St Frideswide's

Botley Road, West Oxford

Who Are We?

We are the Anglican church serving the vibrant district of West Oxford and Osney Island.  We are part of the Osney Benefice, working in partnership with our next door neighbour parish, North Hinksey & Botley.

St Frideswide’s is dedicated to the patroness of Oxford. Since our church was founded in the nineteenth century, we have built up Christians in the faith through the celebration of the sacraments and the study of Holy Scripture.

You can learn more about out history here.

Open Church

During the week St Frideswide is open for visitors to pray, have some quiet time or explore:

Monday: 9.30 am -11.30 am

Tuesdays: 7-9 pm (Silent Tuesday - for anyone passing to drop in for prayer or reflection in this non-worship based evening)

Wednesday: 10:30 am- 12.30 pm

Sunday: 10 am am -12 noon

Sunday Worship

The church has a relaxed Anglo-Catholic tradition, and our regular worship at 10.30 am is focused on the Eucharist.  We are a small, friendly, all-age congregation who welcome regular, sojourner and seeker alike. We aim to provide worship and learning opportunities that are inclusive to all and to that end are working hard to become more child and family friendly. You can learn about our choir here.

Please see the side panel on this page for our regular service times, special services and other activities.

Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

Our beautiful church is a public building, here for the community it serves.  If you live in our parish or have a connection with our parish, we welcome you to celebrate a baptism or to get married here. Our clergy are also available to conduct funeral services in the church or at the crematorium. Do contact us if we can help.

Music at St. Frideswide

The acoustics at St Frideswide are superb and it is in demand as a venue for concerts and recitals throughout the year. For more information about our musical tradition.


If you would like to remember St Frideswide's church in a legacy, you can find more information here.

St Frideswide Mission Projects

St Frideswide's church is delighted to be participating in a pair of connected projects related to mission. Information about these projects can be found here .

The Parochial Church Council

The PCC is the committee that has responsibility for the running of a parish. You can find out more from the article in Wikipedia.

The members of the PCC for the parish of St Frideswide with Binsey can be found here .

The exterior of St Frideswide's

Sunday Service

Sung Eucharist
Sunday 22nd Sep 10:30am


Silent Tuesday ( a quiet reflective drop-in time)
Tuesday 24th September 7:00pm
Between 7pm and 9pm St Frideswide is open for Silent Tuesday. There is no service at this time. It is an opportunity to drop in at any point and have some quiet reflective time for thinking or prayer. Everyone is welcome for however long you wish to stay.
Wednesday 25th September 11:00am
Wednesday 25th September 12:30pm