Father Andrew Foster
St Joseph’s Church
Oxfordshire OX18 3BS
RC Archdiocese of Birmingham charity No: 234216
St. Joseph’s, Carterton: Vigil 6.00pm Sat – Sun 10.00am
St Mary’s, Bampton: Sun 9.00am
(Burford: Sun 11.30am)
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A past parishioner sent us this email:
My name is Chris. Just wanted to say hi. I was an altar boy along with my brother from 1959 to 1965. I was with Father Smith and Father Joppe. Just to mention, that there were 5 altar boys at that time. I can not remember their last names: David was the oldest – drinking age as he and Father Joppe would carry a case of beer from the church to the house every Sunday after mass. Then their was Martin, John, myself and my brother Brian. We were the first St. Stephen altar boys in the parish (1963). The Americans were a big part of your church then with some of their children attending Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Curbridge (as I did myself). I used to love their barbecues in the Church yard, where it was the only opportunity to have a Hamburger at the time.
That was Just a little history. Today my Brother and myself live in Canada, where we moved in 1965. Good to hear that the Church is getting a facelift and I like your new Website. Keep up the good work.