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Established January 17 1881
St. Giles, Oxford, Oxon
Oxford City branch of the ODG

St. Giles, Oxford tower
St. Giles, Oxford ©KMC 13 Apr 2004

Bell weights etc.

Church Architecture

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Ringing Chamber Access

Ringing Times

Tourist places

Tower Correspondent

Travel info

Refreshment places nearby

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  Dedication:St. Giles, Oxford benefice
  Tower Correspondent: bellringers@st-giles-church.org

  Service Ringing: Sundays 0945-1030, 1745-1830 (cancellations possible, especially on Sunday evenings and at holiday times)
  Practice night: 1930-2100 (usually also open from 1830 for beginners)
  Availability and Restrictions

  The Bells (8) 14-0-1 Further details can be found at http://www.st-giles-church.org/stgiles/participate/bellringing/

  Access to ringing chamber:Access for ringers is normally through the north door, half way along a footpath running between Woodstock and Banbury Roads (and NOT through the conspicuous porch facing towards the city centre on the south side of the church). If the north door is locked, press the button on the keypad, and if there is someone already in the ringing chamber, they can speak via an intercom, and then open the door by remote control. Once inside the church, turn right, pass the toilet, then go through the kitchen, turn left, and find steps leading upwards behind the organ. Ringing chamber access is up 25 steps: two straight, fairly narrow and steep runs of steps, joined at a right angle, and finally three ladder rungs. Draught - average.

  Points of interest in church ?
  Church facilities: Toilet and kitchen inside church on ground floor.
  Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SP511070
Postcode: Postcode OX2 6HA
Parking: on-street only, and, at most nearby locations, only for limited durations and on payment: try Keble Road, accessed from the east via Parks Road: the west end of Keble Road, although closed to vehicles, is only a very short walk from the church, across Banbury Road.
  Public Transport: many Oxford city buses pass by but the church is only about a 10 minute walk from Carfax
  Eating Places: many along the road known as St.Giles. The pub, The Lamb and Flag serves bar food but The Eagle and Child on the other side of St.Giles has literary associations since it is where 'The Inklings' (C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien etc) used to meet at lunch time.

There are several small restaurants and shops down Little Clarendon Street, where you can get snacks or larger meals. In the Woodstock Road just by St. Giles there is a small Chinese restaurant. Brown's restaurant on the other side of the Woodstock Road serves light lunches, afternoon tea and evening meals.

  Local points of interest for non ringers: The University Parks are a few minutes walk along Keble Road. During the Summer Term Oxford University attempts to play First Class Cricket here. Strolling along the paths by the river Cherwell is pleasant at most times of the year.

The University Museum and the associated Pitt-Rivers Museum are in South Parks Road, the building with the model (concrete) dinosaur footprints on the front lawn.

Further information available at http://www.st-giles-church.org/stgiles/participate/bellringing/.

Page last updated 15 Jan 2018