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An evening with Hudson Taylor

Tonight was our annual biography evening at church. You can listen to the talk here. However, if you do so, you might find the handout that we used helpful to follow along. It is reproduced here:   Early Life Born in 1832 to godly parents in Barnsley Converted as a teenager after a period of […]


Normally this blog contains my vague ramblings. However, this week I wanted to post a document that the church elders here at Woody Road put together. It is on the topic of baptism. The intention is not to launch an internet discussion on the subject so much as to help church regulars understand our convictions […]

Union with Christ (one more time)

Last weekend I was on the Cumbrian coast speaking at St.John’s/Claytonbrook Whittle-le-Woods Church Weekend. It was a joy to spend time with a warm hearted group who had the additional benefit, being from Lancashire, of speaking properly. And I loved returning to my favourite theme for a church weekend- Union with Christ. Now it appears […]


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.

Upcoming Events

Nativity Service

15th December 2018

The service will be a very simple nativity play, suitable for all age groups to watch or participate in. If your child would like to take part as an angel or shepherd, simply come at 3.30pm to dress up! The service will be followed by a festive tea.

Carol Service

16th December 2018

Join us for a traditional carol service of readings and carols with refreshments after the service.

RSS Recent Sermons

  • A Promised Joy: God's Presence 9th December 2018
    Part of the Christmas Joy and Peace sermon series from Zechariah 2:10-13. This sermon was preached by Michael Shaw and is 34 minutes long.
  • God Speaks 9th December 2018
    Part of the What Happened at Christmas? sermon series from Hebrews 1:1-4. This sermon was preached by Andy Robinson and is 37 minutes long.
  • A Promised Peace 2nd December 2018
    Part of the Christmas Joy and Peace sermon series from Micah 5:2-5. This sermon was preached by Steve Palmer and is 37 minutes long.
  • The Wedding Day 2nd December 2018
    Part of the God's History of the World sermon series from Revelation 19:1-10. This sermon was preached by Andy Robinson and is 36 minutes long.