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University Church Oxford

The full name of the church is University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

University Church Oxford
In the early thirteenth century, the University of Oxford began to develop. Scholars and teachers moved into small halls of residence here. They needed a central meeting place, so they came to this Church, using it for academic lectures as well as for Christian services.
University Church Oxford
By about 1420 the Church had become too small for all these activities. Gradually the University moved its lectures, library and official ceremonies to other buildings nearby.
University Church Oxford
John Wesley, founder of Methodism, often attended University Sermons while an undergraduate and then a Fellow of Lincoln College.
University Church Oxford
Candles for the Oxford Martyrs – I stood on the spot where they were burned alive.
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