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Jesus died because He loved His Father

We are approaching Good Friday. As we consider the cross of the Lord Jesus we know beyond question that He loves us. “The Son of God loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Gal 2:20). “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” (1 John 3:16) Rightly […]

Woody Road Distinctives: So how is an independent church governed?

A few weeks ago I wrote on why the church here belongs to a fellowship of independent evangelical churches- essentially because we believe the Bible’s pattern for the local church is to be evangelical, independent and in fellowship with other churches that proclaim the Gospel. I made the point that each church should be free […]

On being British…

A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with a friend on Brexit. We were on opposite sides of the debate and I was aware, from my end, that my emotions were running higher than I would have wanted. That was understandable and I suspect I am not alone in that at the moment. […]


Phil Butcher

Pastor (Grace Church)

Jenny Reid

Church Administrator

Sharon Grisbrooke

Waterways Link Worker

Welcome! We are a group of Christians – of a variety of ages and backgrounds – who meet in North Oxford. We believe that Jesus is the central figure in history and the only answer to the deepest longings of the human heart. Our passion is to know Him more and learn how to live for Him (supremely through the Bible) and offer a warm welcome to those who are interested in exploring Him.

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