CHURCH members praised a week of events which celebrated their history.

Wesley Memorial Church, in New Inn Hall Street, hosted its Heritage Week to mark the history of the building which opened in 1878.

Guests were able to learn more about Methodism in Oxford and about one of the movement’s founders John Wesley.

Organiser Rob Thompson said: “Wesley Memorial’s Heritage Week was a fantastic opportunity for the church and wider community to engage with the fascinating and diverse history of Methodism in Oxford.

“The stories studied and shared will serve to inspire us as we face the future, continuing and developing good work in this city.”

The heritage week began with a special commemorative Sunday morning service, where members re-dedicated two of the church’s stained glass windows.

Members were joined by sisters Sue Goodwin and Katharine Onion, descendants of the Nix family which donated a rose window to the church in 1878.

The Heritage Week also include a special lecture series, including talks on science and Christianity, the Methodist movement and church architecture.