Welcome to the online home of St Columba's URC. 

Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome.


St Columba's is part of the United Reformed Church and is based in the heart of Oxford city centre. Having had presence in the city for over a century, it has served the local community, students and visitors alike through an approach that is reformed and continuing to reform. The church is progressive in theology and aims to welcome all. 


Sundays @ 10:45am in church: Sunday Worship - a service for all.  Communion is usually on the second Sunday of the month.

Every first Sunday of the month @ 7:15pm in church: First Sunday - LGBTQ+ fellowship. 

Wednesdays @ 10:30am in church: Wednesday
Welcome - a drop-in café run with the charity Archway.


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The Autumn issue of the church newsletter is available online.  

Advent and Christmas Services

3 Dec Worship for the First Sunday in Advent - led by First Sunday

10 Dec Communion and Gift Service led by Rev. Professor Neil Messer. Receiving gifts of toys to be distributed by the Salvation Army and winter clothes to be distributed by the Gatehouse

17 Dec Carol service. The choir will be rehearsing on 3/10/17 December

24 Dec No service at St Columba's - all welcome at Cumnor's 10.30am morning service and 6pm carols by candlelight

25 Dec Worship for Christmas Day - 10.45am at St. Columba's

31 Dec Worship for New Year's Eve led by Siân Jones

Oxford Winter Night Shelter

St Columba's is one of seven city centre churches participating in OWNS. Volunteers are still needed (see below) as are donations (click here).