This Victorian churchyard has a special role in the life of what is a culturally diverse, vibrant urban community.
- It is a quiet green space that invites appreciation of the protected wildlife.
- The memorials open a window on to local history. Buried in the churchyard are people from many different walks of life and economic status. The high percentage of children's graves, and the memorial to the Master and Matron of the Workhouse, signpost issues of public health and social welfare. Commonwealth War Graves prompt consideration of the families who lost their young men in the two World Wars. Some memorials reflect changing artistic expressions of religious faith and hope, and the mini-labyrinth, designed as a 'rest-space', makes a modern day contribution.
- The number of Religious Orders that are commemorated points to their role in welfare, educational and spiritual outreach. The central memorial to Father Benson recalls the strength of his vision in serving the needs of the people in East Oxford.
You are invited to embark on a trail through the churchyard, in virtual space and then in reality!
an educational resource supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund
You can download a copy of the entire site [18MB], for example for burning on to CD, or to use offline.