Beautiful roof atop Stadhampton Church in Oxfordshire, England.

Pictures of Churches in Oxfordshire - places beginning with A.

These start with Abingdon and also include Adderbury, Adwell, Albury, Alvescot, Ambrosden, Appleford, Ardley, Aston Rowant and Aston Upthorpe.

There really are a lot of churches in Oxfordshire - with quite often even really tiny villages boasting their own local church. These village churches are often quite small but gorgeous to look at - and of course generally have lots of wildlife, wild flowers and nice trees around them too.
Associated with this please also take a look at our other Oxfordshire church photos as well as photos from other adjacent English Counties - ways to these can can be found at the end of this topic.
It is interesting to note how many Oxfordshire churches are named either St. Mary, St. Mary's or St. Mary the Virgin - seems to apply to just about every other church around South Oxfordshire. Our English churches come in many shapes and sizes although ultimately the layout is in the traditional cruciform shape, aligned East to West. View of the church of St Helen from the River Thames at Abingdon, England.As mentioned many Oxfordshire villages have their own small churches which quite often date back for 100's of years - some of them belong to or were built by rich landowners so you can often find a small church near a Manor House and also located in what is now private grounds. Despite the basic shape it is quite amazing how different they often actually are in design and how beautiful many of them are to look at. They often have at least one very large yew tree nearby and lots of not so often seen wild flowers etc. surrounding the edges of the graveyards. Also for (the benefit of?) walkers, visitors and cyclists there are often wooden seats in the graveyards which provide a nice peaceful location for a picnic which is why we often plan our walks to arrive by a church around lunch time if possible.
Back about yew trees - the reason that these old trees are often found growing right next to the churches is because Yew trees are extremely long-lived. Therefore they were treated by the ancient Britons as a place of burial, worship and for other important ceremonies. Thus these sacred places led the first Christians to build their new churches next to them as well. Take a look at Aston St James Church and Ardington's Church (below) for an example of proximity of Yew Trees.

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Abingdon Church - St Helens, Oxfordshire, England.
Abingdon
St Helen
St Helen Church, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
Abingdon
St Helen Church
St Nicolas Church at Abingdon in Oxfordshire, England.
Abingdon
St Nicolas Church
Adderbury Church - St Mary's, Oxfordshire, England.
Adderbury
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church at Adderbury - Oxfordshire, England.
Adderbury
St Mary's Church
St Marys Church at Adwell, Oxfordshire, England.
Adwell
St Mary
St Marys Church, Adwell, Oxfordshire, England
Adwell
St Marys Church
St Helens Church Albury, Oxfordshire, England.
Albury
St Helens Church
Albury Church - St Helens, Oxfordshire, England.
Albury
St Helens
Ambrosden Church, St Mary the Virgin, Oxfordshire, England.
Ambrosden
St Mary the Virgin
Alvescot Church - St. Peters, Oxfordshire, England.
Alvescot
St. Peters
Alvescot (Oxfordshire) - St Peters Church
Alvescot
St. Peters
Ambrosden Church (Oxfordshire) - St Mary the Virgin.
Ambrosden, St Mary the Virgin Church
Appleford Church, Oxfordshire - St Peter and St Pauls
Appleford
St Peter and St Paul
St Peter and St Pauls Church at Appleford, Oxfordshire.
Appleford
St Peter and St Paul
Ardley Church - St Mary's, Oxfordshire, England.
Ardley
St Marys
St Marys Church - Ardley, Oxfordshire, England.
Ardley Oxfordshire
St Marys Church
Ardington Church, Oxfordshire - Holy Trinity
Ardington
Holy Trinity
Ardington - Holy Trinity Church, Oxfordshire, England.
Ardington
Holy Trinity Church
Asthall Church, Oxfordshire - St Nicholas's
Asthall
St Nicholas
St Nicholas Church at Asthall, Oxfordshire, England.
Asthall
St Nicholas Church
Aston_Rowant - St Peter and St Paul's Church Tower, Oxfordshire, England.
Aston Rowant
St Peter and St Paul
Aston_Rowant Church - St Peter and St Paul's, Oxfordshire, England.
Aston Rowant
St Peter and St Paul
Aston Tirroid (Oxfordshire) - St Michael's Church Tower
Aston Tirroid
St Michaels
St Michaels Church at Aston Tirroid, Oxfordshire, England.
Aston Tirroid
St Michaels Church
Aston Upthorpe Church (Oxfordshire) - All Saints
Aston Upthorpe
All Saints
All Saints church at Aston Upthorpe, Oxfordshire, England.
Aston Upthorpe
All Saints church
Aston Church, Oxfordshire - St Jame's
Aston
St James
St Jame's Church - Aston, Oxfordshire, England.
Aston
St James
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