• St Paul's Church, Culham

  • St Paul's Church, Culham

Repairs to Collapsed Roof,  St Paul’s Church, Culham

OHCT have provided the Project with a grant of £3,500

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.

St Paul’s Church, rebuilt in Victorian times (Grade II listed), replaced one of late twelfth century or early thirteenth century origin; the tower is its oldest part, dating back to 1710. The Medieval Church was about the same length as the present building but had a narrower nave, In 1852 the medieval nave was beyond repair and was rebuilt; the cost was borne partly by a parish rate and partly by donations. The chancel was rebuilt at the expense of the lay rector, John Shawe Phillips.

The emergency work was completed in October 2017.  

Looking ahead plans are currently being developed to reorder the church in order to create a much needed social focus for the whole community. The village community has proved to be both creative and innovative in raising funding for works to the church.