Groups meeting in the parish


Second Sunday: Young Adults and Friends group. Every Second Sunday of the month, 6pm. Contact: Emma Pratt,

Our monthly gathering of young adults and friends.


Thursday Book Group. Our fortnightly gathering of book lovers, at St Mary and St John Church. 11am, after the 10.30 Eucharist.



A Place to Be  A friendly monthly lunch for people with dementia, their carers and friends – 4th Tuesday of every month, 12-2pm. Richard Benson Hall.

Alice’s Mad Hatter Tea Parties Held once a month, normally on the 2nd Tuesday, from 3-4.30pm, Alice’s tea parties are a welcoming place for all, especially those who have experienced mental distress and those who care for them, where you can relax, have a chat and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. Held at the Richard Benson Hall.

Marhaba A monthly gathering where members from various communities and cultures in East Oxford share music, dance and food. Normally on the last Tuesday of the month, from 7-9pm. Join the Facebook group! Held at the Richard Benson Hall.

Dances of Universal Peace: 2-4pm, every second Saturday of the month, St Alban’s Church.
The dances and singing are simple and repetitive. There are refreshments as we gather, and half way through.  The pace is gentle, meditative and supportive. For the history and philosophy/theology of the dances and for more information on the dances at a national level see:

All these events take place at our church halls.