Church COMMUNITY Flat
Since September 2017, Wesley Memorial Church has hosted a small residential community based in a flat on its premises in central Oxford.
(At present the flat rooms are all let to tenants. June 2021)
Wesley Memorial is a busy, active and inclusive Methodist church in the heart of Oxford. With members of all ages, it seeks to be an open, welcoming community where each person is valued and where the love of God is shared.
You can find out more about the church and its mission and activities by exploring this website, or coming along to worship on a Sunday morning.
What does it mean to live in community?
Since the earliest apostles, Christians have gathered in community to pray, learn and minister together. Intentional residential communities, in particular, have provided an alternative model for social relationships and shared living, a supportive context for deepening discipleship, and a springboard for mission and ministry.
View from the small balcony in the flat
responsibilities and commitments on the part of community members and the
church are set out in the following statement:
The Community Ethos —work towards Christian Living: a Statement of Intent
The Community is a joint venture between
Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Oxford and the members of the community. It
is a place of shared Christian life: living and loving together in prayer and
The Church offers the community
- a place
for personal and collective development and spiritual growth
and pastoral support to sustain the ethos of the community
accommodation at reasonable rent
to give practical expression to their faith
and an opportunity to get to know church members
The community members offer the
in Wesley Memorial, possibly as their home church
active committed group of people on site
The Church and the community members
together in faith and action
the agreed selection procedure for new members of the community
this statement every three years or as agreed
The community members work towards sharing:
- care and
support in day-to-day living
and spiritual encouragement
agreed approach to the practical aspects of living together.
Agreed by Wesley Memorial Church Council, March 2017