Ultimately, much more money will need to be raised if we are not going to lose carving and other architectural features for ever. Any donations to this work would be gratefully received.
Weekly NewsheetsClick to view a copy of this week's newsheet for St Edburg's , here for St Mary's and St Peter's or here for the readings for this week.
Contact NewsletterFrom here you can access our monthly benefice magazine for more information about us and what we are doing.
Clergy days offPlease remember that all of our clergy need to have time off to be able to recharge themselves so that they can lead us most effectively. To that end, each of them is allocated a rest day when we really should try to respect their time off. If you do need to contact a member of the clergy, and it happens to be their day off, please contact the Office or another member of the Team. Thank you for your cooperation.
Services this week
Please note that all services are being held in St Edburg's Church Hall behind the church
WEDNESDAY 12th March
Celebrate the Eucharist with a quiet, said service using Common Worship.
SUNDAY 16th March (2nd of Lent)
Celebrate the Eucharist with a quiet, said service using the traditional Book of Common Prayer.
Celebrate with all of the family in this service designed for parents and children with prayers, music and readings. Coffee will be served between this and the next service.
Celebrate the Eucharist with this sung service using Common Worship.
The Bicester Team ministers meet on some weekday mornings to say Morning Prayer together. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join them for this Common Worship said service; Tuesdays in ECB at 9am, Wednesdays in St Edburg's at 8.15am and Fridays in St Edburg's Church Hall Upper Room at 8am. Please join us if you can.