Oxford, Oxfordshire


The present Greyfriars opened on 16th July 1911, as a chapel of ease, and was passed into the care of the Capuchins in December 1928. The Jesuit Fathers handed over the church and all its furnishings as a free gift, refusing to accept anything but a mere one thousand pounds for the valuable land on which the church stood, land which was sufficient to allow of the building of the present friary ncxt to the church. Then the building of the friary began. The first part of the proposed friary, the present Greyfriars, was ready for occupation in October 1931.

SS Edmund & Frideswide

St. Edmund of Abingdon is a patron of this parish, and former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Edmund Rich, as he was known, was born in Abingdon about the year 1170 and in due course came up to the University. When Edmund was about 12, he went to school at Oxford, and some three years later, accompanied by his brother Robert, to Paris to continue their studies there. It was at this time he was said to have had a vision of the boy Jesus in the fields, who told him that whoever should before sleeping trace the words Jesus of Nazareth on his forehead should be preserved that night from sudden and unprepared death.

Mass times:

Sunday Mass times: Saturday (for Sunday) 6.30pm, Sunday 9am, 11am, 5.30pm
Holy Day Mass Times: 7.30am, 7.30pm
Weekday Mass Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7.30am
Saturdays 8am (including Morning Prayer)
Morning prayers of the Divine Office, Monday-Friday 7.10am in the Church

Other information:

Confessions: Saturday 11.30am to 12 noon, 5.30 to 6.30pm
Holy Hour: Saturdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm with Evening Prayer
Rosary and devotions to Mary: Every Friday at 7pm in the Lady Chapel
Padre Pio Prayer Group – takes place on the first Monday of every month.
Mass is celebrated at 7pm

Secular Franciscan Order – gather regularly at Greyfriars, contact the Guardian for more information

Neocatechumenal Community

At Greyfriars Oxford, we have a Neocatechumenal Community. It is the means of deepening our faith for the mission of the church. Since the second Vatican council, with the approval of the church, these communities have spread all over the world.

At Oxford we meet on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8pm. If you are interested please contact the Parish priest.

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