A little village with a lot of history....

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The Soldiers of Somerton

Nativity 2018

Just a few photos, taken by Clifford Reeves, of the wonderful Nativity, held in St James’ church. The play was a lovely start to Christmas, with many turning out to both watch and take part!  

May Day 2017

June 24th saw lovely weather for an exciting day of May Day celebrations.

Easter Service

After the well attended Easter Day service we were greeted at the door by a lamb, how very appropriate.  Thank you Victoria and Tilly for such a lovely idea. The lamb distracted the children for well over a couple of minutes before the call of the Easter Egg Hunt beckoned.  Then it was off to […]

A year in the life – video by R...

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 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 […]

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  

High Sheriff Award

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 […]

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 […]