Church of England Diocese of Oxford Somerton

St James the Apostle, Somerton


Our churches are now open! But not all the time.....

St James' in Somerton is open for worship and private prayer on an infrequent basis. 

The church is open from 10am to 5pm on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Access to all areas is restricted but there are pews where you can sit and be with God.  Please follow all instructions both outside and inside the church building. 

Service times and details will be posted here when they are known. The next service is:

25th October 2020 at 9.30am - a service of Holy Communion

This service will happen outside.  Please bring a service sheet (which can be emailed to you via the Benefice Office), and a slip of paper with your name and contact phone number (for Track & Trace).  We will sit socially distanced and sadly there will be no singing; but we will listen to the organ being played.  Please use the hand sanitiser at the entrance.

There's a lot we can't do, but we CAN worship God together.


The historic building of St James the Apostle, Somerton, is known for both its structure and its warm welcome. There is a mix of both traditional and more creative services: and hospitality is at the heart of fellowship.  Please get in touch if you want to know about booking a Christening, wedding or funeral, or for anything else, using the details on the contact page.  It would be lovely to see you.

The parish of Somerton is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO. The Diocese of Oxford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Get in touch

Barbara McGarry

572 Brice Road Heyford Park Bicester Oxon

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