St Edburg’s Church seeks to be a welcoming and caring family, living in Christ’s love through Christian fellowship, worship, and service to one another and the wider community.
For more than 900 years, Bicester people have worshipped God in this church and gone out from it renewed to serve him in their lives; and this is still the building’s function today.
As the oldest and only Grade 1 listed building in Bicester, it is a noteworthy part of the town’s history and a significant landmark in the countryside.
On entering the nave, the visitor is at once impressed by the size of the church and the height of the oaken roof.
Two long vistas, one looking towards the altar from the West end and the other seen from the high altar steps with the wide chancel arch framing the tall narrow one to form the internal east face of the tower, will reveal the noble proportions of the nave and its arches.
As part of the Reordering Project started in 2008, the church’s interior has been completely repainted, giving it a much fresher appearance. The building has also been re-wired with new lighting and audio-visual systems installed – making it more usable by the community.
Details of Sunday and weekday services and other activities can be found on the church noticeboard by the drive and in the monthly magazine. Regular events such as concerts and exhibitions also take place in the church, bringing it back into the centre of the Bicester Town community.