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The Chapel of St Thomas More
Grace Dieu
Foxcombe Road
Boars Hill

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The Chapel of St Thomas More is located in Foxcombe Road on Boars Hill and is part of the main Parish of North Hinksey, Oxford. Led by Parish Priest Father Paul King, this little Chapel makes up in history what it lacks in size, and prides itself on being the starting point of the Parish.

The Newdigate family, living at Foxcombe Heath, found it difficult to attend Mass during the Second World War, as did all the Catholics living on the Hill and in Sunningwell and Bayworth, owing to lack of public transport and petrol rationing. Accordingly they organised priests to say Mass in their home, for their benefit and that of local Catholics.

A family legacy was used to purchase Grace Dieu and convert the garage to a chapel, dedicated to St Thomas More. A strong sense of community developed among those who worshipped there; this feeling of community is still very evident today.