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St Barnabas' is the large basilica-style church whose striking campanile dominates the northern approach to Oxford from the railway and canal. It has served the Jericho district since its foundation by Thomas and Martha Combe in the wake of the Oxford Movement in 1869.
You are warmly invited to join us here in the worship of God through word and sacrament, enhanced by the traditional liturgy, music and ceremonial of the Anglican Catholic tradition in which we stand.
For service times and contact details etc. see the weekly bulletin which can be accessed from the link to the right of this page.
ST BARNABAS OXFORD by John Betjeman
How long was the peril, how breathless the day,
In topaz and beryl, the sun dies away,
His rays lying static at quarter to six
On polychromatical lacing of bricks.
Good Lord, as the angelus floats down the road
Byzantine St Barnabas, be Thine Abode.
Where once the fritillaries hung in the grass
A baldachin pillar is guarding the Mass.
Farewell to blue meadows we loved not enough,
And elms in whose shadows were Glanville and Clough
Not poets but clergymen hastened to meet
Thy redden’d remorselessness, Cardigan Street.
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Fr Jonathan Beswick SSC
St Barnabas' Street
Tel: (01865) 557530
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