Welcome to St Peter's Church, Wolvercote

You are most welcome to our Church community which has worshipped here for centuries. Open our Welcome Leaflet here. St Peter's is open for visits or quiet prayer most Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and 2.00-4.00pm every Saturday and Sunday, except during special services. If you have special needs or need some support in getting to church, contact us by phone or email to find out how we can help.

St Peter's Wolvercote, together with All Saints' Wytham, comprise the Benefice of Wolvercote and Wytham. St Peter's is one of four Churches in the Summertown-Wolvercote Church Partnership. To find out more about this partnership and our sister Churches, Summertown United Reformed Church, St Michael's Summertown and Wolvercote Baptist Church, click on the Church Partnership.

Midsummer Festivals

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Midsummer is here and so is the 15th Wolvercote and Wytham Midsummer Festival. Started Friday 16 June and running to Sunday 25 June, it’s a great opportunity to bring the community together and celebrate the life of our two villages. I’m particularly pleased that our three churches - St Peter’s, All Saints’ Wytham and Wolvercote Baptist Church – will act as hubs for various activities, as they have done down the centuries.

This year’s engaging theme is “Myths, legends and stories”. My three all-time favourite fantasy writers are JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis and JK Rowling. Their wonderful stories have a lot to say about faith and the meaning of life which we explored in our non-communion Festival Service here in St Peter’s on Sunday 18 June at 10.00am. That same afternoon we hosted a Family concert – music for all ages featuring the Wolvercote Community Choir and the Draper Family singers. Tea and cake in the Village Hall afterwards!

We’ll be welcoming the Festival Parade at 2.00pm as our Annual Fete gets underway on Saturday 24 June. Events focus mostly on the children – a story hunt, dressing-up, a caucus race and mask painting – while we adults enjoy the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! Sunday 25 June we celebrate our Patronal Festival with a Communion Service at 11.00am, one hour later than our normal service time, which is followed by our Patronal Festival Lunch. All are welcome.

Find full details of all the Festival events on the Wolvercote village website (www.wolvercote.org).

Enjoy our Festivals! Charles

Worship at St Peter's Church

St Peter's Church

St Peter's is an open, inclusive community of people from all walks of life who are seeking to love and serve God in this parish. Anyone is welcome to join us for our services and we encourage you to do so on a regular basis. We hope you will find worship which is reverent, reflective, stilling and uplifting, and a congregation who are warm and welcoming. As you will see from the pages which follow, children are valued members of our Church. There are always activities for them at our 10am Sunday service in term time, as well as at other times.

As a Church community, we try to reflect the love of God for all his creation, as revealed in Jesus' life, death and resurrection; we try to explore the questions which life presents us with, both as individuals and as a society; and we seek to live out our faith through active service to this parish and the wider world. If you would like to join us on this journey with God and towards God - a journey of exploration, thanksgiving, celebration and reflection - you would be most welcome.

Revd Charles Draper, Vicar

Entrance to St Peter's Church
St Peter's chancel