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
If you want to explore your faith and learn more about Christianity you are invited to join us on the Pilgrim Course. The launch event is on Thursday 1st May at 7.30pm in St Edburg's Church Hall; everyone is welcome to come along to this "no obligation" cheese and wine evening. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Pilgrim Course website.
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 26th April from 10am until midday and will be led by our 9.30 Service Team We will have lots of things to enjoy including decorate-your-own cake pops for children, cakes, refreshments, a raffle and other stalls. . 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
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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 Sunday services are now being held in St Edburg's Church again as the building work has reached a suitable point
Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th April
Short meditations to begin Holy Week. Each night, one of our ministers will lead us in a brief act of worship focussing on a different event on the lead up to Good Friday. Please join us in church.
WEDNESDAY 16th April
Celebrate the Eucharist with a quiet, said service using Common Worship.
THURSDAY 17th April (Maundy Thursday)
A sung Eucharist service leading into a candlelit vigil until midnight. The service will be in church so please bring a torch, if preferred, as there may not be electric lights available.
FRIDAY 18th April (Good Friday)
Walk of Witness
We join with our Christian friends from the other churches in Bicester to remember Christ's journey to the cross and his crucifixion. The Walk will set off from The Church of the Immaculate Conception in The Causeway.
You are free to join us for meditations on the cross for a short while or the whole period, whatever you feel is appropriate for you.
A special service of Compline for Good Friday using Common Worship. Everyone welcome.
SUNDAY 20th April(Easter Sunday)
Join us to welcome this joyful day with a service of Holy Communion to celebrate the risen Lord as the sun gradually fills the church with its light. Bacon sandwiches available after the service.
Celebrate the Eucharist with a quiet, said service using the traditional Book of Common Prayer.
Celebrate the Eucharist with all of the family in this Communion service designed for parents and children. Sunday School facilities are available. 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.