June 24th saw lovely weather for an exciting day of May Day celebrations.
On 11/03/2016, Rosemary Arnold hosted a wonderful evening in the village hall to present the first showing of the film ‘A year in the life of the village’. This film was edited down for hours of footage of the village, filmed by Robin Corner of Jersey Manor Farm, Somerton. Robin spent many hours capturing the […]
A Russian Orthodox Service On Sunday 24th January 2016, during the week of Christian Unity and the Orthodox week of Theophany and with the Bishop’s blessing, we were delighted and privileged to welcome the Russian Orthodox Church of the parish of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Oxford to St. James for the “Blessing of the […]
NATIVITY SERVICE The Somerton Nativity play took place, as is now tradition, on Christmas Eve at 4pm. A multitude of the heavenly host (average age 4), a donkey, three sheep, four wise (wo)men, a real baby Jesus and the Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry (as Herod) assembled to entertain the congregation. As ever, there had […]
We Congratulate Rosemary Arnold recipient of a High Sheriff Award These awards are made annually to recognise people in Oxfordshire who have made an outstanding contribution to the communities in which they live and work and who have had a high impact on the lives of others over a sustained period of time. They […]
Somerton is a small village with a lot of history. Little of this has been recorded in an accessible form (though the Victoria County History is excellent for the expert). Much of the history has left traces in the church, a fine Grade I listed building with some particularly interesting monuments and graves. The aim of […]