Based in the Parish

Wolvercote Cemetry is located in the Parish of SS Gregory & Augustine. See the Oxford City Council page.

The Lodge,
447 Banbury Road,
Oxford OX2 8EE

Tel: (01865) 513962
Fax: (01865) 311896
Email: cemeteries@oxford.gov.uk

Open from: Mon-Fri: 8am; Sat & Sun: 9am
Closes at different times according to the time of the year:
Jan: 4pm
Feb: 5pm
March: 6pm
April-September: 7pm
October: 6pm
November: 5pm
December: 4pm

Wolvercote cemetry serves the whole Oxford area and many famous people are buried there - it even has an entry in the on-line encyclopedias Wikipedia and Answers.com.

The Catholic academic and author J.R.R. Tolkien and his wife Edith are buried there. This is picture of Tolkien's grave. JRR was a parishoner, and his eldest son was ordained in SS Gregory & Augustine's.


Prayers for all those buried in a cemetery(For more on Catholic devotions to the Faithful Departed, see here and here.)

O God, by whose loving kindness the souls of the faithful find rest: grant, in Thy mercy, the forgiveness of thier sins to Thy servants and handmaids, and to all who here or elsewhere sleep in Christ: that cleansed from all stain of sin they may rejoice with Thee for evermore. through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen. (Roman Missal.)


O God, who art the light of the souls of the faithful, hearken to our fervent prayers, and appoint to Thy servants and to Thine handmaidens, whose bodies, here and elsewhere, rest in Christ, a place of solace, of peaceful happiness and of glorious light. through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen. (Roman Missal.)


Catholic Institutions based in the Parish

St Barnabas Society, 4 First Turn, Wolvercote (01865) 513377
The St Barnabas Society, a registered charity, operates in Great Britain and Ireland and exists to provide pastoral and financial help on behalf of the whole Catholic community to former clergy ministers and religious from other churches, who live in Great Britain and Ireland, and who have been led by faith and conscience to come into full communion with the Catholic Church.

The Polish Chaplaincy, 59 Carlton Road, Oxford OX2 7SB (01865) 510354