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.
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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...

‘Mind the Gap’ – Becks Sutton

Becks is our current Chair of Trustees. In this fascinating talk she helps us to get our heads around the effects of inequality in our society (as well as globally) helping us to see how and why it matters so much.
Book Group Report

Book Group Report

In the summer of 2017 a group of us got together each week to discuss Marcus Borg’s book ‘Convictions’. The book is subtitled ‘A Manifesto for Progressive Christians’ – we were interested to hear and reflect on how Borg was re-envisioning Christian belief as this is a task that many of us in Home feel...
'Across the Divide' - Matt Rees (audio)

‘Across the Divide’ – Matt Rees (audio)

We live in a tribal world – how can we reach across the divide? Perhaps if we understand what’s going below the surface, and understand how tribalism affects our sense of identity and safety, we might be able to connect? Amongst other cultural references Matt refers to Frankie Goes to Hollywood and The Life of...
'Trinity' - Matt Rees (audio)

‘Trinity’ – Matt Rees (audio)

Matt shares some thoughts on the notion of God as Trinity. Instead of getting bogged down in the technical theological aspects of Trinity as a doctrine, he asks why it matters that we conceive of God as a Trinity? What are the implications for our values and how we do things?
Complexity & Simplicity (John 14) - Matt Rees (audio)

Complexity & Simplicity (John 14) – Matt Rees (audio)

Matt shares some brief reflections from John 14 – the disciples are confused as, so often, are we. How can we honour the complexity of our lives and yet find the simplicity we long for?
'Christ the Good Shepherd' (Audio)

‘Christ the Good Shepherd’ (Audio)

Here’s the audio recording of Matt’s talk from the Home Community gathering on 7/5/17.
'Walking with Jesus' - Easter season gatherings

‘Walking with Jesus’ – Easter season gatherings

Details of our gatherings for the Easter season 2017
Fiona on St Thomas

Fiona on St Thomas

Here’s an audio recording from our gathering on 23rd April – the first of our gatherings on the theme ‘Walking with Jesus’. Fiona shares her thoughts on St Thomas.  
Holy Week Gatherings

Holy Week Gatherings

Here are our gatherings for Holy Week 2017
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Details of our Ash Wednesday gathering
Salt & Light - Matt Rees (audio)

Salt & Light – Matt Rees (audio)

Audio recording of Matt's talk at the Home Community gathering on Sunday 5th February