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Oxford church holds 1915-style centenary service

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Image caption St Columba’s on opening in May 1915

A special service has been held at an Oxford church to mark its 100th anniversary.

St Columba's United Reformed Church, on Alfred Street, in the city centre, began as a Presbyterian chaplaincy to the University of Oxford.

The 1915-style service featured prayers and hymns sung at the church's dedication service 100 years ago.

Readings during the service, led by the Rev Dr Carla Grosch-Miller, came from the King James version of the Bible.

Rev Grosch-Miller said: "It is important to remember from whence we came as we look forward to where God may be leading us."

Back in 1915, the elders at the church would also wear full academic dress on communion Sundays.

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Image caption Inside St Columba's United Reformed Church today

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