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THE BLESSING OF THE WATER

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 […]

Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan Forum

Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan Forum

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 2015

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 […]

The Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan

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 […]

May Day

New May Day photo submitted – Mrs Ethel Smith May King – Daryl Grant May Queen – Lucy Arnold Elizabeth Arnold, Neil Clare, Emma Fox, Linda Gardner, Debbie Gatley  

Welcome to Somertonoxon.co.uk

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 […]