The Church of Holy Rood, located near Folly
Bridge on the Abingdon Road in Oxford, is one of the
four Churches in the Parish of North Hinksey.
Whether you are new to the Parish, a visitor to the
area, or an existing Church member, the Church of
Holy Rood is a welcoming congregation with a large
number of practicing Catholics of varying
nationalities joining in our faith celebration every
As well as the weekday and Sunday general Masses,
the Church also hosts a Mass on Saturday evenings
and Sunday afternoons for the Portuguese speaking
community in Oxford.
Read more about Our History
and Patron Saints and
browse the Picture Gallery
to see more of our Church.
THE PRAYER LIFE OF THE PARISH
“Where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I.” (Matt 18:20)
Christ is the inspiration and the motivation of all that
we do and are in the parish. We are called to build a
personal relationship with Christ through our prayer life.
As a parish, we try to provide opportunities for prayer –
the celebration of the Eucharist being the parish’s central
prayer. In order to prepare for the Eucharist, we need to
provide other opportunities for prayer. Throughout the year
we gather to prepare for the major feasts of Advent and
Lent, the rosary is prayed regularly, and various prayer
groups meet. Prayer brings us together so that we are more
than just a mere collection of isolated individuals.
If you have any ideas that would help in the development
of the parish’s prayer life, we would love to hear from you.