This is the Oxford friary which adjoins the parish church of SS Edmund and Frideswide. The parish has a very cosmopolitan flavor and attracts people from all over the county. From here the friars engage in parish work, youth ministry and work among the local homeless.
The friary is an inter-provincial novitiate centre for the Provinces of Ireland, Malta and Great Britain. Many friars come from abroad to learn English at one of the local language schools and other students come to make use of the University’s academic facilities.
Oxford, being a staging post for many travellers, ensures a constant ministry of Franciscan hospitality, and an interesting mixture of guests. There is also a steady stream of callers seeking tea and sandwiches or help with pastoral problems.
To find out more about the friars, please visit the Capuchin website here
The Friary Chapel
The Friary Chapel is a small chapel located within the friary adjoining the church. Many of the parish services, particularly the early morning weekday Masses, take place in the chapel. Mass times are published in the weekly Parish Newsletter.
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