Wantage Parish

  • Ss Peter & Paul
  • The Vicarage, The Cloisters
  • Wantage
  • Oxon
  • OX12 8AQ

01235 762214
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About Us

One of the expressions of our love for God is the beauty and excellence which we try to incorporate in all our worship—in the liturgy and language we use, in our surroundings, in flowers, and in our music. As a community we believe that each of us has unique skills, and we are all given opportunities to contribute to worship and other activities to develop these skills.

We believe in life-long learning. Through children’s activities on Sundays, Youth Groups, house groups and Bible study we try to grow in our knowledge of God. People exploring a vocation to ministry are given opportunities to preach and spend their work placements in our Parish.

The Parish Church is open daily and there is always someone there as a ‘welcomer’. Groups of school children regularly come to explore the history and significance of our church buildings. We believe that our buildings are there to be shared with the whole community. The Parish Church hosts concerts, the Parish Hall is widely used by local societies, including Wantage Chess Club and a live Art Class, and the Butler Centre is host to the new Children’s Centre for Wantage and area. 

We believe we are called to service in the wider community. Wantage hospital, the Day Centre and Stirling's residential home are regularly visited. Families are offered support, especially when bringing children for baptism, or when they have been bereaved. Support for charities ranges from cash donations, through soap and socks (for homeless shelters) to regular fund-raising lunches of homemade soup. We have links to parishes in Kentish Town, Thokoza (South Africa) and Chilamoni (Malawi).

Churches in the town are linked in various ways, including Wantage Churches Together; shared services; and special occasions such as the Palm Sunday procession and Good Friday in the Market Place.

The town joins us for formal occasions such as the annual Remembrance Day service and Carol services at Christmas.

This page last modified: 30 July 2015