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St Margaret's Church
Parish Church of St Philip and St James with St Margaret
St Margaret's Church, Oxford.jpg
St Margaret's Church, looking northeast from Kingston Road.
Coordinates: 51°46′00″N 1°16′07″W / 51.766725°N 1.268505°W / 51.766725; -1.268505
Location St Margaret's Road, Oxford
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Modern Catholic
Website www.stmargaretsoxford.org
History
Dedication Saint Margaret of Antioch
Consecrated 1893
Architecture
Style Gothic Revival architecture
Years built 1893
Administration
Deanery Oxford
Archdeaconry Oxford
Diocese Oxford
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Vicar(s) Dr Andrew Bunch

St Margaret's Church is a church in North Oxford, England. It is near the northern end of Kingston Road, at the corner of St Margaret's Road.

The church was built between 1883 and 1893. The building is Grade II listed. The parish War Memorial adjoins the southwestern end of St. Margaret's churchyard. Dedicated in 1920, it is in the form of a calvary.

History and features

As north Oxford was built up and its population grew in Victorian times, new parishes were created out of parts of St. Giles' parish. They included St Philip and St James', consecrated in 1862 and St. Margaret's, founded as a daughter church of St. Philip and St James in 1883. The church was designed by H. G. W. Drinkwater. The foundation stone was laid on 8 May 1883. The church was consecrated by Bishop Stubbs on 22 November 1893. A new tower designed by G. F. Bodley was started in 1899, but was never completed, this remains as the south-west porch. The Lady Chapel contains three fine windows by F. C. Eden based on an iconographic theme ‘The Plan of Salvation’, picturing the Nativity (Incarnation), the Crucifixion (Atonement) and Pentecost (the gift of the Spirit to the Church). St Margaret's became a parish in its own right in August 1896. It was reunited with St Philip and St James parish once more in 1976, and St Philip and St James Church was declared redundant in 1982. In 1983 the parish of St Philip and St James with St Margaret and the parish of St Giles were reunited in a united benefice.

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