Home is a progressive, all-age, Christian community of spiritual seekers sharing spiritual practices in the city of Oxford, UK. Home is part of the Anglican Diocese of Oxford.
Baptism of Evie Doornbos

Baptism of Evie Doornbos

On Sunday 12th June we are baptising little Evie Doornbos. Baptisms are great times of community thanksgiving and celebration so don’t miss out! As a community we will offer hospitality to the wider Doornbos family as they travel to Oxford for this special occasion. There will be tea and cake!...
Community Blog

Community Blog

Check out the latest entries by the 'blogger-in-residence' on the Home Community blog - reflections on what we're learning and what we're doing in our community as well as other thoughts and clippings from around the web.
About us

About us

Find out more about who we are and the history of the Home community here.
Values

Values

Our newly revised set of values - these are the things that make Home Home!
Giving

Giving

The Home Community receives no financial support from the Diocese of Oxford and is entirely dependent on the giving of its members to operate the way it does. This includes paying the stipend of a half-time clergy person and rental of the building we use. This means that our budget...
Latest entries

Welcome!

Welcome to the website of the Home Community – a church community in the city of Oxford, UK. We aspire to offer a fresh take on what it means to be a group of people following in the way of Christ, our teacher. Take a look around our site for more information about what that...
The Second Sunday after Trinity - Fiona Sidorowicz

The Second Sunday after Trinity – Fiona Sidorowicz

Listen in to Fiona’s reflections on the gospel text for the Second Sunday after Trinity. Here’s the reading : “Soon afterwards Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He...
'Ascension' - Matt Rees (audio)

‘Ascension’ – Matt Rees (audio)

The Ascension is a hard story to understand! Matt turns to Canadian author Ronald Rolheiser for help. Rolheiser helpfully sets the Ascension in the context of what he calls the ‘paschal cycle’ – the death of Christ on Good Friday, the resurrection on Easter Day, the 40 days that follow, the ascension, and then pentecost....
'The 4th Sunday of Easter (Deconstructing the Religious Worldview)' - Matt Rees (audio)

‘The 4th Sunday of Easter (Deconstructing the Religious Worldview)’ – Matt Rees (audio)

In this audio recording of his homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter, Matt reflects on the gospel text for the day and explores what the tension between Jesus and the Temple authorities might have to say about the nature of religion and the problems with a religious worldview. WARNING : This recording contains some...
The Third Sunday of Easter - Reflections (audio)

The Third Sunday of Easter – Reflections (audio)

Here are some reflections on the gospel reading for the Third Sunday of Easter from Matt.
Easter Season 2016

Easter Season 2016

Details of our gatherings for the Easter season 2016
Matt Rees - The Third Sunday of Lent (audio)

Matt Rees – The Third Sunday of Lent (audio)

Matt shares some brief (10 mins!) reflections on the gospel text for the third Sunday of Lent – does God have a will for your life? What is it? Listen in below…
Chris Thompson - 'The Second Sunday of Lent' (audio)

Chris Thompson – ‘The Second Sunday of Lent’ (audio)

Here’s Chris’s talk for the second Sunday of Lent, 2016, focusing on the lectionary reading from St Paul’s letter to the Philippians.  
The First Sunday of Lent - Matt's talk

The First Sunday of Lent – Matt’s talk

Here’s a transcript of Matt’s reflections for the First Sunday of Lent. So here we are at the outset of Lent and straightaway we plunge headfirst into some pretty meaty stuff. Jesus, we are told by St Luke, is “led by the Spirit into the wilderness” (the phrase that we focussed on for our first...
Lent & Holy Week 2016

Lent & Holy Week 2016

Here are our gatherings for the Lent & Holy Week season 2016.
Matt Rees on 'Epiphanies'

Matt Rees on ‘Epiphanies’

Here’s the audio recording of Matt’s talk given at the Home Community gathering on Sunday 10th January – the day in the church year when we focus on the Baptism of Christ. Where can we expect to receive an epiphany and what can we do when they don’t come?? Matt Rees on ‘Epiphanies’ by Homecommunity...
Baptism of Christ pictures

Baptism of Christ pictures

Here are some photos from our gathering on Sunday 10th January – the Sunday known in the lectionary as ‘The Baptism of Christ’. We reaffirmed our baptismal vows at the font, Matt splashed everyone with water and then we blessed each other with water from the font, making the sign of the cross on each...
Epiphany Sunday pics & talk

Epiphany Sunday pics & talk

Photos and Matt's Talk from our Epiphany Sunday gathering