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Shapenote Singing  in and around

the City of           Dreaming Spires

New Road Baptist Church
 in 1799

Because of continuing circumstances, the fortnightly sessions in Headington
(North Oxford)
have had to be 

Please contact

Julie Fox
for further details:

A Reminder that the 2023
at Botley, Oxford, is on
Saturday 24th June 2023.

See below for 2024
Palm Sunday Singing

24th Oxford Singing
will be held on
Saturday 24th June 2023

Botley Women's Institute Hall
North Hinksey Lane, Botley

Doors open 9.30 am for 10.00 am (BST) start.


Come and join us, either to sing, from the Denson 1991 Sacred Harp, or just listen! Loaners available.
Bring and Share Lunch – cold food only please, prepared and ready to serve. Or BYO food. Donations to cover costs.


Early evening Social afterwards at 30 Eynsham Road OX2 9BP

with singing from Shenandoah Harmony (packets), loaners available.


Lifts from Oxford Bus and Rail Stations can be arranged; please contact us beforehand by Friday 23rd pm – tel: 01865 865773. Oxford is served by main-line services from both Paddington (GWR) and Marylebone (Chiltern Line.  The GWR route currently involves a 40 mins addition to the journey via a bus replacement service between Didcot and Oxford. It is hoped normal service will be resumed after 10 June, but not certain.


Because the Botley Road at Oxford Station has been closed from April to the end of October, we can’t pick-up from under the Oxford Ox statue opposite main door of station.  Please use the pedestrian footpath under the bridge to the Botley Road and we can pick-up from there instead. Travel by coach (Oxford Tube from Victoria or Marble Arch) is considerably cheaper than by train, but pick-up point will be the same as by train.


There are currently only two bus services along the Botley Road, starting at the stop outside St Frideswide Church, Osney Island, the E1 and 4A. The E1 runs from there at 0915 and 0945 and every 30 minutes thereafter. The 4A (not helpfully) runs at 0917 and 0947 and every 30 minutes thereafter. Minns Industrial Estate is the nearest stop to the singing venue, just past Aldi and before MacDonalds.


Facebook Event Page at     https://www.facebook.com/events/189769117200964/ 

Please contact Edwin and Sheila
Tel: 01865 865 773



 IF WALKING from the Bus Station, turn Right on the road outside the Bus Station, go over the cross-roads, and continue walking in a straight line towards the Railway Station. You will arrive in Frideswide Square just before you reach the Station, then use the pedestrian footpath under the railway.




(including access from Bristol/Swindon A420)

Leave the A34 at the Botley Interchange, and turn down the hill towards Oxford. You will be confronted by MacDonalds. It is easier to turn RIGHT at these traffic lights, followed by an IMMEDIATE LEFT, keeping MacDonalds on your left. Travel 300 yards southwards, and join North Hinksey Lane at a cross-roads. Continue south (ie straight on), the Hall being on the left after House No 34. Parking is behind the Hall.


Please note:

If using the lane by car when leaving the singing, turn RIGHT at the sharp bend, and then turn LEFT around MacDonalds in order to reach the traffic lights.



If lost, telephone Edwin on 07972 680 602

How to find us for the social:

30 Eynsham Road OX2 9BP is just west of the A34 Oxford Bypass, on the B4044 Oxford - Eynsham Road, and just after the road branches at the bottom of Cumnor Hill
in the "village" of Botley.

The house is on the north side of Eynsham Road, parking in nearby roads, Deanfield Road and Owlington Close.  The E1 bus stop is close to our front door. Buses back into Oxford on the hour and half hour until 20:00.


Please contact Edwin and Sheila
Email: shelwin8@tiscali.co.uk
Tel: 01865 865 773

If lost, telephone  Edwin on 07972 680 602

Location map:

Link to Google Map here 




28th Palm Sunday Singing
at Cumnor, Oxford
is on
Psalm Sunday
Sunday 24th March 2024

Singing from the

Singing from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm
Registration from 10.00 am

Dinner on the Grounds
Cumnor Village Hall, Leys Road,
Cumnor, Oxfordshire, OX2 9QF, 
United Kingdom


Email: Mandy Townsend
Phone: +441865714778

Donations to cover costs.
It will be appreciated if participants will
take a lateral flow test
the morning of the Singing Day,
and confirm that the test was negative.

As to Rail Travel from Paddington and Marylebone:
Please be aware that because work will be continuing
on the rebuilding of Oxford Railway Station,
there may well still be difficulties in 2024
because the raillway bridge on Botley Road by the
station will still be closed

Website run by
Sheila and Edwin Macadam
Tel:01865 865773
Email:  shelwin8@tiscali.co.uk