JERICHO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Jericho Community Association

JCA Chair Charlotte Christie advises visitors at the Jericho Street Fair
JCA Chair Charlotte Christie advises visitors at the Jericho Street Fair

Your representatives in Jericho

The Jericho Community Association (JCA) has five main tasks:

  • To administer the Jericho Community Centre
  • To establish a new community centre on the canalside site
  • To represent Jericho residents on local issues such as planning
  • To organize local events such as the annual Street Fair
  • To keep residents aware of local concerns

Registered Charity No. 1168203

The Association is open to anyone who lives in Jericho and everyone is welcome to come to the monthly meetings which are held at the Community Centre on the second Monday of most months at 8.00 p.m.

The 2016 AGM was held on 25 April at St Barnabas School. The meeting considered the minutes of the previous year, the annual accounts and the report from Sue Pead, our administrator as well as brief reports the Jericho Wharf Trust, the Vicar of St Barnabas and one of our councillors. The meeting voted unanimously in favour of the proposal to change the Jericho Community Association to a charitable incorporated organization.

The officers elected were:

Chair: Charlotte Christie (Canal Street)
Secretary: Jenny Mann (Victor Street)
Vice-chair: Henry Gibbon (Furnace House)
Treasurer: Peter Stalker (Cranham Street)

The other committee members elected were: Father Jonathan Beswick, Scott Ellis, Hannah Hirst-Dunton, Anne Mobbs, Jacky Sadones, Phyllis Starkey, and George Taylor.

The meeting also included a very entertaining presentation by Maggie Black of her 1974 BBC documentary film Open Door

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For the past 15 years the JCA has been working towards establsihing a new community centre on the vacant canalside site.

For this purpose, we have joined forces with three other other local organizations to form the Jericho Wharf Trust. They are St. Barnabas Church, the Jericho Living Heritage Trust, and the Jericho Community Boatyard.

For the latest information on this project, please visit the Jericho Wharf website

Did you know?

What St Barnabas Church cost to build?

Thomas Combe the Superin­tendent of OUP and it was he who commissioned and paid for the construc­tion of the church in 1869 at a cost of £6,492. All the interior fittings were provided for about £900. The campanile was erected in 1872 for £800.

How religious we are?

In the 2001 Census, some 50% of Jericho residents said they were Christian, 2.2% Muslim, 1.9% Buddhist and 1.2% professed other religions, while 34% of people said they had no religion. In Oxford as a whole the proportion with no religion was 24%.

Diary

Roses & Castles Concert

Thu 23 Feb - 7.00 pm

St Barnabas Church

Oxclean

Sat 04 Mar - 10.00 am

Jericho Community Centre

2017 Annual General Meeting

Mon 10 Apr - 7.30 pm

St Barnabas School

JCA monthly meeting

Sunday 12 March - 8:00 PM

Community Centre