Serving refreshments at Open Doors

Once a year Oxford City opens its doors to give the public access to many places which are not normally open to the public in its Open Doors event. On the same weekend the Ride and Stride event raises money for the Oxford Historic Churches Trust, with people sponsored to walk or cycle to visit churches. Visitors for either event, or who were merely passing were welcome to come to Wesley Memorial Church to purchase refreshments in aid of the church Open Doors project.

Since Oxford have have benefited, and continue to benefit from the improvements to the premises the project has provided several Phab members were happy to join the other volunteers from the church to help.


Welcoming customers


Helping in the kitchen

Oxford Light Night

Oxford kicked off it’s Christmas Light Festival with events around the city, and a parade which included New Inn Hall Street in its route.
Wesley Memorial Church was open for the event with a range of activities in the church.

The calm after the storm !

There was blind drawing, badge making, card making as well as a some toys to play with, and an area of quiet respite.

In the John Wesley room Phab and church members gave free refreshments to members of the public.

We were in an ideal spot to watch the parade !

And then to offer doughnuts to passers by.