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The Church you see today is a mixture of the medieval and the contemporary. It stands as a physical reminder of the deep historic roots of Christianity and of the changing ways in which people have understood God. There was probably a church on the site in Anglo-Saxon times, but the earliest part of the present building [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 26th 2015

There has been a church on this site for a thousand years, standing in the very centre of the ancient walled city of Oxford.
In the early thirteenth century the University began to develop as scholars and teachers, with their classes of scholars, moved into small halls of residence here. They needed a central meeting place and [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 25th 2015