June 24th saw lovely weather for an exciting day of May Day celebrations.
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Completed East Window The Windows in St. James’ Somerton, like the church and the village have a history which can be traced back over several hundred years. The most famous stained glass window, the Whall window, is the subject of a separate presentation. But others are of considerable interest. Repair and restoration of some of […]
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 […]
MORE BIG CHANGES ARE COMING Cherwell District Council’s recently-adopted Local Plan requires a significant increase in numbers of new dwellings in the District. Major development is already under way at Heyford Park and we are likely to see an increase to a total of 2,675 homes by 2031. So, there will be big changes at […]
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 […]
Much more housing is going to be built in Cherwell over the next few years, and with it will come the impact of increased traffic and other travel issues, and a need for more community facilities of all kinds. Our parish council is participating in the development of a new community-based Neighbourhood Plan for the […]