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Cottisford : St Mary the Virgin

This small stone built church was built in the 13th Century on the site of a Saxon Church by the Abbot of Bec to whom the manor had been given by the family of the Norman Baron who had received it after the invasion of England in 1066. Apart from the removal of the tower it remains unchanged to the present day. In the church will be found a memorial tablet to the well known author Flora Thompson (author of ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’ who was born and lived in the adjacent hamlet of Juniper Hill whilst a girl.

Cowley : Bartlemas Chapel


Cowley : John Bunyan Baptist Church


Cowley : Methodist Church


Cowley : Our Lady Help of Christians


Cowley : SS Mary and John


Cowley : St Alban


Cowley : St Francis

The first of four churches in Oxford designed by T Laurence Dale, St. Francis of Assisi, Cowley (1930–31), was built on a site provided by Morris Motors as a temporary daughter church of St. James, Cowley. Its Foundation Stone laid on 11 September 1930. It was made a permanent church and dedicated in 1962. St. Francis’ is a simple building with only a small chancel. The reredos screen behind the high altar is a particularly fine example of Murano glass and marble art work

Cowley : St James


Cropredy : Methodist Chapel

The Methodist Chapel was built in 1881 following the Wesley revival and remains a focal point of Village affairs. Designed by Edward Pincher of West Bromwich using mainly ironstone and with Gothic west front and turrets.

Cropredy : St Mary Virgin

Cropredy’s great treasure is the very rare pre-Reformation Brass Lectern in the form of an eagle. St Mary’s was largely rebuilt in the first half of the 14th century in typical Decorated style with tall and elegant arcades in both aisles.

Crowell : Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary


Crowmarsh : St Mary Magdalene


Cuddesdon : All Saints

The present church in Cuddesdon was built in about 1180 over the foundations of an earlier 12th-century church. It originally had only a single nave; the side aisles were added in 1240. The 14th century saw the roofs of the aisles raised and the addition of the south porch The chancel was rebuilt in the late 14th century and maybe again about 1500.

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries (1538-41), the church was no longer under the care of Abingdon Abbey and began to fall into decay. It was rescued around 1630, when a local builder supervised repairs to the upper part of the tower, the south wall of the south transept, the nave roof, and the pews.

Cuddesdon : Ripon College Chapel

Founded in 1853 by Samuel Wilberforce this is an educational establishment.

Cuddesdon : Ripon College Chapel


Cuddeson : Bishop Edward King Chapel

The chapel of Ripon College Cuddesdon and of the Sisters of the Communities of St John Baptist and the Good Shepherd, a community of Anglican nuns.

Culham : St Paul

St Paul’s Church is situated at the end of the village green, opposite the Manor House and gardens. It has a long history and was closely linked in medieval times to Abingdon Abbey. The oldest part of the present church is the tower, built in 1710. Substantial rebuilding of the nave and chancel took place in the 19th century.

Cumnor : St Michael


Cumnor : United Reformed Church


Curbridge : St John the Baptist

An early 20th century building. It has remarkable green painted pews and red, black and white decoration against a background of whitewashed walls.

Cuxham : Holy Rood


Dean Court : St Andrews

Dean Court

Deddington : Congregational Church


Deddington : St Peter and St Paul

This church has a handsome tower, and is situated right in the heart of the village among the shops, pubs and near the hotel. The Patronal statues on the tower date from 1684. The nave and chancel are 13th century.

Denchworth : St James


Didcot : All Saints

The Church is on a site of religious significance, the highest place on the
ridge. A 1200 year old yew tree is close to it. This was the heart of a
Saxon settlement, maybe with a wooden church. The foundations of our
church were laid in 1160.

Didcot : Baptist Church

Didcot Baptist Church as a group of people was founded in 1934 and the building was built and opened on 20 October 1938. The building has been extended in several stages and currently has two associated community halls, teaching rooms, with connecting corridors. The main worship area was turned through 90 degrees during one of these extension projects.

Didcot : English Martyrs

We are a Roman Catholic community based at the English Martyrs Church in Didcot, maintaining a close relationship with our sister community in Wallingford.

Didcot : Methodist Church

Didcot Methodist Church dates from 1903 on land given by Lady
Wantage for the sum of one shilling. It is the only church in the centre of
town up a slight bank overlooking Broadway and the main shopping area.
The church has strong links to the local Churches Together and other
organisations in the local community.

Didcot : St Peter

A rapid expansion of Didcot began in the mid-1840s following the arrival of the railway. The new settlement of New Town began in the mid-1860s, later becoming North Hagbourne and eventually Northbourne. Building of a new church began in 1889, funded by GWR shareholders, and it was dedicated for worship in 1890 and given the name of St Peter’s.

Dorchester : Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul

One of the earliest Christian sites in Britain – has been a centre of Christianity since A.D. 634, when St Birinus began a mission to Wessex. The imposing church is all that remains of an Augustinian abbey, founded in 1140. It was enlarged in the 13th and 14th centuries and restored in the I9th. It has good medieval stained glass, a remarkable Jesse window, and a rare lead font.

Dorchester : St Birinus

Grade II* listed. This was one of the first churches to be built after the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829

Drayton : Baptist

This is one of the oldest Baptist churches in the country. The current building dates to 1834.

Drayton : Baptist Church


Drayton : St Peter

The church has existed in Drayton for many centuries. It was a chapel subordinate to the mother church of St Helen’s, Abingdon from 1284, and formal separation occurred in 1868.

Drayton : St Peter


Drayton St Leonard : St Leonard and St Catherine

Drayton St Leonard

Dry Sandford : St Helens

Dry Sandford

Ducklington : Baptist Church

The Chapel was built in 1868.

Ducklington : St Bartholomew

12th Century Church with 13th and 15th Century addtions. Some very fine windows. Unique North aisle. A good example of an open cantilever roof. The North Aisle, remodelled in the 14th Century in the Decorated style, is the showpiece of the church

Duns Tew : St Mary Magdalene

Duns Tew

Dunsden : All Saints

Set in open fields, this attractive small church of silver grey brick with stone dressings was built in 1842 by J. Turner, with the chancel added in 1872 by his son J.G. Turner. The poet Wilfred Owen’s parents are buried in the churchyard.

Easington : St Peter


East Challow : St Nicholas

East Challow
The Nave and Chancel originate from the 13th century although reconstructed a number of times, most recently in 1858. Highlights are a partially restored 13th century window on the north side of the Sanctuary.

East Hagbourne : St Andrew

East Hagbourne
Very fine late Mediaeval parish church

East Hendred : St Amand

East Hendred

East Hendred : St Augustine of Canterbury

East Hendred

East Hendred : St Mary

East Hendred

East Lockinge : All Saints

East Lockinge
Grade II* listed.

C12 origins. Building materials consist of squared coursed stone, roughcast, stone rubble to the chancel and a stone slate roof.

Central features include a C12 nave, C13 chancel, south aisle and a C16 tower.

Windows vary in style, with a combination of two and three light designs with examples of ‘Y’ tracery.

Other features of interest include a battlemented parapet and C19 fenestration in the nave and south aisle.

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