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Church of England Diocese of Oxford Rousham

Rousham: St Leonard & St James

The Church of St Leonard & St James is situated in the village of Rousham, roughly 12 miles north of Oxford and about a fifteen minute drive from junction 9 of the M40.

Copies of the parish safeguarding policy are available from the priest-in-charge, Revd Richard Smail, to whom any concerns should be addressed. The Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mr R A Jackson.

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Revd Richard Smail

Top Flat 256 Abingdon Road Oxford

BCP Matins + Holy Communion

Every First Sunday at 11:15 a.m. for 1hr


A service of Matins and shortened Holy Communion, according to the Book of Common Prayer, with sung responses, canticles, psalm and hymns (plus two or three choir anthems).
Exceptions: there is no service in January, and the services in October (Harvest) and November (Remembrance) are Matins only (no communion).

Book of Common Prayer Eucharist/Holy Communion Morning Worship/Prayer Music Hymns Choir Singing