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
Christmas Tree Festival
Following the very successful first Christmas Tree Festival in December 2012, we are pleased to announce that the 2013 event begins on Friday 13th December. The official opening ceremony will be performed by the Mayor of Bicester, Cllr Melanie Magee at 10.15am. All of our available trees have now been sponsored by local companies, organisations and individuals, so it should be a very varied and colourful display. We are particularly grateful to Bicester Village for their generous support. The entry hours are 10am until 7pm on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December, we have heard that Santa Claus will be visiting between 10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm on Saturday. The festival is open on Sunday 15th December between 12.30pm - 6 pm.after which the event will be brought to a close with Carols in the Trees with well-loved Advent & Christmas songs and carols. For more information please click here.
Christmas on Kingsmere
Churches in Bicester are holding a community event on Kingsmere on December 20th to bring the message of Christmas to all of the residents. From 5.45pm three groups of carol singers will cover the whole estate, inviting households to join in with them and they will gradually converge on the central area by 6.30pm. There will be a Nativity tableau and mulled wine/mince pies will be served along further carol singing. Everyone welcome.
Renewing the church
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Weekly NewsheetsClick to view a copy of this week's newsheet for St Edburg's or here for St Mary's and St Peter's.
Contact NewsletterFrom here you can access our monthly benefice magazine for more information about us and what we are doing.
BENEFICE CHRISTMAS SERVICESFor a full list of all the services being celebrated across the Benefice this Christmas please click here.
Forthcoming concertsTrinity Camerata have published the schedule of their 2013-2014 season of concerts to be held in St Edburg's. Here are the details.
Open for CoffeeThe next opportunity to meet in our beautiful building for coffee and a chat with friends will take place on Saturday 25th January 2014 from 10am until midday. We will have all the usual stalls including cakes, refreshments and a raffle. Everyone welcome.
Services this week
WEDNESDAY 11th December
Celebrate the Eucharist with a quiet, said service using Common Worship.
SUNDAY 15th December (Third of Advent)
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 at 9am. Please join us if you can.
Clergy days off
Please 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.