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Parish of Kidlington with Hampton Poyle

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with Hampton Poyle

Kidlington 800: News


New Website for the Octocentenary

There is a new website to provide more information on the Kidlington and Hampton Poyle 800 activities, and especially for ordering tickets etc.

We are firming up on offers and dates for next year's Octo-Centenary Celebrations.


  • Christmas Cards from last year's nativity and camel on sale soon – two beautiful images. Please buy and send to all!
  • A souvenir booklet is in production and will be ready before Christmas. You can pre-order and give as Xmas presents.
  • Specially bottled wine is on sale, priced £12.20 and £20.20.

Dates, so far

  • January 26: Launch Service with the Bishop of Oxford. St Mary's Kidlington 10am
  • Feb 1st : Gala dinner with silent auction, St Mary's Kidlington 6pm
  • Feb 25th : An evening with Mark Humphriss, Oxford Diocesan Secretary : How does a Diocese Run?
  • June 6th and 7th: Open Gardens Kidlington and Hampton Poyle
  • June 27th: Olympic theme summer fete
  • July 26th Concert by Woodstock Music Society
  • 2 weeks in October: Festival of Music featuring local musicians and groups over a fortnight.
  • December 12th 'Follow that Star' with three camels (ridden by winners of competition)

Other activities in the planning

  • Exhibitions in St Mary's and Kidlington Library, by both Kidlington Camera Club and the Historical Society.

Ways in which you can help

  • Help with publicity: displaying posters, interacting with our social media posts, letting people know ...
  • Organising your own event ...
  • Joining the Fund Raising team for the three building projects.